Connecting to Your Cable Modem

Unfortunately, the CWRU wired network is not available in all buildings used for housing. The network in your building is serviced by Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet. In apartment buildings, there is a single cable modem per apartment which is shared by all occupants of the apartment. In a house, there may be one or two modems, depending on the size of the house.

You will need an Ethernet patch cable to connect your computer to the network. These cables are available at many retailers, including discount stores, electronics stores, office supply stores, and many online vendors. A minimum of a "Cat5" cable is required.

  1. Locate the network port on your computer; it looks like a phone jack, but wider:

    sample desktop network port sample laptop network port

    If you cannot find your computer's network port, consult your computer's user manual. Some older or cheaper computers do not have a built-in network connection, in which case you will have to buy a network card for your computer. Look for one labeled "10/100/1000" or "gigabit" to take full advantage of the high-speed network. Like network cables, these are available from a variety of vendors.

  2. Connect one end of the network cable to the network port on your computer.

    sample desktop network port with cable sample laptop network port with cable

  3. Connect the other end of the network cable to one of the ports on the cable modem.

  4. You do not need to register your computer with CWRU to use your connection.

Wireless Connectivity

Depending on the location of your building, you may be able to receive signals from the CWRU wireless network. Otherwise, your cable modem is also equipped as a wireless access point to provide wireless service to your apartment or house.

Troubleshooting
  • If you encounter issues, please call the [U]Tech Help Desk at 216/368-HELP.