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Naming Convention (ResNet)

ResNet participants are required to follow the conventions below when setting up a computer to access LetNet from on-campus. Please call or email the helpdesk if you need assistance in how to rename your computer.

  • Computer Name: This must be your LetNet account name (i.e. the first part of your email address before the "@letu.edu"). If your LetNet username is longer than the allowable length of the name field (typically 15 characters), use the first 15 letters of your LetNet username.  If you are receiving a conflict with another computer name on the network - please temporarily change the 15th digit to a "2" and call us within the next business day at Ext. 3500 to allow us to resolve the name conflict officially.
  • Some students may have a laptop in addition to their primary computer. Though students may only have one computer connected to their ResNet port at a time, if the student wishes to connect to the approved wireless network, the second computer should use the following naming convention: LetNet account name, followed by the number 2. (Ex. "janesmith2").
  • Workgroup Membership: All student computers are considered part of ResNet (ResNet is the residential segment of LetNet, this includes all student residence hall jacks) and are required to utilize RESNET as their workgroup name and participate as a member client.
  • The Computer Name and Workgroup fields are configurable as follows:
    • Windows 2000/XP and higher Clients: Right-Click on "My Computer," Select the "Properties" option with a left-click, select the "Computer Name" tab, and click the "Change" button.
    • Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT: On the Start menu select Control Panel, then Network, then the "Identification" tab.
  • Macintosh Users: You should follow the conventions above as closely as possible for applicable Mac networking settings.
  • Unix-compatible and other non-Windows/Mac Machines:You must provide a local and/or DNS host name in your TCP/IP services configuration which matches the naming convention detailed in the "Computer name" section above.  In addition, if your DHCP client utilizes a different name than your host (or DNS host) name to register its lease you must utilize the same naming convention in this field.
  • Operating systems without Workgroup-style grouping are still responsible for configuring all unique machine identifiers (such as host names) to reflect the standard ResNet naming convention.
  • Computer Description: Students are free to creatively use their computer's "Description" field as they wish within normal University guidelines for appropriate use.
  • How to Change Your Computer Description:
    • Windows 2000/XP and higher: Right-Click on "My Computer," Select the "Properties" option with a left-click, select the "Computer Name" tab, and modify the "Computer Description" field.
    • Windows NT: Add the description manually from the command prompt with the following syntax:   net config server /srvcomment:"description"
    • Windows 95, 98, and ME: On the Start menu select Control Panel, then Network, then the "Identification" tab.
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