Using Wired and Wireless Networks Around Campus
Stanford has a large and growing number of wired and wireless networks
available for you to use with your laptop or other computing device. For
example, the Gates and Packard buildings, some libraries, parts of Tresidder Union, and a large
portion of the Main Quad are covered by Ethernet, 802.11b, or both.
Access is permitted only to members of the Stanford community, however.
To gain access, you need to register your network card with Stanford's central
database (NetDB). Once it's registered, you can plug it in and roam around
campus without having to log in or reconfigure your computer on each network.
How you get your card registered in NetDB depends on who you are.
For students in Computer Science, you register your network card in one of
- If you live on campus, then your home network is in your residence,
and you should contact your
- If you live off campus, then your home network is in the Gates Building,
and you should fill out a
Be sure to provide your network card's hardware address, and in the
request that "Roaming DHCP" be enabled for your host. The IP Subnet field
to you if you also want to use your laptop on the Gates network.
For more general, University-wide information, see the Roaming DHCP page
or the wireless
Last updated: 23 Mar 2003 by Ed Swierk
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