Both WiFi (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.
Reminder: Residents must bring their own Ethernet cable. We recommend bringing an Ethernet cord that is at least fourteen feet (14') long.
Problems? Submit a Connect It request.
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The UMN’s high-speed Gigabit Ethernet is 14x faster than the national average! You should use your Ethernet connection to get the most out of those incredible speeds by using your Ethernet connection.
It's simple! All you need to do is to plug an Ethernet (RJ45) cable into the Ethernet jack in your room, and you’re good to go.
- Most halls now have access points for wireless and wired Internet access, as seen in the image to the right. To access your residence’s Gigabit Ethernet, plug the Ethernet cord into your computer and then plug the other end into any of the 3 rightmost ports.
- 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, but Housing & Residential Life does not have any to give to residents.
- Residents must bring their own Ethernet cable.
If you are not using Ethernet, residents should connect their laptops and smartphones to eduroam using their complete University email and password.
Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service. It is the fastest and most secure WiFi on campus, and it allows you to gain secure WiFi access using your University of Minnesota email address and password when visiting other participating institutions. For more information, please review the following web pages:
Warning! The use of personal wireless access points or routers is not allowed in our residence halls and apartments per the Residential Network Agreement (below). They interfere with the WiFi used by all residents. As such, your internet access could be disabled if you use a personal WiFi access point.
We strongly discourage residents from bringing their own printers to campus as they interfere with the wireless network (instead, you can save money and stress by printing wirelessly in your building’s Tech Lounge).
If you do bring a printer, you should turn off its wireless capability and use a USB chord to connect it and your computer.
Chromecast, Google Home, and similar devices will work in our residence halls/apartments, but it has additional steps for setup on the UofM-Guest Network. Please follow separate the instructions to register your Chromecast device.
Some smart/Internet of Things (IoT) devices designed for home networks (like smart lightbulbs) will not work on the UMN’s WiFi.
We strongly recommend residents wait to buy smart/IoT devices until after they arrive so they can be returned if they do not work. We do not have a list of specific devices that will/will not work due to the high volume of new devices that are released each year.
By updating the settings on mobile devices or smartphones, you can utilize WiFi calling for the best mobile experience. Review 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, all residents should 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 the 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, anti-virus software, software firewall).
- Not to use another individual’s identification or password without their authorization.
- 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.