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University wireless, Ethernet in my room?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Gorship, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. Gorship

    Gorship Thread Starter

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    Hello! first post, this forum looks cool..good place to post my little info i know and learn a lot!

    so my question is as follows

    Im at univsersity living on Residence, there is wireless all throughout the campus but in my room there is an ethernet port (im assuming thats the term). anyway, so i tried plugging my ethernet cable in and ...nothing happened...now is something suppost to happen? or...what? lol just curious!

    thanks a bunch!

    Gorship
     
  2. Gombot

    Gombot It's My Birthday!

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    Hi Gorship,

    This is definitely a question for your University tech staff. If it is an ethernet port, and it was connected properly to the University network, you should be able to make a connection.

    But it might just be a disconnected leftover of your University's pre-wireless days . . .
     
  3. L8ian

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    hi,
    Have you checked in your computer for the wireless adapter.. Please check wther the wireless adapter is installed or not. Because the ethernet port is slot where you can make a connection.

    Go to network connection, check is tehre any icon called Wireless network connection is available or not.

    If not there is problem in the computer.
     
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