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News and Updates

08/2013-  This site has been updated for the Fall 2013 semester.  Please see the Internet and Wireless page for information regarding SU's Wireless network.  One special note for returning students; If you are having problems logging in to our network, please make sure your password has not expired.  If it has or you think it has, visit http://mypassword.salisbury.edu to reset your password.  Also, all game consoles will need to be re-registered.


RESNET is provided to all students living on-campus and those in University Park I & II.  Each student will have their own Ethernet port for plugging in their computer, gaming console, or other network devices.  All student Residence Halls and University Park also have wireless connectivity at this time.  NO HUBS, SWITCHES, ROUTERS OR WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE CONNECTED TO YOUR RESNET ETHERNET PORT.  SU's wireless access points self-adjust their signal strength based on their environment; personal wireless routers and access points will cause interference, significantly reducing the quality of wireless connectivity for other users.
 

There are 2 methods you can use to connect to RESNET (Univeristy Park now has WiFi, meaning ALL of our Residence Halls and UPARK are now WiFi enabled!)

WIRELESS:  We currently provide 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless access in all Residence Halls On-campus as well as in University Park.  To access our wireless network, you need to have built-in wireless in your laptop/desktop/device or an 802.11 a/b/g/n network card that will work with your computer.  Student's who want to use wireless should connect to the SU-Secure wireless network.  If you have trouble connecting to SU-Secure, use SU-Connect, which will help configure your device for the proper network.

NOTE:  Windows / Mac / Linux, as well as most smartphones and tablets are now supported on our wireless network.

ETHERNET:  All RESNET Ethernet ports can support 10/100mb speeds.  All network cards developed in the past 10 years can support these speeds, so as long as your computer has an Ethernet card, you are good to go.  If you are unsure if your computer has a Ethernet card, look on the back of your computer (or back/sides of your laptop) for a port that looks similar to the ones listed below:

An Ethernet port can be further identified by examining it closely and counting the number of gold pins.  A standard Ethernet port will have 8 gold pins.  Do not confuse this with a Phone (modem) port, which has 2 or 4 gold pins.

A common problem during move-in is mixing up a Phone cable and an Ethernet Cable.  A Phone cable connector will have 2 or 4 gold pins on it and an Ethernet cable connector will have 8 gold pins.  Also the Ethernet plug on the end of the cable is generally larger.   See the picture below for a side-by-side comparison: