Network Setup

ResNet Mobile Access

OIT offers high-density, high-speed wireless connectivity in the following communities:

  • Arroyo Vista
  • Campus Village
  • Middle Earth
  • Mesa Court

To access the network, you will connect to the “ResNet Mobile Access” SSID. We have detailed instructions here on how to connect to the network.

Wireless Router Configuration

In areas where ResNet Mobile Access wireless service is deployed, the use of personal home routers is strictly prohibited. Please note, in an effort to minimize wireless interference, home routers will no longer be allowed in the above communities as they have high-speed wireless.

We advise against purchasing a wireless “router” and instead recommend that residents purchase a wireless “access point”. They provide the same wireless access and security without complications such as network address translation (NAT) and DHCP.

We offer five router reconfiguration guides that you may find helpful. While the user interface shown may not match your router’s exactly, the general concepts of security and NAT/DHCP should still apply.

Again, even if you do not have one of the aforementioned router models, you should be able to configure your router correctly by sifting through the administration/setup pages on your device and identifying the proper fields and options. The guides should be useful in giving you a general idea of what to look for when configuring your router.

Use the following checklist to ensure that your computer is configured correctly for use on ResNet:

  1. You must connect an Ethernet cable from the network jack on the wall directly into one of the Ethernet/LAN ports on the back of the router, not the WAN port.
  2. Your router must have its DHCP server completely disabled.
  3. We highly recommend that you have some kind of wireless encryption enabled on your router, preferably WPA2-AES.