The University of Texas at Austin

Welcome to Resnet!

Resnet (Residence Hall Network) is a network that brings both wired Ethernet and encrypted wireless connectivity to the residence halls at the University of Texas at Austin. This service connects to the campus network, as well as to the Internet.

Resnet service is supported by subscriber fees that cover the cost of Internet bandwidth, operating the network, and installation and maintenance of networking equipment in the residence halls.

Features

  • Wired and wireless access to the campus network and the Internet from your dorm room
    • Wired ports are gigabit
    • WiFi is 802.11ac
  • Multiple service plans, tiered to match how you use the Internet

Cost

The cost of your Resnet subscription depends on which tier of service you choose. Subscription Level 1 is already included in your housing room rate. If you need a higher level, you can upgrade your subscription.

Academic Year 2016-2017 and Summer 2017
Subscription Level Data Allocation/Week Cost

I

10 Gigabytes

Included in room rate

II

50 Gigabytes

$22

III

200 Gigabytes

$50

IV

1 Terabyte (1000 Gigabytes)

$60


How To Find Your MAC Address

In order to connect a device to an Ethernet port in a Residence Hall, the device's MAC address for its Ethernet port must be registered to your EID. For game consoles and other smart devices, this may need to be provided to the UT Service Desk for manual registration. Devices that have wireless capability will have one MAC address for the wireless interface, and another MAC address for the Ethernet port.

The address corresponding to the Ethernet port is what needs to be registered.

Mac addresses follow the format: A1:B2:C3:D4:E5:F6

Here is how to find the MAC address of various popular home electronics:

Wii U

To locate the MAC Address of your Wii U console:

  1. From the Wii U Menu, select System Settings.
  2. Using the Left Stick select the Internet icon and press the A Button.
  3. Select View MAC Address.

Playstation 3

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 3 console:

  1. From the main menu, select Settings.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select System Information.
  4. The MAC Address will then be displayed on the screen.

Playstation 4

To locate the MAC Address of your Playstation 4 console:

  1. Arrow up and over to Settings in the PS4 menu.
  2. Scroll down to Network
  3. Scroll down to View Connection Status
  4. The MAC Address will be listed next to MAC Address

Xbox 360

To locate the MAC Address of your Xbox One console:

  1. Navigate to My Xbox on the Xbox Dashboard.
  2. Select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
  4. Select Configure Network.
  5. Under Basic Settings check to make sure IP Settings is set to Automatic.
  6. Go to Additional Settings.
  7. Select Advanced Settings.
  8. The MAC Addresses for the wired and wireless adapters should be displayed.

Apple TV

To locate the MAC Address of your Apple TV:

  1. With your Apple TV remote, navigate to the Settings icon and select it.
  2. From the Settings menu, select General.
  3. Under General, select Network.
  4. Your MAC Address will be next to the "Ethernet Address"

Roku 2, 3, & 4

To locate the MAC Address of your Roku:

On the back on your Roku there are a pair of six 2-digit pairs separated by colons, e.g. A1:B2:C3:D4:E5:F6. One set is for the Ethernet connector and for the other for the wireless connector.

Alternatively, from the Roku home screen, select settings> player info. The Addresses will be listed on-screen.

Personal Router

Personal Routers will almost always have the MAC address for the Wide Area Network (WAN) port printed on outside of the device. The address is sometimes labeled "Hardware Address" or Hardware ID".

Alternatively, check with the manufacturer for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.

Smart TV/Bluray Player

To locate the MAC Address of your Smart TV or Bluray Player:

Most MAC Addresses will be visible in the Settings Menu, either under the Network or About sections. Alternatively, check with the manufacturer for instructions on how to obtain the MAC Address for your specific model.


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