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Network Connections (Wall Jacks and Wireless), Static IP Request, and Settings


Network Connections

  • Hard Wire Wall Jacks

Hard wire connections are available throughout the buildings. These connections are for employees only. Visitors are required to use the wireless network. If you need a wall jack activated for a hard line connection, please determine the type of connection you need (DHCP, Private Static, or Public Static) and submit a Help Desk ticket with the relevant information described below.

DHCP (Dynamic IP Assignment)

In general, please use DHCP. DHCP is the network mode where your system will automatically obtain a valid IP address and your system does not serve information. DHCP systems to not get a DNS (Name to IP) entry. Our DHCP address range is 10.1.108.X thru 10.1.109.X. If you need a wall jack activated for DHCP, please submit a Help Desk ticket including:

1. The building and room number.

2. The wall jack number (all digits).

Static (Static IP Assignment)

Static IP is the network mode where your system will be assigned a permanent IP address and will be given a DNS (Name to IP) entry. We have both public and private static IP addresses available. A public static IP address should only be requested if your system serves information outside of CSU. Note that public servers are visible to the world and require proper security setup. Public static IP addresses are in the range 129.82.108.X thru 129.82.109.X. Private static IP addresses allow your system to serve data from within the CSU network. Private static IP addresses are in the range 10.2.108.X thru 10.2.109.X. Systems that use a static IP must have Ping enabled. Systems that don't respond to a Ping request within 30 days will have their IP released.

If you require a static IP address for a system, please submit a help desk ticket including:

1. Public IP or Private IP.

1a. If requesting a Public IP, provide the reason you need a Public static address.

2. The name of the system.

3. System type (Desktop, Laptop, Server, Network Attached Storage, Printer, Virtual Machine).

3a. If Virtual Machine, you must use a Private Static IP.

4. OS (Windows, Mac, Linux, Other).

5. Primary user.

6. The building and room number.

7. The wall jack number (all digits).

  • Wireless

CSU's wireless networks are named "csu-net", "csu-visitor" and "eduroam".

csu-net is for current students, staff and faculty use. You will need your CSU eid username and password to authenticate.

Visitors can use the csu-visitor network. 

Colorado State University is a participating institution with the eduroam network. eduroam is a secure, world-wide wireless access service for the international research and education community. Use the eduroam configuration assistant tool to get set up. Once access is configured, it will allow CSU students, faculty, and staff to use their eid credentials to access wireless network services while visiting other eduroam-participating institutions.

More information on how to use CSU wireless networks can be found here:


Network Settings

For static IP assignments, you must enter the assigned IP along with the information below into the system network settings.

For Public IP's:



For Private IP's:



DNS: Primary Secondary

Time Servers (as needed):

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