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Getting a wired laptop connection

To get a wired laptop connection, you must have an assigned desk with an available network cable or jack.

Most network jacks will allow you to connect your laptop and get an address over DHCP. This may take up to 60 seconds.

If you want a static IP address or have other requirements, contact helpdesk@cs.umd.edu to request an IP address and network connection.

Please include

  • the name you’d like to use for your laptop,
  • the room number and location of your desk,
  • the number from an existing ethernet cable on your desk if one exists,
  • the MAC address of your laptop.