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Network PIC information

At Purdue, network/data and analog/phone jacks are called "PIC"s. This stands for Purdue Information Connection. It's analogous to a data jack outside of Purdue.

You may have been asked to provide PIC information so that ECN can enable or change the settings on a network connection.

Purdue PICs are fairly standard and below you can see some examples.  

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Above image is from older wall plates and shows Network PICs of 249-C and 249-D.  The PICs that end in numbers like 249-3 and 249-4 are NOT data PICs and you should not attempt to use them unless directed by ECN.


The network PICs above are from a newer installation.  Generally the PICs are labeled left to right so 169-A is the one on the left and 169-B is on the right.

If a room has more than 26 connections then the names will add a second letter such as 169-AA, 169-AB, etc. If the room has a letter in the name that will generally be shown in the name as well such as 169A-A.

Additional examples of PICs below:


Last Modified: Aug 18, 2022 2:44 pm America/New_York
Created: Jan 14, 2022 3:44 pm US/Eastern by admin