The following instructions are for setting up your computer to use a fixed IP address. Before starting, you will need to obtain your IP address, subnet mask, and router address from Helpline: call 1-HELP and select option 1. You also will need to confirm that your Ethernet jack is active, and that you have administrative privileges for your operating system.
Click the Apple menu and select System Preferences.
In the Internet & Network section, double-click the Network icon.
In the lefthand display menu, select Ethernet.
Click the Configure pull-down menu, and select Manually.
Complete these fields:
In the IP Address field, enter your IP address.
In the Subnet mask field, enter your subnet mask.
In the Router field, enter your router address.
Enter "188.8.131.52, 184.108.40.206" into the DNS Server field.
Enter "umn.edu" into the Search Domains field.
Click the Apply button and close System Preferences.