The University's Residential Network Service.
From the end of January, 2021, internet access in Halls of Residence will be migrated from the third-party Optify service to a combination of eduroam WiFi and ResNet, the University's own service providing WiFi and wired access for devices that cannot connect to eduroam.
As a student in residential accommodation you will need to:
- Note which day your building is being migrated as the internet access will be unavailable for periods of that day.
- Register any devices you currently use on Optify for ResNet.
- Once it is available, log into the ResNet WiFi network on any wireless devices you have registered using the auto-generated password.
This network upgrade moves the provision of the wired and WiFi internet services in University Halls of Residence from the third-party Optify service to one managed by the University. The aim is to greatly improve the student internet connectivity experience in Halls.
eduroam WiFi will be made available after the upgrade and is recommended for most devices.
The ResNet network itself is made available to allow you to connect devices which do not support eduroam WiFi.
For students in residential accommodation...
- The ability to network devices that for technical reasons otherwise cannot connect to the eduroam WiFi network.
- A single ethernet port in your bedroom through which you may connect a devices to the internet using an RJ45 ethernet cable. Note: Riego Street halls are WiFi only.
- Similar download / upload speeds available via eduroam or on-campus connectivity.
The ability to connect a whole range of devices including PCs, laptops, game consoles, smart speakers etc.
A simple way to register your devices for use on the Resnet network.
ResNet does not provide:
The ability to connect a computer running an old version of Windows (95, 98, 2000, ME, XP or Vista)
The ability to connect more than one registered network device at a time through any given outlet.
A direct connection to the main campus network. VPN should be used to connect to restricted campus or school resources.
Completely unrestricted access to the Internet. Access will be subject to the prevailing firewall & security policies.
Networking of personal printers.
PLEASE NOTE: Extending the network by using hubs, switches or wireless access devices is strictly prohibited.
The ResNet service is provided to support students with their learning and teaching and recreational use of the internet.
For it to function effectively and consistently for all users, it is important to be aware of the University Computing Regulations, in particular:
- Peer-to-Peer file sharing, e.g. illegal downloading of films, music, games etc, is not allowed. This will result in ResNet access being blocked.
- You should keep your computer's operating system, anti-virus & anti-spyware software up-to-date.
- Don't make use of the ResNet service to gain, or attempt to gain, illegal or unauthorised access to data.
- Don't pass on the ResNet service to others, whether for commercial gain or free of charge.
- Don't connect machines running server operating systems or services (including DHCP, DNS, web servers) to the ResNet service.
- Don't use the ResNet Service for any activities that bring the University into disrepute.
Advice on acceptable use
If you are in doubt whether an activity you wish to engage in is prohibited on ResNet, please contact EdHelp for guidance:
Schedule of migrations to ResNet - Semester 2
Managing and connecting your ResNet devices
Need any help?
Please contact EdHelp using this form: