In some residence halls and in the student apartments, University Housing provides wired network ports for student use. Students will need a wired network adapter for whatever device they wish to connect to the wired port, as well as a Cat5e network cable.The wired ports are the fastest and most reliable form of connectivity; as such, it is recommended that students who have access to wired ports take advantage of them as often as possible.
University Housing provides wired network ports in the following areas:
Hamlin Hall Vandenberg Hall
Ann V. Nicholson Apartments* George T. Matthews Apartments*
*The student apartments offer wired ports in both the bedrooms and the living room.
All of the residence halls and student apartments have access to the University Housing wireless network. In Van Wagoner House, Hill House and Fitzgerald House, the wireless system is the only way students can access the network. All of our Meru wireless access points are 802.11n capable in both the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz frequencies. As there can be a lot of interference in the 2.4Ghz range, students are recommended to configure their wireless adapters to use 5Ghz whenever possible.
The SSID for all Department of Housing wifi is: grizzlies
Students who wish to connect game consoles (PS3, Xbox 360, Wii) to the wireless network should use the “GamingDevices” SSID to ensure the best connectivity (please note that’s students should NOT connect their personal computer or other mobile device to this SSID).
If at any time you are experiencing troubles with your network connection in the residence halls or student apartments, please contact the Residence Halls Network Help Desk. Often, a remedy is as simple as installing a new driver for your network card -- a process with which the Help Desk will be happy to assist.