ResNet @ UMD
- What do I need for network access?
- You will need your University Internet/email name and password, and in some rooms you may need an Ethernet cable (there is wireless access in most but not all residence hall rooms). See: What do I need?.
- Is there any additional cost for network access?
- No, there is no additional cost. It is part of your housing fee.
- Is there wireless access in the residence halls?
- Wireless network access is available in most residence halls, with the exception of Stadium Apartments. Wireless access in Stadium Apartments is limited to the common areas in each building (Bldg 1630: 200, Bldg 1530: 200, Bldg 1430:200). Most Stadium residents will need to use the wired network jacks available to them.
- Can I use my wireless hub in my room?
- No. Our network is designed as a shared resource, and unauthorized devices (like hubs or routers) cause disruptions to service. Because of this, personal wired or wireless hubs or routers are not allowed on the University's network. Please leave yours at home. See: UMD Network Terms and Conditions.
- Can I use my XBox, PS2 or Wii on the network?
- Yes! You have several options for online gaming - see Online gaming for details.
- Will my Apple TV work on your network?
- Maybe. Our network requires that a device is registered for full access. There are two ways to register a device:
- If the device has a web browser, use it to access our wired or wireless network registration page and register it with your Internet/email name and password.
- If the device does not have a web browser but does have a MAC address and a wired Internet connection, plug the device into one of the network jacks in your room and register it using our Game Console Registration form.
- I received a DMCA - Copyright Infringement notice from ITSS. What does this mean?
- 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.
- What should I do if I receive a Copyright Infringement notice from ITSS?
- 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.
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