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Instructional Laboratory Support - Mechanical Engineering


ME Computer Setup Assistance

Purdue Network Basics

The Purdue network consists of several Class B networks, which are then partitioned into separate subnets at the University level. Each department is then assigned different subnets to use for their machines. Each subnet consists of a set of unique IP addresses that can be assigned to specific machines or put into shared dynamic address pools (DHCP).

At Purdue, the buildings have physical network wiring and hardware that connects into the campus backbone. The ports on the wall in University buildings are call PICS and represent the termination of a cable to the network backbone. Each of this data PICS can be activated on any of the Subnets at the University to provide a network access point. These ports are not automatically connected to provide Internet access. As of the fall of 2014, we are beginning a conversion to ensure all network ports will be configured to run at the gigabit (1000mbit) speed.

There is a fee associated with activating a data PIC. This fee is the responsibility of the end user and for Mechanical Engineering; the department represents that end user. The ME department will pay to activate one network port in each physical room so you can reasonably assume that all computers in a single room are on the same subnet and in the same IP space. However, if you move a computer from one room to another the subnet may not be the same and you may not be able to connect to the internet. It is important to notify the Electronics Shop before you plan to move a computer so we can verify the network configuration and ensure when you make the move, your computer will work. If you move a machine with a static IP address to a room with a different subnet it WILL NOT be able to connect to the internet.

ME Subnets

The School of Mechanical Engineering has a number of subnets that we use to connect devices to the Internet. We use a firewalled version of each subnet for network ports we activate in ME buildings. A list of subnets and where they are typically assigned is below:

Herrick

128.46.142.0 Zucrow Labs

128.46.185.0 Old Herrick Building

128.46.186.0 New Herrick Building

Herrick Building Automation

Kepner

128.46.210.0 Kepner

ME Computer Labs

128.46.192.0 ME Computer Labs

128.46.194.0 ME Computer Labs

ME Offices

128.46.184.0 ME Offices

128.46.98.0 ME Offices

ME Research Labs

128.46.190.0 ME Research Labs

ME Other

ME Server Room

ME Security Cameras

ME Card Swipe Entry, Non Routed

There are other subnets active in the ME building but these are the only ones our department manages. If you have questions about which subnet you are connected to please send an email to mecl@purdue.edu with the Network PIC ID included. The PIC ID can be found on the wall plate where you plug in your Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet.