Installation Guide For Windows XP

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					                             Installation Guide
                              For Windows XP
ResNet TIPS:

1) Do not place the Ethernet cable where it may be walked on or rolled over by furniture, or pierce it
   with tacks or nails to hang it.
2) You will need to purchase an Ethernet cable to connect to the network. Cables can be purchased
   at the IMU Bookstore or at the Help Desk tables on the weekend before fall classes begin.
    a) Wired Connections: cable length of 50 or shorter is sufficient for most rooms.
    b) Wireless Connections: wireless Routers can only be set up after Resnet has been activated
          through a wired connection. Router must be password protected.
3) If you experience connection problems,
    a) Unplug the Ethernet cable from both the PC and the wall, plug it back in, and try again.
    b) Shut down and power your computer off for a minute, then reboot and try again.
4) If it is not working or the dialog boxes look different or are missing contact the ITS Help Desk at
   319.384.4357 (4-HELP) to diagnose this problem.




Physical Inspection:

ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
1) Verify that a network adapter is physically installed in the computer and the Ethernet cable
securely fastened at both ends.


Turn on your firewall:

1) Select Start | Control
Panel.

2) In Classic View click on
Windows Firewall

3) Verify the On radio button
is selected as shown in the
image.

4) Press OK.




ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
Check Device Manager for
Network Adapters:

1) To open Device Manager,
select Start | Control
Panel. In Classic View,
click on the System icon.

2) Click on the Hardware
tab.

3) Click on the Device
Manager tab (Your screen
may look slightly different).




4) Click on the Network
adapters plus sign to list the
installed adapters. Check
for an existing Ethernet
Adapter.

5) If there is a Yellow circle
with an exclamation mark or
a Red X over the icon,
please contact the ITS Help
Desk at 319.384.4357 (4-
HELP) to diagnose this
problem. Otherwise, the
Network Adapter is properly
installed.




ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
Check Network
Configuration:

1) To open Network
settings, select Start |
Control Panel, in Classic
View, left click on the
Network Connections icon.

2) Right-click the Local
Area Connection icon and
select Properties.




3) Verify that the Network
Adapter listed in the
Connect Using: is the
same as in the Device
Manager. If not, please
contact the ITS Help Desk
at 319.384.4357 (4-HELP)
to diagnose the problem.

4) If Internet Protocol
(TCP/IP) is listed but the
box is not checked, then
click the empty box next to
Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).

5) If TCP/IP is not listed,
click Install..., select
Protocol, and click Add. In
Network Protocol, select
TCP/IP then click OK to add
it.

6) Click OK. Ignore all other
components in this window,
checked or not.

7) When prompted to restart
computer, click “Yes”.

ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
8) After computer restarts,
continue with Verify IP
Connectivity.


TCP/IP Configuration:

1) Once the Internet
Protocol (TCP/IP) is listed
and checked, highlight it
and click on Properties.




ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
2) Select “Obtain an IP
address automatically”
and “Obtain DNS server
address automatically” if
not already selected and
click OK. Ignore any
settings in the Alternate
Configuration section.

3) If prompted to restart
computer, click “Yes”.




Verify IP Connectivity:
1) Click on Start, Run, and
type “cmd” in the space
provided and click OK.




ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
  2) A DOS window will
  open up and then type
  “ipconfig /all” at the DOS
  prompt and hit the enter
  key.

  3) Verify the IP Address
  starts with
  128.255.xxx.xxx, the
  Subnet Mask with
  255.255.xxx.xxx and
  Default Gateway with
  128.255.xxx.xxx as well.

  4) If the IP address
  doesn’t start with
  128.255…, then type
  “ipconfig /release”, wait
  for the message IP
  address successfully
  released for adapter
  “Local Area
  Connection”. Next, type
  “ipconfig /renew” and
  wait for the IP address,
  Subnet Mask and Default
  gateway information to
  show up. Verify the IP
  address starts with
  128.255.xxx.xxx, the
  Subnet Mask with
  255.255.xxx.xxx and
  Default Gateway with
  128.255.xxx.xxx as well.




ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP
Check Internet Options:

1) Select Start | Control
Panel. In Classic View,
Click on Internet Options.

2) Click on the
Connections tab at the top
of the window, and select
Never dial a connection. If
a Dial-up profile has been
created, highlight it and
select Remove.

3) No other settings need to
be changed. Click OK.




ResNet Setup:

1) Open a new browser

2) Follow the instructions for
connecting to Resnet.

3) Once you reach the last
screen leave your browser
window open. Once you see
the activation window you
have successfully
connected to Resnet.


Test Browser:

1) As a final test, Start your browser, open a date sensitive web page such as www.dailyiowan.com
or www.nytimes.com and verify today’s date shows on the page.

2) If it is not working, or if the dialog boxes look different or are missing, contact the ITS Help Desk at
319.384.4357 (4-HELP) to diagnose this problem.


ResNet 2009 – Installation Guide for Windows XP