Using a Laptop on the Mountain

Connecting your laptop to the net is a simple matter of letting your machine assume a new identity that is automatically assigned via DHCP. To do so, you will need a laptop with a working Ethernet interface and a 10BaseT connector. You will also need root access to your machine.

At the 90" telescope, any 10BaseT connector socket on the wall of the control room can be used to make a DHCP or non-DHCP connection to the Internet. Non-DHCP connections are also available at the 61" telescope if you need to use an assigned IP address. If you require a non-DHCP connection, please click here for directions on how to utilize these "static" network connections.