Hook Up With ResNet
If you live in University Housing residence halls or at Greek Village, ResNet allows you to connect your computer to the high-speed campus data network and the Internet.
If you live in a residence hall, you receive ResNet service automatically. It is billed to your student account just as your room and tuition are. The fee is $100 per semester. If you live in a Greek Village chapter house, you can subscribe to ResNet.
Hardware Needed For ResNet
NC State requires that you install an approved antivirus program and keep its virus definitions up-to-date. This requirement is for all Windows and Apple operating systems. The university provides free antivirus software for all current students online at http://oit.ncsu.edu/antivirus. The standard installation of this software will update automatically.
ResNet requires you to keep your computer’s operating system patched with the latest updates and security fixes.
See http://oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/security for details.
Configuring For ResNet
If your Ethernet adapter is installed correctly and you have a functioning Ethernet cable, you should be able to connect to the network without configuring your computer. Visit http://oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/setup for detailed configuration instructions.
When you first connect your computer to ResNet, you will need to register it by launching a Web browser and following the prompts to enter your Unity ID and password. You must also register any other device you connect to ResNet. If it cannot browse the Web, use any computer to visit http://oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/register and complete the process.
Connecting Other Devices To ResNet
You may connect any networked device (e.g., computer, game console, DVR) to ResNet, provided it does not interfere with any university-owned equipment or services and does not violate university rules, regulations, or policies. If you wish to connect more than one device, you will need to provide your own hub or switch. A router is not necessary.
Wireless networking via NC State’s Nomad is provided in at least one common area in each residence hall. Also, you may set up your own wireless access point in your residence hall room. However, if it interferes with any NC State access point, it will be removed from the network. Configure your access point so only you can use it. See http://oit.ncsu.edu/resnet/wireless-config for more information.
ResNet Usage Responsibilities
You are responsible for all network activity related to the devices you register on ResNet, including the actions of anyone you allow to use your computer or wireless access point.