All Stanford residences, as well as most libraries on campus, offer users the ability to connect to Stanford's networks using a wired connection.
First, make sure your computer's wired (ethernet) MAC address is registered for use on the Stanford network. Your laptop is most likely already registered via its wireless MAC address. You may complete this process at iprequest.stanford.edu.
After you log in, find the existing registration entry for your laptop. Then click Update. Follow the prompts and look for the field labeled 'Wired' highlighted below. Add your wired MAC address to the 'Wired' field. Please leave the MAC address in 'Wireless' as is, or you will lose your wireless internet access! If you don't know what your MAC address is, please refer to the following document for help locating it:
Locate your machine's ethernet port. It should resemble this:
If your machine does not have an ethernet port, you can use an adapter to plug the ethernet cable into your computer. The adapter may have the MAC address on a label on the packaging, or you may have to connect the adapter to the computer first and then follow our instructional document to find the address.
Plug the ethernet cable into your computer.
Locate the TSO port you would like to use. Typically, these resemble the ethernet port on your computer, but are located on the walls or floor of your building. Please be aware that not all ports are actually connected, so please try more than one port if you don't immediately get a link on your computer. Additionally, if you have a small white Cisco device on the wall in your residence, there may be ethernet ports on the bottom side of it. These ports would be the best place to connect your computer.
Plug the other end of your ethernet cable into the TSO port.
You should be good to go!