Accessing the Internet From
Courtrooms and Conference Rooms
Internet access is available in all courtrooms and conference rooms for hearings and trials.  This service is provided by funding from the Attorney Admission Fee Fund and is provided at no charge.  Please note that while Internet content will not be monitored the service is set up to block access to prohibited content as determined by the Court.  In addition, the Court can not take responsibility for any monitoring or other actions so executed by our Internet service provider.

bulletA laptop with an ethernet network adapter.
bulletAn ethernet network cable with CAT5 cabling in a straight-through configuration with a RJ-45 connector
bulletA userid and password on the laptop that has local administrative privilege for modifying network configuration

To set up your laptop for connecting to the Internet, please follow the instructions below.  These instructions assume the use of Microsoft Windows XP Professional; however, differences in the instructions where Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional is in use will be noted.

  1. Log on to your laptop with a userid that has sufficient privilege to modify your laptop network configuration.
  2. Verify that all applications are closed.  You will be modifying the laptop network configuration which may disrupt some open applications.
  3. Open the "Control Panel" by clicking on the "Start" button and then click on "Control Panel".  (In Windows 2000, open the "Control Panel" by clicking on the "Start" button, clicking on "Settings" and then click on "Control Panel".)
  4. Click on "Network Connections".  (In Windows 2000, click on "Network and Dial-up Connections".)
  5. Right-click on "Local Area Connection" (or similarly named connection) and click on "Properties".  A window with the title "Local Area Connection" properties will then appear.
  6. A section labeled "This connection uses the following items:" should be present on the "Local Area Connection" properties window (in Windows 2000, the section is labeled "Components checked are used by this connection:").  Within that section, highlight the component "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)" but do not uncheck the box to the left of the component.
  7. Click on the "Properties" button.  A window with the title of "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" will appear.
  8. In order to use the Internet service provided by the Court, you will need to select the following radio buttons on the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window:  
    bulletObtain an IP address automatically
    bulletObtain DNS server address automatically
  9. Click on the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties" window.
  10. Click on the "OK" button at the bottom of the "Local Area Connection Properties" window.
  11. You may also close the "Network Connections" window (in Windows 2000, the window is titled "Network and Dial-up Connections").
  12. You should now be connected to the Internet service provided by the Court.


If you experience problems connecting to the Internet service in a courtroom or conference room, please call 627-5650 for assistance.

This page was last edited on 02/28/2018 at 02:33 PM .