Internet and Computer Information

Ports in your Room

With one exception, Ethernet ports are all grey. If it isn’t grey, it’s a phone port for a land-line.

The grey Ethernet ports should be pre-activated with exceptions in buildings listed below. Before Requesting a Port Activation, please check the port with a computer as other devices might not connect even if the port is active. Go here to request port activation.

Abel, Sandoz, Harper, Schramm, and Smith

One grey data port will be activated, it should have a sticker next to it. Additionally in some rooms, there will be a mini wireless Access Point (AP) already connected to the active port. These new AP’s have four hardwired ports on them – all of which are hot and ready to be used by the students. Please do NOT use the 4 ports for an XBOX nor attempt to unplug the wireless AP. The second gray data port can be activated on request.

Village North, Village South, Courtyards, Knoll Residential Center, University Suites, and Eastside Suites

The “living room” gray data port will be activated. Any gray data port in the “A, B, C or D bedrooms” can be activated on request. For the gray data port in the middle of the wall plate, the label will be at the top or the bottom of the plate


We provide 100Mb Ethernet connections. What does that mean for you? Convenience and ease of use. We recommend using the available Ethernet ports for desktop computers, game boxes and TVs/video streaming devices. Wireless access is available in every residence hall. Family Housing units (Vine St. and U St. Apartments, do not.) We recommend using the wireless for laptops, phones and any other mobile devices.

Ethernet cables are available at the residence hall complex front desks during move-in. Printer cables are available at the ResNet office, Love Library South, room 31.

If your computer breaks or you need a quiet place to study, there are different computer labs located across the campus (click the “computer labs” button down below for more info). There are also laptops that can be checked out from some of the Husker Tech stations (click the “laptop checkout” button below for more info).”


Printing is available anywhere there is a WEPA PrintIT kiosk. Single sided black & white prints are 9 cents. Only in 8.5" x 11". Color prints are available and scanning is free. You’ll want to set up your WEPA cloud account. WEPA is the vendor supporting the PrintIT system.

PrintIT – WEPA

We strongly recommend turning wireless off and using a USB cable when printing. By using a hard-wired connection, it will help improve the wireless signal in the hall. USB cables are available at the front desk. If you have any questions, please check the ResNet website.

UNL Network & Gaming

The University of Nebraska uses a strict NAT Type which can affect online game play. Unfortunately for the safety of our network, we're unable change our NAT Type.

What We Recommend

ResNet offers Internet access support for persons staying in the university Residence Halls. Below you will find recommendations for your optimum computing and networking needs. From operating systems to anti-virus programs, here's what you'll need.

ResNet Recommendations
Illegal Downloading? Not On Our Network

Illegal behavior such as unauthorized sharing of copyrighted music, movies, videos, games or software is strictly prohibited. Use of the university network, which is a shared resource, is a privilege that may be revoked if it is abused. If the university receives a complaint against a computer that is connected to the campus network, consequences will ensue.