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Connectivity - Connecting to the network in the residence halls

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

Connecting with an ethernet cable

  • Get an ethernet cable.  If you don't have one, ResNet and the Help Desk sell them for $5 at the ResNet office in Royce Hall and the Help Desk in Karrmann Library.
  • Plug one end into the DATA jack on the wall and the other into the network jack on your computer.

 Network Jack Location

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

Connecting a wireless router

Note:  ResNet does not support personal wireless routers

  • Plug the WAN or Internet port on the router into the DATA jack on the wall. 
  • 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.
  • Open a browser and log-in to the registration page. 
  • 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 unmanaged 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 ResNet one business day to register your system.  You will recieve a confirmation e-mail when this has been completed.

Questions, Concerns?

Contact ResNet at, or by phone at 608.342.1400



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Keywords:connect, internet, network, residence, halls, dorm, consoles, MAC, ethernet, xbox, playstation, ps2, ps3, gaming   Doc ID:33151
Owner:Joshua S.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2013-09-01 17:13 CDTUpdated:2015-03-02 09:19 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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