Wired Network

Who is my Resident Computer Consultant (RCC)?

Students (both undergrad and graduate) get most of the help they need with computers through their Resident Computer Consultant (RCC).  These are students who live in student housing whose job it is to provide this help.  Each RCC is assigned to a housing unit (some larger ones may have several RCCs).  To find yours, go to

How do I connect to the Stanford network using Windows?

Your computer can connect to the Stanford Network (SUNet) from on or off campus. The exact procedure, however, depends on a few different factors.

See the Connecting to the Stanford Network (SUNet) with Windows page for connection instructions.

What is NetDB?

NetDB is a database tool used primarily by LNAs (local network administrators) and IT Services staff to assign and manage IP addresses for computers and printers.

Where can I find information about connecting to the campus network?

See the Network Connections page.The Network Connections page provides general information for students, faculty, and staff about how to connect to SUNet (the Stanford University network) and the Internet from o

How can I get information about devices and subnets on the Stanford network?

Stanford community members can use the StanfordWhat web application to get information about devices such as computers, routers, and subnets on the Stanford University Network (SUNet). Go to the StanfordWhat network search page.

What charges are involved with having IT Services place fiber for me?

Costs for fiber placement/use vary based on the specific request by a client.

If fiber runs between buildings and in some cases within a building, there will be a duct space usage charge for having client owned fiber run through IT Services owned/maintained conduit. The IT Services Project Consultant assigned to work with you can help identify these costs.

What is network self-registration?

The Stanford Network Self-Registration (SNSR) service combines a web-based self registration application and the Stanford Network Registration Tool (SNRT) to be run on the registering host computer. It is designed to make the process of network registration easier and to improve desktop security and network records accuracy.

I'm connecting an unregistered computer but it's not finding the self-registration network.

All of the IP addresses for network self-registration could be in use.

To alleviate this issue:

Is network self-registration required or optional?

Stanford Network Self-Registration is offered as an optional service on a network or department basis. The Local Area Network Adminstartor (LNA) sets up the network to participate in the service.

See the Stanford Network Self-Registration web site for more information.

How do I connect to the Stanford network using Mac OS X?

Find your Ethernet ID/address. You will not be able to use your computer on the network until your Ethernet ID is registered.

Where can I get communication outlet drawings (bible sheets) for my building?

Visit the Communications and Networking Systems CAD website to view or print bible sheets.

Bible sheets are created for every campus building showing communication outlet (TSO) locations as well as TSO numbers.

To view or print the bible sheet for your building: