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The following policies outline the terms of agreement for ResNet Internet access. This is a supplement to the University's Use of Computing Resources Policy.

What is an Operating System? An operating system is a program designed to run other programs on a computer. Manufacturers will drop support for older operating systems over time. To determine your computer's operating system, click here.

Internet bandwidth on ResNet is a shared resource, so the more users utilizing this in a given time, the less bandwidth there is per user. During weekdays, ResNet bandwidth is limited between 7am and 6pm. On weeknights after 6pm and weekends, ResNet shares bandwidth with UNI's campus network, providing faster download speeds. Below is a graph of ResNet's current Internet usage.

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  1. What is ResNet?

For a good description of this, view our About Us page.  If you need immediate help, click here.

2. Why are Internet download speeds different at different times of the day?

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  Peer to peer (p2p) file sharing is used to both download files and make them available for upload to other computers. Some common peer to peer clients are LimeWire, Kazaa, FrostWire, and BitTorrent.  More information on removing peer to peer software may be found here.

Dangers of File Sharing Programs

File sharing can be a useful and powerful tool; however, due to the nature of this technology, it carries with it a variety of potential problems:

ResNet was formed in 1998 to provide on-campus students with Internet connectivity, with the goal of providing high-quality Internet access to UNI's residential community. Created as a joint effort between ITS and the Department of Residence, ResNet now serves over 7000 registered devices. Typical services ResNet provides are:

ResNet requires a certain level of security in order for a computer to be connected. The information below will explain in greater detail how this can be accomplished.

Microsoft provides a simple guide on how to protect your computer here.

The following list contains known devices that cannot connect to UNI's wireless network. In some cases, these devices may be used in other ways. This would include printers connected with a USB cable or Bluetooth. Another case would be game consoles plugging into the wired network instead.

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