Please make sure you update your anti-virus definitions before
using the UNC network.
Windows users: ITS recommends Microsoft's security products
for virus and malware protection. Personal computers with Windows 8 have
built-in. Personal computers with Windows 7 can install
Microsoft Security Essentials.
University-owned computers should install
Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection.
Mac users: ITS recommends that Macintosh users
install ClamXav antivirus software on their computers.
In order for a computer to use the Internet, it must have a
valid, unique Internet Address (a.k.a. IP
number), and it must be configured to use the gateway
that connects the local network to the rest of the Internet. A
certain set of IP numbers are reserved for use by computers on
UNC's campus. Your computer needs to be configured to use one of
these IP numbers.
DHCP (DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL) provides a way for your computer to get a unique IP
number and gateway information dynamically from the network itself
whenever you try to use the Internet. It lets your computer
configure itself so you don't have to.
To fill out the DHCP (DYNAMIC HOST CONFIGURATION PROTOCOL) registration form, you need to
have several pieces of information in hand. In particular, you
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