Network registration in TTU residence halls

Beginning Saturday, January 10, 2015, the TTU IT Division will implement network (TTUnet) registration in the TTU residence halls. By registering computers that connect to our network, we are able to provide a more secure and reliable computing environment. During the registration process, your computer is scanned to ensure that the operating system is current (including the latest critical security patches), anti-virus software is installed, and that firewall protection is enabled. The scan does not collect or review any personal data on your system. Please note that if you elect not to register your system, you will not be able to access the campus network, which includes Internet access.

What to expect

  • When you plug your computer into your room network and attempt to access the network, you will be automatically prompted to register your system, through a series of step-by-step instructions.
  • If your computer needs operating system updates or firewall protection, the system will note the missing items and ask you to complete those changes.
  • If no changes are required, the system will successfully register your computer and you may proceed with network access.
  • Please visit to register your game console (such as PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii).

On-site assistance

Residence Hall Support walkthrough schedule

RHS technicians will conduct walkthroughs for assistance in each of the residence halls between January 12th and January 23rd. If you need assistance:

  • Locate the timeslot during which RHS technicians will be available in your residence hall.
  • Hang the provided, red "Help" door tag on your door.
  • RHS technicians will knock on your door during the allotted time to provide assistance.


RHS will continue appointment based operations throughout the walkthrough schedule. You can contact IT Help Central at (806) 742-HELP (4357) for further assistance if you will not be available during the scheduled walkthrough times.

Tips to register

You can prepare for Network Registration by updating your operating system and verifying your firewall is enabled.

To register your gaming console, please visit Detailed instructions are available in askIT.

Update operating system

Your operating system needs to be up to date. Please visit the following links for instructions.

Enable firewall

  • To turn the Windows Vista firewall on:
    • Go to Start > Control Panel.
    • In "Category View", click Security.
    • Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
    • Ensure that "On" is clicked.
  • To turn the Windows 7 firewall on:
    • Go to Start > Control Panel.
    • In "Category View", click System and Security.
    • Click Windows Firewall.
    • Click Turn Windows Firewall on or off.
    • Ensure that "On" is clicked.
  • To turn the Mac OS X firewall on:
    • Click Apple > System Preferences.
    • Click Sharing.
    • Under the Firewall tab, click Start.