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Connecting my laptop with Unix servers.

Using ethernet cable.



3:07 pm on Oct 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Halo again.

I' m a student who can't access any internet connection packages in my home of residences, because my contract will have to be for 1 year, but I' m not going to stay here for so long.

The university allows me to use only 25mb space to save my downloads in their servers so I was wondering if I could unplug the cable from one of the PC's from the university Computer Cetnres and plug it to my laptop instead. I just need to download larger files using my Laptop's HD.

Can I have ethernet connection plugging my laptop to the university's network in order to be able to download larger files to my laptop?

How can I set my laptop to be able to connect to that network?

I Just need to access the internet, and download files without the 25mb space limitations from my university using the Outlook Express!!

Note that it is difficult for me to have any other access to the internet than this crappy one.


3:59 pm on Oct 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

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It ain't usually quite that simple ;)

There are loads of things you could try - but the simplest approach is usually best. Try talking to the tech people they might be fine with this kind of thing - after all some uni's are now encouraging students to come with laptops.

If they seem uncooperative try buying beer for them - it worked for me.

If none of these things work you need to do the following.

1) Set your laptop to DHCP and plug in and restart.
2) Or get information from the uni machine about its IP, gateway dns - copy it into your machine and restart.

Its quite complicated and would take all day to write a step by step guide - but those hints should get you started.

Be aware that this may be against your uni's acceptable use policy and get you banned :(

Good luck - and Welcome to Webmaster World - do you have any Web related questions? ;)

8:05 pm on Oct 10, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Welcome Alex!

If you need specifics, you might want to tell us what kind of system your laptop is running...