User:Rewood/Accessing campus computing resources from your own machine

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With the Ethernet data connection in your room on campus you can connect your computer directly to the University's network.ResNet ResNet is provided to all students living in University Housing residence halls. ResNet service is also available on Greek Court.

With the Ethernet data connection in your room on campus you can connect your computer directly to the University's network and the Internet, accessing email, the World-wide web, telnet, ftp, Usenet news and more at speeds up to 200 times faster than a phone modem. ResNet fees for 2003-2004 are $80 per semester per person. To use ResNet, your computer must have an Ethernet adapter installed. For more information see Residential Networking at NC State University (ResNet).

What if I don't have ResNet access? ResNet services are not available to residents of University Towers or E.S. King Village. Students living at University Towers should contact UT at (919-755-1943) for more information on their network services. Students living in E.S. King Village can subscribe to TimeWarner's Road Runner cable modem service ( at a reduced price. Off-campus students can connect to campus computing resources with a modem or via broadband service where available.

  • Remember that a computer and remote access are not required for you to be successful in your academic studies here at NC State, if you make use of the public labs. Here's what you need to connect to the campus network:
  • Internet Service Provider To access the World-Wide Web or the campus computing environment from off-campus, we recommend that you contract with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).
  • The Information Technology Division maintains a limited number of free dial-in lines, but they are often busy and may not be available or reliable enough for your work.
  • Many students living in ES King Village or off campus find that having broadband access (via cable modem or DSL service) is worth the additional cost compared to standard analog modem service. For information on ISPs in the Triangle, see Choosing an Internet Service Provider.
  • While a 28.8 modem can access the campus network, we strongly encourage using a 56K modem or broadband access. The speed of your modem connection will be determined by the speeds of both your own modem and that of your ISP.
  • Many students find that cable modem access or DSL service is advantageous.