Both Wi-Fi (wireless) and Gigabit Ethernet (wired) are available in your room. To take full advantage of high-speed internet, we encourage residents to use the Ethernet connection.
Problems? Submit a Connect It request.
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The UMN’s high-speed Gigabit Ethernet is 14x faster than the national average! Get the most out of those incredible speeds by using your Ethernet connection.
Simply plug in the Ethernet (RJ45) cable into the Ethernet jack in your room, and you’re good to go!
- Most halls now use Aruba 303 Series Indoor Access Points, as seen in the image to the right. Plug into any of the 3 rightmost ports to access your residence’s Gigabit Ethernet.
- Some halls still use wall jacks to access the Ethernet. In these residences, plug your cord into the orange colored jacks.
- One Ethernet jack is provided for each resident. However, if you need extra connections in your room, wired switches are allowed.
- Residents must bring their own Ethernet cable.
Personal wireless access points or routers are not allowed in our residence halls and apartments per the ResNet User Agreement. If you use a personal Wi-Fi access point, your access could be disabled.
You're able to connect wireless devices like a Roku or PlayStation, but you need to first register gaming consoles and streaming devices with the University. Chromecast should function properly, but not all smart/Internet of Things (IoT) devices are supported.
By updating the settings on mobile devices or smartphones, you can utilize Wi-Fi calling for the best mobile experience. See the instructions below by cellular carrier, and the general guides for Android and iOS/Apple. Contact Technology Help if you have questions about University wireless.
To keep the network speedy for everyone, we ask all residents to follow the Residential Network User Agreement. By accessing the University network, residents are agreeing to the terms of the agreement below.
I wish to utilize the computer network in the residence halls/apartments of Housing & Residential Life. In order to be connected to this network, I have read and agree to the University's Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy along with the following rules relating to the use of my computer (or of anyone using my computer) during the current academic year.
- To maintain a current version of an anti-virus software on my computer.
- To maintain my computer following best practices (e.g., maintain strong passwords, security patches, operating system and software updates, AntiVirus software, software firewall).
- Not to make unauthorized use of another individual’s identification or password.
- Not to conduct or solicit business.
- Not to violate copyright restrictions (e.g., sharing copyrighted music, videos, etc.).
- Not to scan the University or Internet hosts, connections or IP numbers.
- Not to use the connection and the computer as a server (e.g., music, video, peer to peer, ftp, and other anonymous file sharing programs that share with others are servers). ResNet is provided as a limited capacity, single-user service only - one jack/IP per user.
- Not to use anonymous file sharing or anonymous access to the network. (Strong passwords or other authentication is required.)
- Not to extend the University network by using WiFi access points (base stations).
- To follow recommended guidelines for using gaming consoles.
This list is meant to be illustrative, not exhaustive. At its discretion, the University may use its capabilities to examine networked devices and resources for violations of the University policies and rules above.
I also understand that as a resident I must abide by the Housing & Residential Life Residence Hall Community Behavioral Standards.
I recognize that violations of these regulations may result in the revocation of my privilege to use the ethernet jack/computer network and that Housing & Residential Life is not responsible for any losses that I may incur as a result of revocation due to my actions.