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Registering Your Computer

Ohio Dominican University offers internet capabilities for student and faculty personal computers. There are several requirements for these computers:
  1. Operating System: Windows 7, 2000, XP or Vista. Macintosh (Any Version) or Linux
  2. A working Network Card
  3. An up to date Anti-Virus program
  4. All Critical Updates for Windows

Plug the network cable (Cat5 – red in the picture to the right) into the network card on your computer. You may have two similar looking ports, it will go into the wider one.

Plug the other end of the network cable into the network port in the wall. This will be the same size/shape as the one on your computer. Often the port will be orange in color, but it is always the same shape as the one shown here.

Open up your internet browser (i.e. Internet Explorer).

If your computer is not registered, and your internet connection is working properly, you will be redirected to the registration page. If you are not automatically directed to the registration page, type a web address into the browser’s address bar (i.e. This will direct you to the registration page. From here, you will enter your username and password, and download the CSA scanning file to your desktop.

CSA Registration Procedure
You may get a “Page Not Found” error when you first open up Internet Explorer.
  • Ensure that your network cable is functional and plugged completely into the proper ports.
  • Make sure your connection settings are correct. In Internet Explorer, go to Tools and Internet Options.

  • Then, go to the Connections tab, and make sure it is set to “Never dial a connection”. Then click on “LAN Settings”
  • Your settings here should be as follows:
  • Then hit OK, and then hit OK again. Close Internet Explorer and then reopen it.
If you are still having problems connecting, you may need to ensure that your Network Card is enabled. To do this, in Windows, click on Start (Vista’s comparison is the Window’s logo on the bottom left of the screen) and the click on Run and type in: ncpa.cpl

Then hit enter.
This will bring up your Network Connections window. Here, you need to check and make sure that your LAN Connection has not been disabled. If the display is Disabled, right-click and hit Enable. It will appear similar to the one shown at right, depending on your Operating System.
Once you get to the registration page, just log in with your normal User Name and Password. Then click Download. Save the file to your desktop.
After it is finished downloading, this window will pop up and you will need to hit Run.
While it is scanning your computer, the progress bar will look like this, and there will be a text box in the bottom right-hand corner.
If your computer was successfully registered, the success page will appear. If your computer failed registration, please follow the on-screen instructions and then run the CSA file again.

Note: You may need to restart the computer if your Windows or Antivirus needed updates.
Your computer is now registered! You may need to restart to take effect.

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