SMS scnews item created by Paul Szabo at Fri 7 Oct 2005 1447
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Laptops, wired and wireless connections


You may ask for your laptop to connect to our School "wired" network.
Then you are "inside" the Maths firewall, with easy access to Maths
services e.g. file copying or printing; access to external services
is also fast and easy.

Should you wish to connect to the "inside wired" service, find the MAC
(aka ethernet) address (e.g. 00:E0:81:21:A6:83) of your network card:
 - on Windows (in a CommandPrompt window) use  ipconfig /all  and look
   for Physical Address (of your wired ethernet device)
 - on Linux/Mac (in a terminal)  use  ifconfig -a  and look for HWaddr
 - on Mac go to SystemPreferences Network choose device, Advanced Ethernet
and please send this to "support" and ask to set things up for you.

Once an IP address and network name are allocated, simply set the laptop
to do everything automatic (detect network settings or IP address via
DHCP, web connection direct or detect settings automatically).

Laptop users may access the School login server via "ssh -X como" to run
any commands e.g. tuteroll or access other servers via xfrom, or use scp
etc for file transfer.

Please see also
about settings and printing, and
about ssh and scp usage (connecting to como, without skeys).
For file access you could instead use Samba: on Windows machines go
to \\rome, on Linux or Mac connect to smb://rome, maybe see also

Please ensure that your laptop is:
 - virus-free (e.g. by having some up-to-date AV software and/or by
   running a non-Windows OS), and
 - not simultaneously connected to both wireless and wired networks.



Wireless should be working everywhere within Carslaw (and on campus).
The various networks are:

 - UniSydney
     For staff and students: log in with your unikey
 - UniSydney-Guest
     For visitors: sponsoring person to organize access as described in
 - Eduroam
     For visitors from, and for USyd people travelling to, subscribing
     institutions. To set up Eduroam on your laptop, please see the
     instructions on the "Ask Sydney" site
     (search eduroam): in May2017 the pages were
     and specifically note that your Eduroam username is
     (not your email address).

Wireless is operated by central ICT (not by Maths support), see also
and is "outside" of the Maths firewall. Access to Maths services is
possible with remote login as described in .

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