Usage

By default, new users to ResNet should be able to connect five devices to the network through our registration process.

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.

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.

Bandwidth Graph

  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?

Click here for information.

  Choose your room's location:

  1. Residence Halls (Bender, Campbell, Dancer, Hagemann, Lawther, Noehren, Rider, Shull)

  2. ROTH

  3. University Apartments (Hillside Courts, Jennings Courts)

  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:

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.

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.

Windows 8:

1. Open the wireless menu by selecting the logo in the right hand corner.

2. Select the network and right click to bring up more options. Select Forget this network.


 


Windows 7 & Vista:

1. Open the Start Menu and search for manage wireless networks

You may have an incorrect IP address in which case you would need to "Release/Renew" your IP address. Instructions on how to do this are found here.

If the release/renew process doesn't work, try clearing your browser cache. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.

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