Connecting to the Network
To make connecting to the Residential network
easier we have created this little tutorial on how to connect
your network connections in your room. Please follow these simple
instructions, and your network connection will be up in a
What You Need...
To connect to our residential network
(ResNet), you will need the following:
An ethernet cable. Though an ethernet cable
and a phone cord look very similar, they cannot be
substituted. An ethernet cable has 8 connectors unlike a
phone cord which has 4.
Ethernet Card (NIC card). Not sure if you
have one? Check your computer. An ethernet connector on your
computer looks like an extra wide phone jack. If you do not
have these, you can purchase them at the campus bookstore or
a local store (Wal-Mart, Radioshack, Target, etc). Most, if
not all, computers have an ethernet card built in.
How to Connect
Once you have the necessary equipment,
connect the ethernet cord to the computer. Then connect the other
end of the cord to the room jack which looks exactly like the
connector on your computer. Then, turn on your computer. Your
connection should work automatically. For added security, MTSU
has required that the following steps be taken before you can
access the internet.
Open up a web browser. If this is your
first time connecting, you will be taken through the
You will be directed to page that processes
for 30-60 seconds. A small box should pop up prompting you for
your PipelineMT username and password.
After entering your password you will be
directed to another processing page for 30-60 seconds.
At this point Windows users must download
and install the NAC agent which will verify you computer is
up-to-date. Mac and Linux users may skip this step.
The NAC agent will verify that your Windows
updates are turned on and you have antivirus running, and that
it is up to date. If any of these are not right the agent will
give you a message saying
Quarantined. You will have 10 attempts to
bring your computer up to date.
If all goes smoothly, you should be online!
Registration is a one-time process, so you shouldn't have to do
Need Additional Assistance?
If you need assistance connecting to ResNet,
contact the ResNet Help Desk at 898-5891. Please include your
name, room number, and the phone number we can best reach