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Connect to the UVic Residence Internet (ResNet)

Most residence buildings have wireless Internet coverage. You can also use ResNet for devices that need a wired connection in your room.

In order to connect to the Internet through your wall port, you must have the following:

  1. An Ethernet cable. Cables may be purchased from the UVic Bookstore if necessary.
  2. An Ethernet adapter installed on your computer. Most computers come with a pre-installed adapter.
  3. An active Ethernet port in your room.

Once you have the required components, plug in your Ethernet cable to connect to the Internet:

  1. Plug your Ethernet cable into a data port in your room. Data ports are often labelled with a " D," whereas telephone ports are labelled with a "T."
  2. Plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer.

You should now be connected to the Internet.

Having trouble?

If you are experiencing problems, try the following suggestions:

  1. Ensure your wireless Internet is disconnected. Sometimes wireless networks can cause conflicts with other networks.
    • If you are on a laptop, the easiest way to do this is to turn off the wireless button or switch located on your laptop.
    • If you are using Windows XP, right click on the wireless connection icon in the bottom-right corner of your desktop and select Disable.
    • If you are using Windows Vista, go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center > Manage wireless networks. Find your wireless network and click Disconnect.
    • If you are using Windows 7, go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change adapter settings. Right click on the Wireless Network Connection and select Disable.
    • If you are using a Mac, click on the AirPort icon, located on the top-right corner of the screen. Select Turn AirPort Off.
  2. Ensure your computer is obtaining its IP address automatically. For instructions on configuring your computer, select your operating system:
  3. Ensure you are plugged in to the correct wall port. Most residence rooms have at least two ports, but only one correct Internet port.