About campus modem pools
Important: On August 15, 2014, the IU Bloomington and IUPUI modem pools will be retired. If you are affected by this retirement, you can find a new Internet service provider by searching online or in the yellow pages.
- IU East, IPFW, IU Kokomo, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast no longer offer dial-in services.
- For IUN, contact the IUN Help Desk at 219-981-4357. Due to limited resources, IUN limits dial-in access to faculty, staff, and students, and does not publicly publish the number. For more, see IUN Telecommunications.
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Indiana University Bloomington and IUPUI maintain modem pools through which you can establish a PPP connection to the IU network:
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Note: If you are dialing into the IUB modem pools from campus, you need to dial only 6-5200 or 6-5202.
All modems at both campuses support 56 Kbps PPP connections using either V.90 or K56flex transmission.
There is no toll-free number for connecting to the IU central computer systems.
Configuring your computer to access the modem pools
If you prefer to set up your connection manually, or if you do not use Windows, consult the appropriate document below:
- Dialing into the IUB and IUPUI modem pools in Windows
- Dialing into the IUB and IUPUI modem pools in Mac OS X
Use your personal IU Network ID to log into the modem pools.
Since you're entitled to only one dial-up connection at a time, it is important to always use your personal Network ID to connect to the IUB modems, even if you eventually plan to log into an account shared by a group of people (such as a department, lab, or student organization). Once you've established a connection to the modem pool using your own Network ID, you can then use your group account's username and passphrase to reach the specific online resources you need via an email client, web browser, or other program.
For more about modem access limits and related policies, see Excessive Use of Information Technology Resources.