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Connecting to Resnet (Daniell Heights)

Service to Daniell Heights is provided using DSL modems. DSL modems share the same wires as the phone to connect to the internet, however phone service is not required to connect to Resnet. The DSL modem that is mounted in your room must remain in your apartment at all times.

Instructions for Connecting to Resnet in Daniell Heights

Connecting to Resnet (Residence Halls and Hillside Place Apartments)

Michigan Tech’s Residence Life Network is designed to work with 802.1x authentication. Michigan Tech offers the 802.1x network protocol to provide students living in the Residence Halls and the Hillside Place Apartments with a secure connection to our network.

Refer to the 802.1x Troubleshooting Guide for tips on solving your 802.1x connection problems. If you need additional assistance, contact User Services.

802.1x Wired Network Configuration

Configuring your device to use 802.1x takes a few minutes. You will, however, need a computer that supports the 802.1x protocol.
Windows-based Computers
Macintosh Computers
Other
If you are having problems with your 802.1x connection, refer to the tips in our 802.1x Troubleshooting Guide.

Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)

Internet Connection Sharing (or ICS) can be used to connect devices to the network that do not otherwise support 802.1x. Configuring your computer and device for Internet Connection Sharing takes a few minutes. You will, however, need to meet the following system requirements:

  • The computer you use for ICS must have two wired Ethernet ports. You will need one to connect to Michigan Tech's network and the other to share the Internet connection with your game console.

  • Your game console must have an Ethernet port. A LAN Adapter is required for connecting to Michigan Tech's network via ICS.

  • For connection sharing, you will need an Ethernet cable long enough to connect your game console to your connection sharing computer.

If you are unable to use the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) option, you may choose to register your device through the Residence Life Network Portal.

Windows-based Computers

Macintosh Computers

  • Mac OS users are unable to use ICS in an 802.1x environment at this time due to an issue with the software.
Other

Registering your device through the Residence Life Network Portal

Michigan Tech’s Residence Life Network is designed to work with 802.1x authentication. We also recommend you use Internet Conection Sharing (ICS) for connecting gaming devices.

If your computer or device does not have 802.1x capability and you are unable to use the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) option, you will need to register your device(s) manually.

However, keep in mind that your off-campus network performance might be reduced compared to that of 802.1x-capable devices.

Residence Life Network Portal