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Connectivity - Connecting to the network in the residence halls

A guide to get started on getting connected to the network in the UW-Platteville residence halls

Connecting with an ethernet cable

1. Get an ethernet cable.  If you don't have one, the Help Desk sells them for $5 at the ITS Help Desk in Karrmann Library.
2. Plug one end into the DATA jack on the wall and the other into the network jack on your computer.

 Network Jack Location

3. Open a browser, log-in, and follow the steps on the registration page. 
4. Once you reboot, you should have internet access.

Connecting a wireless router

Note:  ITS does not support personal wireless routers

1. Plug the WAN or Internet port on the router into the DATA jack on the wall. 
2. Plug your computer into a switch port labeled 1, 2, 3, etc on the back of the router.  You can also connect to the router wirelessly instead if you wish.
3. Open a browser and log-in to the registration page. 
4. Follow the prompts and reboot the computer and router when asked.  You should now have internet access. 

Connecting a game console

  • If connecting through a wireless router, provided you have followed the wireless set-up above, you should not need to do any further set-up with your console.
  • If connecting directly through the wall or through an un-managed switch, you must manually register the console through the ResNet web page:  If you live in Rountree Commons, please follow their link to register!
  • Fill out the form and allow ITS one business day to register your system.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail when this has been completed.
If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.



Keywords:connect, internet, network, residence, halls, dorm, consoles, MAC, ethernet, xbox, playstation, ps2, ps3, gaming, ps4, console, wired   Doc ID:33151
Owner:Joshua S.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-09-01 17:13 CDTUpdated:2017-11-16 15:33 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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