Requirements to Connect

These are the minimum system requirements to access ResNet's network.
 
Wireless
Wireless protocol support:

  • Wireless network adapter with support for 802.11 a, g, or n

Encryption:

  • WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise encryption. A list of known devices that do not support WPA2-Enterprise encryption can be found on the Incompatible Wireless Devices page.
  • 802.1x authentication
General
  • You must have a currently supported operating system with all critical updates installed. You can visit the Unsupported Operating Systems page to see whether your OS is compatible or not. 
  • You must have a valid CatID username and password.

 
Wired

  • A Wired network card and network cable. If your computer does not have a network card (or Ethernet card), you will need to purchase one online, or they can be found in most electronics departments. You will also need a network cable (also called an Ethernet cable). You may provide your own cable, or purchase one in the Redeker Center or the Hillside-Jennings Apartments office. 20' purple cables cost $10 and 40' gold cables cost $15.
  • You must have a currently supported operating system with all critical updates installed. You can visit the Unsupported Operating Systems page to see whether your OS is compatible or not.
  • You must have a valid CatID username and password.
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