ResNet Unsupported Devices

Residents may decide to bring network devices other than their computer to campus. Unfortunely, most of these devices are unsupported by ResNet or CCS. Please review the following important information. We will assume that you are aware of your responsibilities regarding unsupported devices if you connect them to the network.

Routers

The use of personal wireless routers in residences is prohibited, as they interfere with the signal of the University provided access points.

Unfortunately, to provide you with the best wireless security we can not support the use of routers in any residences with the exception of West Residence. This means that wireless printers will need to be plugged directly into your computer, and any device that does not support the WPA2 secure protocol and can’t join UofG’s wireless network, will require a direct connection via ethernet cord.

If you are trying to connect multiple devices to a direct connection, please see our guide on connecting multiple devices to ResNet.

Xbox, PlayStation or Other Online Game Equipment

Individuals may choose to bring online gaming devices to campus for their entertainment. CCS will not support the setup of these devices. You can check if your gaming equipment will work on our ResNet by ensuring it has WPA2 enterprise capabilities as this is what wireless method is used at the university. If the device does not have these wireless capabilities you may be able to connect it via a direct connection into the jack provided in each residence room.

Streaming Players and Smart TVs

Similar to gaming equipment, you can check if your streaming equipment will work on ResNet by ensuring it has WPA2 enterprise capabilities. If the device does not have these wireless capabilities you can try to connect it via direct connection into the ethernet jack provided in each residence room. If neither of these options work, then the device is not capable of connecting to ResNet. CCS will not support the setup of these devices. 

As always, please feel free to contact us at any point with questions or concerns about our services.