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What port do I plug my computer into for Internet access in my dorm room? [MOVED]
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What port do I plug my computer into for Internet access in my dorm room?
LetNet data parts in residence halls are blue (either the entire jack is blue or the jack has a blue rectangular identifier above it). In rooms where there are only two data ports, you may connect to either port*. In these rooms, the data ports should be labeled with the room number followed by "A" and "B". Your roommate may use the remaining port. In some residence areas (such as the quads) there are four total ports in each room, labeled A, B, C, and D. In these rooms, ports A and C are the data ports, Port B is the single phone connection for the room, and Port D is a spare port and not connected to any services.
As always, if you aren't sure or need additional assistance, contact the IT Help Desk via the contact information linked below.
Here are some examples of what jacks might look like in various dormitories around the campus:
*Some residence halls only have one active network jack per room. In these rooms, only the "A" jack will be active. If you wish to connect multiple computers via wired connections in these rooms, you may use an approved network switch. Residence Halls with only one network jack as of Spring 2013: Gilbert Hall