ResNet is the residential computer network service provided to students living at NC State. ResNet lets you connect your personal computer directly to NC State's computer network and, through the University network, to the Internet.

Network access

You will need your Unity ID and password to get network access in the residence halls. 

  1. Using your ethernet cable, connect your computer to the appropriate data jack on the outlet. See data outlets for instructions.
  2. Launch a Web browser. You should be automatically directed to a ResNet registration page.  
  3. Enter your Unity ID and password. Your computer will be registered and you should be connected to ResNet. If not, see Troubleshooting

Manual registration

To manually register a device such as an xBox, see Device Registration on ResNet.

Connections in various residences

  • Wolf Village
    In each bedroom, only the lower right data port is live.
    The upper right port does not work.

  • ES King Village
    The upper right port is live.
    In some two-bedroom apartments, only one bedroom will have a live data jack.

  • Wolf Ridge
    In bedrooms: Red jack is active.
    In common rooms: Black jack is active.

  • Other residence halls / chapter houses
    Most bedrooms have two live data jacks. The upper left port IS NOT a data jack and will not work. Any other data jack in the room should work.

  • Bowen Hall
    This is the first NC State residence hall to have complete wireless coverage. For more information, see Wireless in Bowen Hall. Data jacks are still available.

Antivirus and other software

Visit our Software Tools page.

Help and Support



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