ResNet is the residential network service provided to students living on campus at UMD. ResNet is how you connect to the Internet!
There are no additional fees for Internet access from your residence hall room.
Wireless access: Wireless access is the primary way most students connect their devices to the Internet. In Lake Superior Hall, wireless access is the only option.
Wired access: Most rooms are wired with one network jack per student; the major exception being Lake Superior Hall, which does not offer wired Internet access. While wired jacks can be reliable, often users find our wireless Internet service to be faster and more convenient. If you decide to use a wired connection, you will need to bring or purchase your own Ethernet RJ45 cable to use the wired network service.
For access to the University network, you will need to authenticate with your University Internet/email ID and password.
If you do not know your Internet ID and password, please call or stop by the ITSS TechCenter during business hours (Kirby Plaza 165, 218-726-8847).
Follow these instructions to get online with your computer or other network devices:
ResNet service is provided to allow students to complete their educational mission. It is a limited resource shared by all residents. Please keep in mind that we are not a commercial Internet provider, so some restrictions do apply:
Violation of these terms may result in removal from the network and/or referral to the Office of Student and Community Standards.
For the complete version of these terms and disciplinary action, see: UMD Network Terms and Conditions.
Downloading or sharing copyrighted material is against the law; doing it while on the University network (ResNet, wireless, VPN or modem) is against University policy. You should be aware of the risks you take if you choose to participate in this activity.
While the University does not monitor network traffic for content, the recording and motion picture industries do monitor networks for illegal sharing of their copyrighted materials via peer-to-peer (P2P) software. When they find evidence of this on a computer on our network, they send the University a DMCA "cease and desist" notice, which we in turn pass on to the student. For a first notice, your network access is temporarily disabled and you must review the UMD Network Terms and Conditions and re-register your computer to regain access. Additional notices have more restrictive consequences.
In some cases, the copyright holder may choose to send pre-litigation or preservation notices, which can be pre-cursors to further legal action (i.e., suing for copyright infringement).
Here's what you should know about file-sharing:
Make smart choices while you're here. If you choose to use the University network, remove all peer-to-peer file-sharing software from your computer.
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