How to Connect Your Router to Your ResNet Port

On August 15, 2015, all Northeastern-owned residential buildings will have 100% NUwave access, and a ban on all personally-owned wireless routers and/or wireless access points will go into effect in these buildings. After August 15, 2015, any pre-existing personally-owned wireless routers and/or wireless access points must be disconnected. If you are moving into residential housing this fall, please do NOT bring your own router. Wired routers are allowed.

Step 1: Before you connect your router to your ResNet port, make sure that you have set up your router according to ITS requirements.

Step 2: Take your Ethernet cable and connect one end to your ResNet port.

Step 3: Connect the other end of your Ethernet cable to the WAN or Interent port of your router. (This port should be set on its own, away from the group of LAN Ethernet ports.) Do not plug the cable into any other port on your router. Plugging in a router “backwards” into ResNet can cause network disruption and is a violation of the AUP; doing so may lead to your ResNet port being automatically deactivated. Here are some examples of routers to see which port to plug into:

Apple Airport Extreme

Linksys E3200

Netgear N600

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