Classroom Technology Services (CTS) - Classroom Network Connections
Each network connection in a classroom uses a specific IP address. The IP address can be one of two types:
Static: an IP address which remains constant
Dynamic: an IP address which changes periodically
If you know that your network connection uses a static IP address but don’t know what it is, call us. We can give you the static IP address so you can enter it on your computer. If you’re not sure how to configure your computer to use a static IP address, we can help.
If your network connection uses a dynamic IP address, you will not need to enter it as it will be assigned by the DHCP server. However, if you’re not sure how to configure your computer to use a dynamic IP address, call us for assistance.
Rooms on the Web provides information on what type of IP addresses are used for network connections in the rooms listed.
Most classroom network ports use DHCP to dynamically allocate an IP address to a computer. To obtain an IP address, the computer must be registered with the DHCP server.
CTS can register your computer or assist you in the process. You will need to know the physical (MAC) address of your network interface. Once you have this, please call us and we will register your computer with the DHCP server.
Once your computer has been registered and configured for a dynamic IP address, the next time you go into your class, you will only need to plug into the network to connect.