As a general rule, students living in the residence halls access ResNet through the wired connection in their room (1 port per pillow). Wired connections provide the performance and security that can't always be matched by wireless connections.
That being said, there are times when the convenience of wireless is preferable to the performance of wired, so we've begun implementing a plan to place wireless access points in various common areas within and around the residence halls.
Where are the ResNet wireless hotspots?
Access points are currently located in...
- Beck Hall rec room
- Berks Hall rec room, lobby, 200 lounge, laundry room
- Bonner Hall rec room, 317 lounge, 517 lounge, lobby
- Deatrick Hall rec room, lobby
- Dixon courtyard
- Dixon Hall lounges (on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th floors), meeting room
- Golden Bear Village South #10 L1-1 lounge
- Golden Bear Village South #80 124 lounge, 120 multi-purpose room
- Johnson Hall rec room, 100 lounge, 400 lounge, ResNet helpdesk/computer lab
- Lehigh Hall rec room, lobby, 300 lounge, laundry room
- Rothermel Hall rec room, lobby, 240 lounge, kitchen
- Schuylkill Hall rec room, lobby, 200 lounge, laundry room
- University Place conference room, lobby
The signal from these access points often extends into many of the nearby rooms.
How do I access the ResNet wireless network?
The ResNet wireless network is called ... are you ready for this? ... "ResNet Wireless".
Once connected to the ResNet Wireless network, you will need to log into the network and comply with all requirements
, just as you do on the wired network.
Is the ResNet wireless network different than the wireless network in Rohrbach Library and many of the academic buildings?
While some of the underlying technology is the same, the mechanism for accessing the network is different. ResNet Wireless uses CounterACT for authentication and posture assessment. The academic wireless network, BearNet, uses the BlueSocket system.
What other areas in the residence halls are marked as future hotspots?
The ResNet Wireless network will continue to expand, focusing primarily on lounges, lobbies and other common areas where students congregate.