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What Is the Service?

MSU Information Technology offers network consulting, engineering, and installation services for MSU departments and units on and off campus. Network services include wired and wireless network design and installation.

Departments may request changes and additions to wired or wireless networking service. Departmental wireless networks are various custom wireless networks for university needs across campus. These are limited to MSU IT deployment in specific areas for specific purposes in collaboration with MSU departments.

The primary MSU wired and Wi-Fi network is available across campus and is accessed by those with MSU NetIDs. This network requires DHCP registration of the system with the network and MSU NetID login. The MSUnet Wireless Guest network is intended for use by visitors and users without an MSU NetID.

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Wired and wireless routers allow users to connect multiple networked devices to the MSU network, giving each device access to the Internet. However, in certain situations the configuration of the router will interfere with the campus network.
Following these steps will disable IPv6 on your device.
The following information is primarily for the departments/units who host guests or conferences. Individual campus guests (such as hotel guests) are advised to take advantage of MSUnet Wireless Guest, or to contact the sponsoring department/unit.
This article provides information about how to troubleshoot and report ethernet issues at MSU Residence Halls
University Village has wireless and ethernet in all buildings and rooms. Spartan Village has ethernet, but certain buildings do not have wireless access.
This article details the speeds possible on MSU networks.
This article provides information about campus internet security.
Following these steps will clear the DNS cache on your macOS machine. This is a common troubleshooting step for various website issues.
Following these steps will clear the DNS cache on your Windows machine. This is a common troubleshooting step for various website issues.
This article details multiple methods to determine what IP address your computer is using.
Following these steps will register and connect a wireless router for use in a MSU Residence Hall.
The article lists specifications that are the recommended standard for any new switch that is being purchased.
On rare occasions, a user will have a IP address, which is the standard IP address used for a loopback network connection. The computer is communicating with itself.
How to troubleshoot when a device is unable to connect to the network successfully and is receiving an IP address beginning with 169 (169.x.x.x).


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Service Offerings (5)

Add IP Address Space
Request additional IP addresses or need IP addresses for a new building or a new portion of your building network.
Data Center Network
Request changes to the network for a data center.
Data/Ethernet Outlet
Request a new data/ethernet outlet be installed.
Network Consultation
Request a consultation regarding network needs for MSU departments and units on and off campus. These services include providing network and wireless designs and estimates for small to large projects, including network upgrades and remodels to full building network installations.
Network Unblock
Connections are typically blocked if your system is identified to be causing harm to the campus network or is violating the MSU Acceptable Use Policy (AUP). This form should be used by individuals who understand what needs to be done to clean and repair their systems.