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What is Bilkent Dorm-Net?
Starting in the 1997-98 Fall Semester, Bilkent students will able to have direct Internet access from their dormitory rooms. Students will have the opportunity to connect their own personal computers to the University network via the provided Ethernet infrastructure.
Students' PC's in the dorms will share the same networking and internetworking facilities with the rest of the PC's around the University.
What Can you do with Dorm-Net?
With Dorm-Net, you can access the University network and the Internet from your PC in your room.
You can browse the World Wide Web, send and receive e-mail, connect to ORS (On-Line Registration System) & SRS (Student Review System), BLISS (Bilkent Library Information Services System), telnet and ftp to any UNIX host that you have access rights; even run X-Windows applications if you have got appropriate X-Server program(s) on your PC.
What Can't you do with Dorm-Net?
You cannot get connected to the Windows NT servers that are installed in various labs around the campus and hence cannot use the software installed on them. In other words, if you need to use; say MS-Office, you have to have your own copy installed on your own PC.
What do you need to connect my computer to Dorm-Net?
- A personal computer (Mac's are also welcome)
- An Ethernet adapter board equipped with a 10Base-T interface (also called UTP interface)
- An adapter cable (patch cable) which you will use to attach your Ethernet adapter to the UTP outlet on the wall. You can buy this patch cable at the University bookstore. We recommend you to buy one instead of making one yourself because of the special wiring.
- Appropriate TCP/IP software.
- You must agree and comply with ALL the terms and conditions in Dorm-Net RULES. As a commitment, you must sign an agreement with Bilkent Computer Center administration. You connection will be enabled after you sign the agreement.
What are the Dorm-Net Rules?
You must read, understand and comply with the Dorm-Net rules. If you infringe ANY item in this set of rules, you will be banned from Dorm-Net facilities. You can read the Dorm-Net rules and regulations by clicking here.
What network card is the best?
Any NE-2000 compatible network interface card will do. You can certainly use cards which comply 3-COM, Western Digital or other standards but NE-200 compatible ones are the cheapest and easiest to configure.
How to install the network interface card into your computer?
We strongly recommend you to refer to the manuals of your PC and the manuals of your network card. If you need to have some hints, you can find some here.
Will your computer work on Dorm-Net?
Any computer which can run Windows 3.x or better still, Windows 95 is quite suitable.
BCC will provide limited assistance and support for Windows 95 clients. If you shall be using Windows 3.x, we strongly recommend that you switch to Wİndows 95 to get most out of DormNet.
The minimum PC configuration that we have fount to run reasonable is :
Processor: 486 Memory: 8MB RAM Available Disk Space: 10MB Operating System: Windows 95
If your computer is a Macintosh, it will certainly work with Dorm-Net provided that it has a 10BaseT network adapter and appropriate software; but BCC will not provide any support Mac's .
If you are not certain whether or not your machine meets the minimum requirements for the software, or if you are looking for alternatives for a machine which does not meet the minimum requirements, please contact the Bilkent Computer Center.
What to do when your computer is ready to be connected to Dorm-Net?
- Once you have your computer ready with the Ethernet adapter installed (make sure that there are no IRQ and address conflicts. You can go through its installation manuals and if available, run the diagnostic tools which you have probably received with your network interface adapter).
- Sign the Dorm-Net agreement at BCC main offices located on the 4th floor of the Engineering Building.
- Wait at least 24 hours till you receive an e-mail which states the IP (Internet Protocol) address that you are going to use with your computer.
- Setup your TCP/IP software and enjoy.... If you need assistance for setting up your MS-Windows 95 computer, you can check the WEB pages titled "How to setup TCP/IP networking on a Win95 computer?".
Will BCC staff set your computer up for you?
No. You have to solve hardware and software setup problems using your own resources. BCC staff will only help by e-mail (email@example.com)
You have installed the network card, the software and everything but it doesn't seem to be working. What can be wrong?
This is not a simple question.What can you do when your Dorm-Net connection starts functioning correctly?
Have you connected your machine to the Dorm-Net jack in your room? Are you sure that the is no IRQ conflict with your network card? Are you sure that you have installed the software correctly? Are the ligths (LEDs) on your network interface card blinking? (If there are any LEDs at all).
Now you will need some software that will make life easier for you. Typical TCP/IP applications that you will need are :
- A telnet client... Which will enable you to login to Bilkent UNIX workstations. Although Win95 has a standard client program; telnet.exe; we strongly recommend to use the more flexible NETTERM shareware utility which you can download now by clicking the NETTERM icon. ( You might need the PKUNZIP.EXE utility to extract the files in netterm.zip.)
- An ftp (file transfer protocol) client... Which will enable you to move files from/to hosts on the network. Although Win95 has a standard client program; ftp.exe; we strongly recommend to use the more flexible and user friendly WSFTP shareware utility which you can download now by clicking the WSFTP icon.
- A POP3 (Post Office protocol V.3) client... We recommend EUDORA as the POP3 client software which will enable you to send/receive from/to from/to your personal computer. In case you need assistance for installing EUDORA, you can see some help in "EUDORA HINTS Page".
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