A person using a personally-owned device using UNI's data network in residence halls or apartments.
XpressConnect may not always have a configuration for an operating system. This is most commonly encountered with some versions of Linux. If XpressConnect doesn't work on your device, you can configure it yourself by checking these settings:
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Note: These instructions are designed to help students living on-campus at the University of Northern Iowa. If you find them beneficial, feel free to use them, but no support will be able to be provided unless you live on-campus at UNI.
If you receive the message: "Windows System Error - A duplicate name exists on the network", this means there is another computer with the same name as your computer's on ResNet. Having a duplicate name on the network will not cause you problems with Internet connectivity, but this message will continue to appear.
To change your name on the network:
1. Right click on your My Computer icon and select Properties.
2. Select the tab labled Computer Name and click on the Change button.
Windows 8 does not use the reformat method seen in previous forms of Windows. The reformat method is replaced with a reset option. This does not uninstall Windows, but instead returns to a factory fresh state.
ResNet Add/Remove Registrations
Most devices that have a web browser can register automatically. If your device does not have a web browser, you must manually register the device. Following are the directions on how to register your device manually.
To begin, open this link, then log in with your CatID username and password.
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Information about registering media devices and game consoles can be found here.
The final step to Internet access is getting it registered. The screens below will appear after you have successfully connected to the network and have tried to visit a website. Your computer will be redirected the the ResNet registration system.
XpressConnect supports Ubuntu linux. If you have another version of linux, view the manual configuration page.
Begin by connecting to the WiFi hotspot (SSID) entitled WiFi-UNI-Setup. Visit a web page in your browser, which will redirect you to the image shown on Step 1 below.
Agree to the terms and conditions by checking the box. Then click "Start".