Connecting to the Wired Network
Complete the steps below to connect to the wired network.
Fairfax, Neville, Webster Hall -Refer to Housing and Dining Services to connect with Comcast Broadband Service.
1. Activate Your Data Outlet
To conserve energy and ensure accurate ownership information, data outlets are deactivated when not in use. Follow these instructions to request a data outlet activation using the activation tool at cando.net.cmu.edu. To use CANDO from off campus, a VPN connection is required. IMPORTANT: Outlet activation may take up to two business days.
2. Connect the Ethernet Cable
Once the outlet is active, connect your Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port in your computer; on the other end connect the Ethernet cable into the data outlet.
RESIDENCE HALLS: Check the Residence Hall Connection Types page to determine if you need a pass-through; see image.
Register your computer using NETREG
. Allow 30 minutes for the registration to take effect.
For Departmental IT Support Staff and Student Organizations
When you connect to the Carnegie Mellon wireless network, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and consent to abide by the Carnegie Mellon Computing Policy and Computing Guidelines. Failure to do so may result in revocation of your network privileges.