Room Connection

Bousfield, Daniels, Nugent, Wassaja

*Certain Rooms in Daniels Hall may not have a wired jack available. Click here for a list of rooms that does not have an available jack.


Before you can connect to our campus networks, your device must meet certain requirements. Connections by devices which do not meet these requirements may be disabled. Usage of campus networks is subject to University Housing policies.

Booklets with instructions to connect are available at your residence hall's computer lab. A blue Ethernet cable should already be in your apartment. If not, go to the office in room 100 and request one. If you need assistance with connecting to ResNet, submit a help request.

Connect to ResNet

  1. Take your personal Ethernet cable and insert one plug into the orange wall jack, which may be behind furniture. Insert the other plug into the Ethernet port on your computer or your Ethernet adapter that is already plugged into your computer.
    Cat 5 wall jackEthernet adapter or port
  2. On your computer, open an Internet browser and navigate to a web page such as to confirm that your connection is working. You may need to completely quit the browser first. You may need to wait a few minutes for your computer to configure the connection. Rebooting your computer may also help.

Get Ethernet hardware

Ethernet cables and adapters, along with other computer accessories, can be purchased online or at the Illini Union Tech Zone. If you need multiple Ethernet connections, you will need to get extra Ethernet cables and an Ethernet switch, such as this one from Monoprice

Ethernet cables can also be purchased at 57 North in the Ikenberry Commons and Penn Station in PAR.

If you need additional help, submit a help request.