To use the wired connection on your personal computer, plug one end of your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on your computer. Plug the other end into the Ethernet jack in the wall of your dorm room. The jack is usually black and labeled with a number and the letter D.

Then go to to check your device configuration or download the installer. For more about how this works, see Getting Connected on the ResNet site. If your computer connects to RUWireless Secure without problems, then it is already configured to work with ResNet.

While most current personal computers with wired connections support 802.1x authentication and should connect without problems, other devices do not. These include game consoles and streaming media players. You will need to contact Help Desk for assistance to connect them. Read the rest of the ResNet FAQ for details.

Last updated June 6, 2018

If your question isn’t answered or you still need help, email or call (856) 225-6274. The Information Technology Help Desk is in the Rutgers Student Computer Lab on the main floor of Robeson Library. Staff members are available during regular operating hours.

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