New tech? Get connected to the MSU Network

Did you score new tech over winter break? Follow these steps to get connected and to make sure you’re getting the most out of the tools available to you.  

1. Get connected

Whether it’s a new laptop, smartphone, gaming system, or streaming gadget, you’ll need to register your device to access to the MSU Network. When you’re on campus, follow these steps to get online: 

Laptop, tablet, and smartphone devices

  1. Connect to an Ethernet jack or MSUnet Wireless (where available). 
  2. Open your web browser to dhcp.msu.edu. 
  3. Log in using your MSU NetID and password, and follow the directions. 
  4. Reboot or restart your device when complete. 

Entertainment devices 

Register entertainment devices (e.g., gaming consoles, smart speakers, smart TVs, and more) that can’t connect to the internet using a web browser at dhcp.msu.edu 

  1. Get your device’s MAC address at https://itservicedesk.msu.edu/kb/405675 
  2. Open up a web browser on a separate device to dhcp.msu.edu 
  3. Select, “Register a device” 
  4. Enter your information and then reboot or restart your device when complete 

Need help getting connected? The MSU IT Service Desk is available 24/7 to help you. 

2. Get tools

MSU provides all current MSU students with Spartan 365 and Google for Education. So, don’t forget to download Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on your new devices so you’re prepared for this semester’s coursework!  

3. Get extras

Need a dongle, case, or microphone? MSU Tech Store has what you need. Shop online at techstore.msu.edu or stop by Computer Center room 110 for: 

  • Academic software 
  • Adapters and cables 
  • Bluetooth speakers and microphones 
  • Cases and covers 
  • External hard drives and batteries 
  • Gaming accessories 
  • Headphones 
  • Routers and connectivity tools 

All of this—and more—is available to all MSU students and employees and an exclusive Spartan discount! 

4. Get help

If your Surface gets a virus or your Macbook succumbs to your coffee, MSU Tech Store has your back! Help and Repair provides free consultations to all current MSU faculty, staff, and students. Save your money for stuff you need to succeed, like books—or more coffee. 

From all of us at #TeamMSUIT, have a great Spring semester! 

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