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All of OSU's Residence Halls, Cooperative Houses and The Gem are connected to the Internet via ResNet. Students living on campus may take advantage of this high-speed connection in their room.

What you Need to Get Connected

All you need to get connected on ResNet is your own personal laptop or desktop computer. See our Hardware/Software Recommendations page for details on what is supported. Only wired devices are supposed on ResNet. For wireless devices, please visit our Wireless section.

Getting Connected via a Wired Connection (Laptops and Desktops)

To have a secure, fast, and uninterrupted connection to the network via your laptop or desktop computer, use a wired connection. Just plug it into the Ethernet plug in your dorm room. This is the best option when you're in your dorm room.

You will need to provide your own Ethernet cable, which can be purchased at the OSU Beaver Store. Please note that a phone cable will not work for the ResNet network. See pictures of the two types of cables.

  • To get online, activate your ONID Account (if you haven't already).
  • Plug your computer's Ethernet cable into the orange or green jack in your room.
  • Open your web browser (e.g. Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari).
  • Your browser should automatically redirect to the ResNet signup web page. If not, check your computer's settings, then restart your computer.

Getting Connected via a Wireless Connection

  • For information on wireless devices, click here to visit our wireless section.

Check ResNet account, register additional devices

Visit the ResNet self-service website, to check your ResNet account status or register additional devices.

Using a Wireless Router on ResNet

We highly discourage the use of wireless routers on ResNet. Howerver, if you are using a wireless router, you are required to secure it with a password. You can find instructions on this in your router's manual or online at the manufacturer's website. See our Wireless Router Page for more information.


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