ResNet - What do I need?

What do I need?

What do I need to connect to the UC Network?

To connect to our Network, all you need is a functional wired Network Interface Card (NIC), also called an "Ethernet Card", or a Wireless Card.

I have a wired network card, do I need anything else?

Yes, make sure you have a 10 to 25 foot Category 5 (Cat5 or Cat5e) or a Category 6 (Cat 6) cable, if you wish to plug your computer or device in. The length of the cord you will need may vary depending on where you place your desk in your room. A 25 foot cord ensures that you will be able to run the cord around the entire length of the room if needed.

What equipment is allowed?

Most devices for home use is allowed.

Click here for a list of supported and not allowed devices.

Should I get a PC running Windows or an Apple computer?

ResNet currently supports both Windows and Mac OS, so it is your personal choice.

Click here for information on the pros and cons of each operating system.

Should I get a laptop or a desktop?

Both laptops and desktops will work on the Utica College network. ResNet urges students to consider both the advantages and disadvantages of each configuration before making their decision on what to bring.

Click here for information on the pros and cons of laptop and desktop computers.



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