University of Louisiana at Lafayette Campus Computing

B.Y.O.C - Bring Your Own Computer

Student Union 130 -- 8 User Stations

Basic Information
The Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) B.Y.O.C. (Bring Your Own Computer) lab is located in the Student Union, Room 130 (near the pay phones on the first floor). The BYOC allows students to connect their personal computers or laptops to the campus network via modem dialup (STEP-UP or commercial ISP) or via Ethernet using DHCP. The lab has eight user stations, all eight have 10 MHz UTP (10baseT) Ethernet connections and four have standard phone lines. The lab will be available during regular Student Union hours.
Configuration Information
If you will be using a standard modem, see the STEP-UP configuration information to configure your computer to dial in.
To use the Ethernet connection, your computer must be configured to use DHCP.
  • Configuring DHCP on Windows
    1. Click START - Settings - Control Panel.
    2. Double-click the Network icon on the Control Panel.
    3. Under The following network components are installed, check to see if a component called TCP/IP for your Ethernet card is listed (not only Dial-up Adapter). If it is there, skip to step 6; if it is not listed, click Add.
    4. In the Select Network Component Type window, click Protocol, then click the Add button.
    5. Under Manufacturers, click Microsoft. Under Network Protocols, click TCP/IP.
    6. Select TCP/IP from the list of components and click Properties.
    7. On the IP Address tab, make sure Obtain an IP address automatically is selected.
    8. On the WINS Configuration tab, make sure Use DHCP for WINS Resolution is selected.
    9. Click OK. Then, click OK again.
    10. Restart your computer when instructed to do so. After re-booting, your connection to the Internet should be properly setup.
  • Configuring DHCP on Mac OS (7.6 and later)
    1. Open the TCP/IP Control Panel.
    2. Locate the Connect via drop-down box and select Ethernet.
    3. Locate the Configure drop-down box and select Using DHCP server.
    4. The DHCP server will supply IP address, subnet mask, router address, and name server address.
    5. Locate the Search domains text field and type usl.edu<RETURN> and louisiana.edu<RETURN>.
BYOC Rules of Operation - 03/27/2000
  • Bring your own computer.
  • Smoking is bad for computer health, NO SMOKING in BYOC
  • One man's music is another man's noise, NO SPEAKERS - just headphones.
  • Hours of operation match those times that the Student Union is open.
  • Things don't get better if we don't know about the problem. Fill out a survey!!!
  • In cases where immediate action is required, please go to the Information Desk.

Document last revised: Friday, 08-Nov-2002 11:45:59 CST.

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