You should make sure you have your network card installed and that it is working properly. You can check this by right clicking on the "Computer" in the Start Menu, then selecting "Properties" at the bottom of the pop up menu. From the top tabs select "Hardware" and click on "Device Manager." Find your Ethernet adapter by name under "Network Adapters," right click on it, and select "Properties." Make sure the "Device Status" window reads "This device is working properly."
- Begin network setup by going to the "Start" menu and selecting "Control Panel." Under the "Network and Internet" category, select "View Network status and tasks."
- After entering the Network and Sharing Center. Choose "Manage network connections" on the right side of the screen under "Tasks."
- Locate your "Local Area Connection" that is associated wih your network adapter. Right click on the icon and select "Properties." (If your User Access Control (UAC) pops up asking for permission to continue, select "Continue.")
Highlight "Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)" and click the "Properties" button below. The window that comes up will look like the screenshot below.
- Click on "Obtain an IP address automatically."
- Click on "Obtain DNS server address automatically."
- Click on "OK" when you are done.
You should not need to change anything else. At this point you should be able to access the internet and connect to our file server CHARLIE by typing
\\charlie.ac.hmc.eduin "Windows Explorer".
If you are still having problems getting your computer to connect to the network, you can email the CIS Help Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To run many programs downloadable from CHARLIE you will need to be running KeyAccess. KeyAccess is necessary to ensure that the number of users running a particular application at one time does not exceed the number of licenses that the school owns for that application. You can find KeyAccess in the folder
Dist-Software\PC\Key Client\ on CHARLIE. To install KeyAccess on your computer click on KSClient.exe. A setup screen should come up. Once you go through the setup and restart your computer KeyAccess should run automatically each time you boot up. To double check this open "Windows Explorer", find the
Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\ folder on your hard drive (usually on the C drive). A shortcut called KeyAccess should be inside the folder.
Applications that can be installed on your computer that utilize KeyAccess can be found in the
Dist-Software\PC\ folder on CHARLIE.