|Step 1: Connect your Mac to the network jack in your room with an Ethernet cable and open System Preferences|
|From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences to display the window shown below.|
|Step 2: Open the Network control panel and configure your network settings.|
|Click the Network icon to display the Network control panel window shown below.|
First, select your Ethernet adaptor from the left pane. Select "Using DHCP" from the Configure IPv4 drop down list. Click the Advanced button on the bottom right. Click the Proxies tab to display the next window shown below.
Uncheck all option boxes as shown. Click the OK button, and then the Apply button to save your changes.
|Step 3: Keep your system safe from viruses and malicious attacks.|
|Go to http://www.jmu.edu/computing/download/index.shtml Select "Macintosh OS X," download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection. This will ensure viruses are not preventing you from connecting to JMU's network.|
Now that your computer is configured and plugged into the network connection, you will need to register your computer before your Internet applications will work. To register, open Safari and you will automatically be sent to the registration web page. Once your computer has been registered, we require that you keep your system software updated and use Symantec Anti-virus to protect your computer. Read our Macintosh System Update documentation to learn how to keep your system safe on our network.