How to connect

How to connect to the RESidence hall computer NETwork 2016

All residence halls have UNL wireless network access

Family Housing units (Vine St. and U St. Apts.) DO NOT have UNL wireless network access.

 

Wireless Network Access - connection and registration

***YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH STEPS 1 AND 2

 

To register for wireless in the residence halls, you’ll need to know your My.UNL (Blackboard) username and password.

  • If you don’t know this information, go to a lab or other computer that’s already connected and go to MyRed.unl.edu (under the ‘Student’ tab, click on ‘UNL other services’ and you can look up your username) and ID.unl.edu (where you can reset your password).

 If you ARE already registered for wireless elsewhere on campus, proceed to Step 2.

STEP 1 – Registering your WIRELESS computer or phone on wifi.unl.edu

 

If you ARE NOT already registered for wireless elsewhere on campus, you should be able to connect wirelessly to UNL-WIRELESS-REGISTRATION in the halls.

1.      Once you have your login and password, go to http://wifi.unl.edu/.  This should be the only place you can go on UNL-WIRELESS-REGISTRATION. There will be a welcome screen. Click ‘Accept’ at the bottom.

2.      Log in using your My.UNL (Blackboard) Username and password, you'll need to check the box that says "I accept the Acceptable Use Policy" Then click the Sign-In button. (see above).

3.      Once logged in, click on “Register a card”.

4.      The next page is “Wireless card information”. If you don’t know your MAC or hardware address, there’s a button that will say “Find my current MAC address.” Click that button and it should find and fill in the hardware address. Then click ‘NEXT’. 

5.      Click ‘NEXT’ again to confirm the registration.  You should be able to connect wirelessly to UNL-AIR in about 1 minute. Once you connect to UNL-AIR, proceed to Step 2.

 

STEP 2 – Registering your WIRELESS computer on SAFECONNECT

ResNet is using the SafeConnect Registration System. General information about SafeConnect is available at: http://is.unl.edu/safeconnect/.

  • Currently, any network devices besides Windows and Macintosh computers do not need to be registered through SafeConnect.

1.      Connect to UNL-AIR wireless network.

2.      Open a web browser (preferably Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome or Safari). You may have to enter a website that you don’t have cached, like http://resnet.unl.edu/. You should be directed to the SafeConnect Sign-in page.

3.      Log in using your My.UNL (Blackboard) ID and password (see above).

4.      If this is the first time you've logged in, you should see a page that says:  “Download the Policy Key”.  You'll want to click the "Download Now" button.

  • Save the policy key installer (called ServiceInstaller.exe) to your desktop, then double click on it to start the installation.  You may have to give permission for the install to start.
  • Once it’s done, you’ll see a window that says installation was successful. If you click "I'm done installing" you should be directed to the main UNL web page. www.unl.edu.

 

Highly recommended: Once you’re connecting on UNL-AIR, go to http://secure-it.unl.edu/  and use the automated system there to configure your computer to use the encrypted wireless network: UNL-AIR-E

Wired Network Access - connection and registration = 1 STEP

 

STEP 1 – Registering your WIRED computer on SAFECONNECT

 ResNet uses the SafeConnect Registration System.

Currently, any network devices besides Windows and Macintosh computers do not need to be registered through SafeConnect.

If you have registered your Windows or Macintosh computer with SafeConnect via wireless, you should be able to connect with an Ethernet Cable and you will have full connectivity.

 

1.      Use a network (Ethernet) cable to connect your computer to any of the gray network jacks in your room. All jacks should be active except in certain Halls. See here.

  • Ethernet and printer cables 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'.
  • The number of Ethernet Ports in each room is limited, we recommend you use them for your devices that need high reliability and speed. (Desktop computers, gameboxes, streaming devices, etc.)

2.      Turn on the computer and open a web browser (preferably Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).

3.      Log in using your My.UNL (Blackboard) Username and password.

  • If you don’t know this information, follow the links to MyRed.unl.edu (where you can look up your username) and ID.unl.edu (where you can set your password).

4.      If this is the first time you've logged in, you should see a page that says:  “Download the Policy Key”.  You'll want to click the "Download Now" button.

  • Save the policy key installer (called ServiceInstaller.exe) to your desktop, then double click on it to start the installation.  You may have to give permission for the install to start.
  • Once it’s done, you’ll see a window that says installation was successful. If you click "I'm done installing" you should be directed to the main UNL web page. www.unl.edu.

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - No routers, hubs or switches

o    Do not bring a router (wireless or wired), hub or switch into the residence halls. It will cause conflicts on the University Network and will get your network connection shut off.  This is an Information Services Networking policy and is necessary to protect the integrity of the network.

 

NEED HELP/ADVICE?  HAVE QUESTIONS?

  • If you have questions, please first visit the ResNet website, http://resnet.unl.edu/.
  • If your questions are not answered on our website, call us at 402-472-3535.
  • Walk-in help is available at the ResNet office, located in Sandoz, near the Abel/Sandoz Welcome Center
  • Hall opening weekend:  The ResNet office will be open extra hours Thursday through Sunday during Move-in.
  • Starting Monday August 26th, we will be open regular hours as posted on our website.

 

 

If you have problems logging into “SafeConnect”, the wifi.unl.edu page or any other concerns with the registration process, call ResNet at 402-472-3535. We can look up your My.UNL (Blackboard) login.