Quick Connect Guide

This page provides a quick guide on how to get connected to ResNet. You will need to click either of the following links if you live in West Residence or Family Housing to find out how you get connected.

PLEASE NOTE: The use of personal wireless routers in residences is PROHIBITED as they interfere with the signal of the University provided access points.

Wireless printers MUST be connected via a hard wire connection if they do not support the secure WPA2 protocol and can safely connect to the uog-wifi-secure network.

Devices and Gaming consoles must be WPA2 Enterprise compliant to use ResNet.

Let's Get Started

Which type of connection are you trying to access?

Wired Connection

Wireless Connection

 

Steps to get Connected - Wired

Step 1 - Plug it in

To connect to ResNet, you're going to need an Ethernet/Network Cable. You probably have one lying around your house, but if not you can get them from any major electronics store (just make sure it's long enough to reach your computer/desk!). 

Once you have your Ethernet Cable you just need to plug it in.

  1. First, plug one end of the Ethernet Cable into the port on the wall in your residence. Note: if you have a phone, it needs to be plugged into LAN 5 (marked in the diagram as 5 do not use).                
    • In some cases you will have an Access Point that the ethernet cable can be plugged into either of the ports pointed to by the green arrows marked with the '4':Access Point with arrows pointing to LAN3 and LAN2
    • In other cases you will have an ethernet jack:    Ethernet jack in residence
  2. Then, plug the other end of the Ethernet Cable into the ethernet port on your computer.Ethernet cable plugging into ethernet port

 

Step 2 - Open up a Web Browser on your Computer and Sign In

Now all you need to do to get connected is sign in using your University of Guelph Central Login ID and password. To get the page to login, you will need to:

  1. Open up a Web Browser such as Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox
  2. Once you have your browser open, you may be automatically redirected to the login page to sign in.
    • If not, you can try to navigate to any of your favourite sites! 
    • After navigating to the website, it should redirect you to the login page.
  3. Now all you need to do is sign in to the page with your University of Guelph Central Login ID and password (same login as WebAdvisor and GryphMail).
  4. You are now connected to ResNet!

 

Steps to get Connected - Wireless

Step 1 - Use the JoinNow Tool

To connect to ResNet Wireless you will need a device that supports WPA2 enterprise method which is supported by almost any laptop or cell phone. 

Our JoinNow Tool is a program that you can download to easily access our uog-wifi-secure. To download the JoinNow Tool please visit our Secure Wireless Webpage

 

Step 2 - Check you have Internet Access

Simply open a web browser (ie. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) and try and visit some of your favorite websites to ensure you have full internet access.