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:
The following are steps for how to determine your operating system type. This is useful information in the event you call the helpdesk or require assistance from an RCC, as they will want to know what type of operating system they are troubleshooting.
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:
Have you looked at our device connection help pages?
Links for most device families can be found along the left side on our Connect Your Device page.
Do you have the correct login information?
Why Remove P2P Programs?
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) programs can and often do cause a variety of problems for computers. Viruses can be spread over these P2P networks. They may also come with malicious programs causing pop-ups to occur, and can even corrupt your computer files. P2P use also can use a large amount of UNI's Internet bandwidth, slowing down Internet access and can expose you to legal liability if you are found sharing copyrighted files.
Power outages or a period of inactivity can cause a computer to display the ResNet registration screen even though the computer is already registered. The instructions below should allow you to successfully restore Internet access.
If you continue to have problems after following these instructions, try shutting down the computer, plugging your network cable into the other orange data jack, and then turn your computer back on. If you are still having difficulties after this, please call the ResNet helpdesk at 273-RSNT (273-7768).
Use the links on the left for different resources provided by ResNet.