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How can I connect to INTERNET from dormitories?

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For the users who stay in the dormitories and want to use the local cable network, the first step is that the dormitory manager registers the user in the dormitory automation system.

This process is conducted by the manager of the dormitories for each student during the registration to the dormitories. After the dormitory manager completes the registration, users have to sign in with their central system user name and password at https://netregister.metu.edu.tr

Users can obtain access to the cable network after entering their MAC address information in Wired Network menu in netregister.metu.edu.tr

Note: Since DHCP is used (i.e. recognized automatically) in all dormitories, the users in the dormitories can connect to the internet after completing all the steps defined above. They do not have to enter TCP/IP settings. Moreover, users who stay in those dormitories can also reach https://netregister.metu.edu.tr through local cable network before registration in order to complete their registration.

Steps in order to be connected to the internet after obtaining IP address information are as follows:

  1. Be sure that your computer recognizes your Ethernet card. You can find it by clicking right to the computer icon, choosing properties, then device manager and network card. If your computer recognizes Ethernet card, that is, right software are installed, you can continue without any problem. If there is an exclamation mark on the device icon, that means your computer does not recognize the Ethernet card. Then, you have to install the right software.
  2. Next step is configuration of TCP/IP settings. Click right on the computer icon in desktop, choose properties, then TCP/IP settings, and then choose properties. You can complete the settings by selecting "Obtain automatically"  in the relevant boxes and then clicking OK. Almost in all Windows operating systems, the configuration of TCP/IP settings is conducted similarly.
  3. Lastly, in order to connect to the cable network, it is necessary to obtain a UTP network cable from electronic stores.  You should measure the distance between the location of your computer and network plug. After connecting the UTP network cable to your computer and plug, you should be able to connect to METU cable network.
  4. It is suggested for the users who utilize network connection in the dormitory regions to read the Dormitory Rooms Computer Network Rules.

You can visit https://faq.cc.metu.edu.tr/tr/sss/yurtlarda-yasadigim-ag-baglanti-sorunu... (in Turkish temporarily) if you have any problems connecting to the cable network. You can also send a IT support request via https://itsupport.metu.edu.tr. 

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