College Park Internet

Overview:

WVU Residence Halls are wireless only with the exception of College Park. For more information, view our Internet in the Residence Halls Articles.

What do I need to connect to the internet in College Park?

An activated Login account is required to access MyDevices. If you have not activated your Login account, go to login.wvu.edu and click Claim Account.

How do I connect using a wired Ethernet connection?

If you are a resident at College Park, follow the instructions below. If you are not, connect to the wireless WVU.Encrypted network.

  1. There is one active network connection per room. The active network outlet has a red “Internet” label. Each outlet has two data jacks. Typically, only the rightmost jack is active.

  2. Plug one end of your Ethernet patch cable into the rightmost jack of the network outlet and the other end into the Ethernet port on your computer.

  3. If your computer was already powered on when you connected the Ethernet cable, restart it. Some notebooks disable the Ethernet adapter if a network connection was not detected at startup.

  4. Launch your web browser. If it does not automatically direct you to the MyDevices Webpage, go to mydevices.wvu.edu.

  5. The MyDevices sign‐in page will display. Sign in with your Login username and password (what you use to log into the WVU Portal).

  6. The Hardware MAC Address of your computer will be pre‐filled in the appropriate field. We recommend that you also fill in the “Description” field with a meaningful identifier that you will recognize in the future.

  7. Click Submit.

  8. A message will display confirming your registration. Your computer now has access to ResNet.

  9. If you cannot connect to the MyDevices page, try the following:

    • Make sure you are using an Ethernet patch cable and not a telephone cable. A telephone cable is typically flat, whereas an Ethernet cable is round. You may purchase an Ethernet patch cable at the WVU Bookstore, as well as most office supply and retail stores.

    • Plug your Ethernet patch cable into the other jack in the network outlet, and begin again with Step 3.

    • If possible, borrow your roommate’s Ethernet patch cable, and begin again with Step 3. If your roommate’s cable works, your Ethernet patch cable is probably damaged.

Connecting multiple computers:

  • To connect multiple computers to ResNet, you will need to purchase a router. You may purchase a router at most office supply and retail stores. We recommend purchasing a router without wireless capabilities.

  • If your router is a wireless router, you must disable its wireless capability because it interferes with the University’s wireless network.

  • Important: Plug one end of your Ethernet patch cable into the rightmost jack of the network outlet and the other end into the WAN port on the router. If you plug it into the wrong port on the router, your connection may not work, and you can bring down the network for the entire residence hall!

  • Connect your computer to the router, and then begin with Step 3 to register the router. Note that the MAC Address that the page displays is the hardware address of your router instead of your computer.

  • Once the router is registered, you may connect other computers or game consoles to the router for Internet access.

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Article ID: 11197
Created
Mon 2/15/16 1:12 PM
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Wed 9/16/20 10:15 AM