ResNet: Your Connection to the World

Antivirus for Apple Macintosh required, Starting March 30 2015
All Apple Macintosh computers will be required to have antivirus software installed to access the UNL Residence Hall network, effective March 30, 2015.  Attacks, malware and exploits aimed at Apple Macintosh computers, have escalated over time necessitating the need to enforce antivirus installation on Macs in the same way we currently enforce on Windows computers.  The SafeConnect system will automatically notify users connecting to the ResNet network if antivirus is not installed and block access.
Symantec antivirus is offered as a FREE download through a UNL campus license agreement.
For questions or assistance in installing antivirus, call or stop by the ResNet Office in 134 Sandoz, (402) 472-3535, or the Computer Help Center 501 Building, Room 105 (402) 472-3970 or toll-free (866) 472-3970

 Use your MyUNL credentials to download Symantec antivirus at

XP Computers will now be blocked from connecting to the ResNet. Upgrade assistance is available at the ResNet Office in Sandoz and the Computer Help Center in the 501 Building.

Ethernet and USB Printer Cables for Residents are available at no cost from the ResNet Office in Sandoz plus the Abel/Sandoz, Smith, Village, Neihardt, University Suites, Selleck, Burr and Courtyards Front Desks. Ethernet lengths are 7', 14' and 25'.

  ResNet Office General Hours For Spring 2015
Monday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday 11:30 AM -  6:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM -  1:45 PM
3:30 PM -- 6:30 PM
Friday 10:00 AM -- 6:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Hours Subject to Change, Check Back Often!

Illegal downloading? Not on our network.

Digital Copyright Guidelines at UNL

ResNet offers Internet access support for persons staying in the UNL Residence Halls. We can help you install the software necessary to use the campus network.

Access to the Internet at the Residence Halls is free; however, you will need a network adapter (built into most computers) and software configured on your computer. There is also a Residence Hall Registration Database that controls access. You will need to register your computer the first time you access the network and periodically after that.


The ResNet Office is located on the 1st floor of Sandoz, right where the Welcome Center connects to Sandoz, for directions, call ResNet at 472-3535.

Residence Hall Network access:

All residents will have at least one network port active in their room by the first day the halls are open.

If you are having connection problems on a Windows machine, you may need to release and renew your IP address. See the Troubleshooting instructions for details.

Antivirus information:

Everyone is strongly encouraged to take the opportunity to install or update his or her antivirus software. Residents accessing the Internet from can download the new Symantec free of charge from If you have a trial version of Anti-virus, you do not need to pay to renew it, you have the option to un-install the trial version and download and install the University licensed version of Symantec. Same if your regular Anti-virus has expired.



All computers connecting through the ResNet will need to be registered through the SafeConnect System. Information is available here:


The Safeconnect Policy

key installers:



Residence Hall network bandwidth quotas

Information Services-Networking, with input from ResNet Support, the Help Desk and University Housing, has developed a plan to improve outbound traffic performance of the UNL Residence Hall computer network. The plan involves outbound bandwidth allocations and began on January 31st 2005, with active monitoring of bandwidth use for outbound network traffic only. For more information click the "Quotas" link above.

A very useful tool if your computer is running slow or not connecting at all is Malwarebytes. There is a free version available for download from

If your network connection seems very slow, you can check your actual speed to several sites beginning here:

View or Download the 2014 Tech Guide here