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Mac OS X Student Ethernet Instructions

Mac OS X Student Ethernet Instructions

For Student Residence Halls and University Meadows Apartments
Effective Winter 2003

These instructions will assist you in configuring your MacOS X computer for the University of Missouri-St. Louis campus network. Your computer must have a properly installed ethernet adapter, and it must be connected to the data port with your ethernet cable.

Beginning in Winter 2003, your computer will now automatically obtain a network configuration from a server on the network.

  1. Go Apple Menu > System Preferences. The System Preferences window will appear.
  2. Select Network. Your network settings will appear.
  3. Under Show, select Built-in Ethernet, or other ethernet adapter you may be using.
  4. On the TCP/IP tab, for Configure, select Using DHCP. Leave the DHCP Client ID and Domain Name Servers blank.
  5. Close and save your changes.

Open a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, or Netscape Navigator. You should see the Online Network Registration page.

Your SSO ID username and password are used to access your network account. If you have not obtained this information, please visit

You must enter your SSO ID username and password on the Online Network Registration page. When you have entered your valid SSO ID name and password, you may reboot your computer, and begin using the network.

The University of Missouri St. Louis provides this service to students for educational purposes. The university does not support online communications i.e. ICQ or online gaming. Your university network connection is a privilege not a right. Any abuse, misuse or violations of the Instructional Technology Services "Acceptable use Policy" ( will result in a loss of your privilege to use the university network for your personal computer.