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Internet

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.

Live at Radius Apartments?

Radius Exterior

Radius has a different internet provider and setup instructions than our other residence halls and apartment buildings.

Radius Internet

Ethernet

Ethernet jack

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.

Wi-Fi

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.

Connecting Devices

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.

Wi-Fi Setup

Guest Access

Connect Your Device

Eduroam

Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service. It allows you to gain secure WiFi access using your University of Minnesota email address and password when visiting other participating institutions. Learn more about Wi-Fi service at the University.

 

Wi-Fi Calling

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.

For questions regarding your phone service, plan, or device functionality, contact your cellular provider (AT&TSprintT-MobileVerizon, etc.). 

Responsibilities

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.