MacOnline Windows Vista Setup Guide

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 with getting your computer connected:

• 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.


For Windows 7

• Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Internet Center, View netowrk status and tasks and click on the Change adapter settings on the left pane of the window.

• Right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties. Press Continue if prompted by User Account Control (UAC)

• Double-click the “(TCP/IPv4)” item to open the Internet Properties window. On the General tab, make sure that both the obtain IP Address and DNS server options are set to automatic.

• Click the Advanced button to display to display the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window. Remove any default gateways and click DNS tab to continue. Remove any DNS server addresses. Click OK, OK. Close all open windows.

• Once you have adjusted your network settings, please open a web browser window and complete the Network Registration instructions that will appear. If you are not automatically redirected to the “NetReg” web page, or have difficulty registering please contact MacOnline at ext. 24357.


For Windows Vista

• Click Start, Control Panel, Network and Sharing Center and click on the Manage Network Connections on the left pane of the window.

• Right-click Local Area Connection, and click Properties. Press Continue if prompted by User Account Control (UAC)

• Double-click the “(TCP/IPv4)” item to open the Internet Properties window. On the General tab, make sure that both the obtain IP Address and DNS server options are set to automatic.

• Click the Advanced button to display to display the Advanced TCP/IP Settings window. Remove any default gateways and click DNS tab to continue. Remove any DNS server addresses. Click OK, OK. Close all open windows.

• Once you have adjusted your network settings, please open a web browser window and complete the Network Registration instructions that will appear. If you are not automatically redirected to the “NetReg” web page, or have difficulty registering please contact MacOnline at ext. 24357.


For Windows 8

• Move your cursor to the top right of the screen until the Charm Bar pops out on the right.

• Click the Settings charm.

• Click Control Panel.

• Click Network and Sharing Center. If you do not see this, your view is currently set to Category. Click on the drop down beside "View by:" and select either Small or Large icons.

• Double click on Ethernet then select Properties

• Scroll down until you see Internet Protocol Version 4. Double click on this.

• Select Obtain an IP address automatically.

• Once you have adjusted your network settings, please open a web browser window and complete the Network Registration instructions that will appear. If you are not automatically redirected to the “NetReg” web page, or have difficulty registering please contact MacOnline at ext. 24357.