MacOnline Other Systems Setup Guide

*** PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE OFFICIALLY NOT SUPPORTED ON CAMPUS, OTHER NETWORK DEVICES AND OPERATING SYSTEMS WILL STILL OFTEN BE ABLE TO CONNECT TO MACONLINE SERVICES ***


Before you get started setting up your MacOnline connection, you will need to have a few things prepared. The items necessary to setup your connection include:

1. Your MAC ID (the same used when to login to MUGSI)

2.. An RJ-45 network cable (these are provided on move-in with your voucher)

3. An open data port on the wall in your residence. Data jacks are labelled D#. Please note that jacks labelled V# are for telephone and NOT for data use. Users in Les Prince residence will find a data jack on the back of the VOIP phone provided, and must plug their network cable into this data port and not the wall.

Once you have verified all of these items you can proceed based on the specifications of the device you are trying to connect:

Connecting devices with a built-in web browser (Linux-based systems, *BSD, video game consoles with web browsers, etc.):

Connect the network cable into the data port on the wall (or phone) you have previously located. Connect the opposite end of this cable into the RJ-45 network port on your computer. Be careful not to plug the cable into the telephone modem port accidently. The correct network port should appear slightly larger than the modem port.

• Refer to the device or operating system documentation for how to set your device to obtain an IP address and DNS information automatically via DHCP.

• After adjusting these settings, open the web browser and complete the NetReg registration process.

 

Connecting devices without a built-in web browser (XBOX360, Nintendo Wii without Opera, etc.):

Connect the network cable into the data port on the wall (or phone) you have previously located. Connect the opposite end of this cable into the RJ-45 network port on your computer. Be careful not to plug the cable into the telephone modem port accidently. The correct network port should appear slightly larger than the modem port.

• Refer to the device or operating system documentation for how to set your device to obtain an IP address and DNS information automatically via DHCP.

• Complete the manual device registration form available at http://netman.mcmaster.ca/maconly/reg_nonpc.html to obtain authorization for this device to connect to MacOnline. A computer already connected to the Internet will be required for this step.