Res-Net, Campus Housing Internet
Each UIC residence hall room is equipped with high speed computer connections. Students may request to have service activated in their rooms. Basic Res-Net costs $10.00/month per student (netid), which allows both wired or wireless connections in the residence halls. ADDA client provides access to some of the most commonly used programs available for an additional monthly charge.
More information about Res-Net is available on the ACCC webpage.
NEW FOR FALL 2012: UNLIMITED RESNET will be available to resident students who complete an online tutorial and quiz about online security and awareness. To take the course, log into Blackboard (blackboard.uic.edu) and select the course "Security Education and Awareness". Once you proceed through all the slides in the course, you will have the opportunity to take an online quiz. You must score 100% on the quiz, however you can take the quiz as many times as it takes to accomplish a perfect score. Once you have passed the course and test your ResNet status will be changed to "unlimited". Keep an eye on your UIC email account for the message stating that your status has been changed. Until that message is received you must still abide by the 4GB/day limit.
Incoming Students: Guide to Set-Up
This guide is intended for you, the incoming residents, so that you can have the internet already setup BEFORE you get to the residence halls. We promise to make this guide as easy, non-technical, and pain free as possible.
First, we need to determine what type of internet best fulfills your needs in the Residence Halls. You can use Wireless Internet (SecureW2 for PC), or wired Internet (Res-Net). The way to determine this is quite simple. Do you have a Wireless Card? If you have a Wireless card, you will most likely wish to use the wireless network. If you don’t have a wireless card, you will have to use Res-Net.
To help all incoming students prepare accessing wireless and wired internet from within the Residence Halls here are some online resources from UIC’s Academic Computing & Communications Center (ACCC) that will assist you through the preparation and installation:
By using Residence Hall Internet, you agree to the ACCC Acceptable Usage Policy.
Everyone in the Residence Halls has the ability to use Res-Net, no matter if you are using Mac, Windows XP or Windows Vista. To use Res-Net, you will need at least one ethernet cord. When you talk to your soon-to-be roommate over the summer, be sure to ask them how they plan on connecting to the Internet.
Routers: I am sure you are asking, “Why can’t I bring my own router to use the Internet?” Using a router to connect to the school’s Internet is NOT ALLOWED! If you are caught using a router, your Internet privileges will be suspended. Plus, who wants to spend an extra $50 on a router when Campus Housing provides a free hub?
Hubs: Say you didn’t think you were going to need a hub, but when you get here you realize “I need a Hub!” That’s okay, Campus Housing has you covered! If you arrive to the Residence Halls and realize you need a Hub, you will be able to check them out at the area office! If you do not know where the Area office is, your R.A. or Peer Mentor will be more than happy to guide you there!
To opt out of Res-Net internet service, visit the Cablenet webpage.