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Wired Network

The majority of IIT offices, classrooms, laboratories, residence halls, and public spaces have at least one location that provides up to two data jacks. The IIT standard colors for data jacks are yellow/orange, and voice jacks are green/blue; where old cabling still exists, the color of the jacks might differ.

Wired connections provide the fastest network and internet access on Campus, with the exception of MSV Residence Hall where the wireless infrastructure might be faster than wired network. Generally, in MSV (except Fowler Hall) in most of the rooms, when looking in from the door, the ports on the left side are data ports, and the ports on the right side are phone ports; it is possible that they are mislabeled too. If you need assistance please contact the OTS Support Desk.  

IIT/OTS provides network and internet access in Greek Housing. For some of the houses, the internal distribution is handled by the fraternity organizations.

Getting Connected

How to request a data outlet installation

If you don’t have a data outlet in your room/office, please contact the OTS Support Desk.  The following information will be needed when you request a data outlet installation: Name of the Department, Building, Floor, Room, and where in the room the data outlet should be installed. Please use this link for more information about cabling.

How to Activate Your Data Outlet

If your data outlet is not active, you’ll need to submit a ticket with the OTS Support Desk and the following information is needed for activation

Faculty/staff

Name of the Department, Building, Floor, Room, and where in the room the data outlet should be activated.

Students

Building, Floor, Room and a phone number where you can be reached.

Tenants

Name of the Company, Building, Floor, Room, and where in the room the data outlet should be activated.

Connect the Ethernet cable

After your data outlet has been activated, you need to connect your Ethernet cable to the data port to get network access. The IIT standard colors for data jacks are yellow/orange and voice jacks are green/blue; where old cabling still exists, the color of the jacks might differ. If you still have problems or questions, please do not hesitate to contact the OTS Support Desk.

Network Registration

  • All IIT students, faculty and staff are required to register their device(s) via the IIT DHCP Registration site (http://216.47.143.52) note this is http, not https.
  • Devices that do not have a web browser or unable to access the registration site must be registered manually by contacting the OTS Support Desk.