Residence Hall Network

A student may register up to 5 devices on the ResHall network. If necessary, this limit can be increased.

In order to access the internet at the Residence Halls, you need to register your computer and other devices (such as a game system or Blu-ray player) on the Residence Hall Network. To register, you need an active NetID, and you may need to know the MAC address of the device you want to register.

It is necessary to register your device on the Residence Hall Network so that we can maintain a secure and efficient network. We do not use this registration to access your computer or monitor the websites you are visiting.

If you have issues registering a device on the ResHall network, or accessing the ResHall network, please see our Troubleshooting section.


Information on registering a computer on the ResHall network.

Other Devices

Information on registering Game Systems, Blu-ray, etc.

Acceptable Devices

  • Personal Desktop Computers - Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX
  • Laptops
  • Netbooks
  • Gaming Consoles
  • Entertainment Systems

Unacceptable Devices

  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Wireless Access Points
  • Firewalls
  • Hubs
  • Bridges
  • Computers running server-type processes such as DHCP, DNS, Web Servers, FTP Servers, etc.
Unacceptable devices compromise the design and security of the ResHall network.  Unacceptable devices detected on the network will lose access to the network (port and login will be blocked).  Reread the ResHall policy or contact the Help Desk for assistance if you are unsure about whether a particular device is allowed on the network.