Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) is now available to make network access in different physical locations much easier for customers. DHCP allows automatic network address assignment as users move from one participating campus location to another. Laptop users can now move from one network to another and use their NetID to gain authorized access at a network location other than the one normally used. They no longer have to change network settings on their computer; the service recognizes your machine's unique address and assigns your network setting. The service, offered by Information Technology Services, provides authenticated network login via the NetID to a departmental network, and logs who is using the resource. Once registered at the other network, no further re-registration is required. There are advantages for both customer and network administrators alike.
- Customers do not need to worry about, or discover, what network settings to use. Customers can be mobile without the pain of reconfiguration, or the need to get local network administrator support.
- The service can be as wide as all of the departments who opt in with the simplicity of one network configuration.
- Network security is maintained by requiring all DHCP users to register with their NetID.
- There are no additional costs to the customer as the service is already part of the network.
- The service is monitored 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
- There are applications for department network resources, classroom facilities, labs, and meeting space. Please contact ITS at x4-4357 or use the webform to initiate a consultation.
- There are no incremental costs for the service.