How to Connect to the Wired Network in Residential Facilities


Access to the wired network is available for students, faculty and staff in residential facilities using a network cable and LAN jack.  All residential rooms have network jacks. 

Many rooms have dedicated network Access Points installed that have 3 ports on the bottom of the unit for use. Sample Image below.

Sample of Dedicated AP in Room

You may plug into any of the 3 open jacks on the bottom of the unit which should look something like the following when viewed from the bottom. You may use any of the 3 open ports on the right. Sample Image Below.

Some rooms still have only network ports available and will have a wall plate with network jacks available for use like the example below. 

Most network jacks in the rooms are already active. If you have a wall-mounted access point, it is advisable to use it first before considering the secondary port. Give it a try. However, if the network jack is not activated, please contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910. They will assist you in opening a ticket for LAN Jack Activation. You will need to provide the following information: wall plate information (TRMI-710-203) and the port number (G18). 

Connecting to the wired network in ResLife at Indiana State University is important, particularly for critical academic work. Although ISU offers a widespread indoor wireless environment, residential areas can still experience wireless interference. Various devices, such as cordless phones, microwave ovens, wireless game controllers, and Bluetooth devices, can disrupt the wireless signal in residence halls. Even non-electronic objects like furniture can weaken the wireless signal strength. To avoid these issues, students are encouraged to connect to the wired network in our residence halls. 

Estimated time to complete

15 Minutes or less


Automatic Connection

  1. Connect your device via a network cable.
  2. Open a web browser if not automatically done by your device. You will then be redirected to the user authentication pages. 
  3. Follow the steps to enter your credentials for Students, Faculty and Staff. 

Students, Faculty and Staff

  1. Enter your university username and password.
  2. Click Start to register your device so you will not have to login again.
  3. Enter a name for your device you can later recognize when you access the My Devices portal.
  • You can register up to 10 Devices which will be held for up to 90 days since the last time it was on the network.
  • If you have exceeded the number of devices for your account you will be required to remove a pre-existing device from your list.


After following these steps your device will be connected to the wired network at ISU. This is not a secure connection to the internet and does not encrypt your data. Students, Faculty and Staff: If your device is unable to use a web browser to login and register you may use the instructions to register your device through the MYDEVICES portal.

Additional Help

If you are a student, take your computer to the Technology Support Center located in Stalker Hall room 009 or contact the Technology Support Center at 812-237-2910. All others, please contact the Technology Support Center.

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