How Do I Connect My Computer or Device to the Internet?

Network Username and Password

In order to connect to IUP's network, whether wired or wireless, you'll need to know your network username and password. This is the same as your MyIUP username and password. You can set or reset your password through the iaccounts website.

Connecting your Computer 

To connect your computer to IUP's wireless please see IT Support's instructions.

To register your computer for the wired connection in your room, plug in and try to use a web browser. You should be redirected to IUP's iconnect page. Follow the instructions to update your computer to use the network using your network account information. You can also go to the iconnect web page to update your computer in advance. See information about in-room ethernet connections.

Phones and Other Supported Mobile Wireless Network Devices

The IT Support Center has instructions on connecting Personal Mobile Devices to the wireless network connection. Any smartphone or tablet should be able to connect to IUP's wireless network.

Devices such as laptops, smartphones, and tablets should all be able to use the wireless connection. You can get help connecting to the wireless at the IT Support Center.

Game Machines, Smart Devices, and Other Network Devices

On a device that has an internet connection: Open up a browser and go to https://iconnect.iup.edu/

  • Click on the checkbox next to I agree to the Terms & Conditions and then click Next to continue.
  • Choose the option Resnet Gaming and Smart/IoT Devices.  You will be prompted for your IUP username and password.
  • You will be asked to choose which type of device to register.

If you're connecting a game machine it is strongly recommended that you use a wired connection.

  • For wired devices:

    • Choose Register Unsupported Wired Device
    • You need to put in the wired MAC address of your wired device. You should be able to find this on the network settings on the device you're trying to connect. This is an unique combination of numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.
    • Once you register the correct MAC address for your device, you can plug your device's Ethernet cable into an active port in your room (any port ending in "A" is active). Make sure the device is set to use the wired connection and that all network settings are "automatic" (do not hardcode any network information). You may need to restart your machine, but once it's registered it should work.
  • For wireless devices:

    • Choose Register Unsupported Wireless Device
    • You need to put in the wireless MAC address of your wireless device. You should be able to find this on the network settings on the device you're trying to connect. This is an unique combination of numbers 0-9 and letters A-F.
    • Once you register the correct MAC address for your device, you can go through the wireless setup on the device and connect to wireless SSID "netregonly" and put in the password the registration page provides. You may need to restart the device, but it should work.
  • Some troubleshooting tips:

    • Double-check your MAC address. if any one digit or letter is wrong, registration will not work
    • Double-check that you input the wireless password correctly for "netregonly"
    • If you cannot find the MAC address of your device, see if you can find instructions online on how to navigate the menus. All devices are different.

Here are some options for connecting some wireless devices to the wired network.

 

Printers

You cannot connect a printer to IUP's network. If you have a wireless printer, please disable the wireless to prevent interference. If your printer supports Bluetooth, you can print wirelessly that way.

IUP does not provide support for personal printers. You can use a personal printer connected directly to your computer using a USB cable.

Hubs/Routers/Switches

You cannot use any device to extend the network. Any attempt to use such devices can result in the suspension of your network privileges. See IUP's Acceptable Use Policy (pdf) for more details.