Ranger Hall and Pike River Suites offer both wired and wireless connectivity. Wired is the preferred connection while in your room, while wireless is primarily designed for the common areas. The University Apartments are completely wireless. Although we have tried to maximize wireless coverage, due to furniture placement, building construction and the nature of wireless, some areas (even within 2-3 feet) may have very different signal strengths.
Wired connections (preferred method);
To make a connection, you will need to have an Ethernet network card installed that uses a Cat5 cable. Your computer must be equipped with a wired network card. Plug the network cable into both the red socket on the wall and the network card on your computer, do not plug into the White/Ivory jack. In most case you can check to see if you have a connection by the lights on your network card. (Note: Cat5 is the minimum standard for a cable, Cat5e and Cat6 are acceptable alternatives for your network cable)
To connect to the wireless network in Residence Life (and on campus), your computer must be equipped with a wireless network card, The wireless network currently supports the ‘B’, ‘G’, and ‘N’ standards. To make the initial connection you will need to have the following information:
Configuration & Internet Connection
Logging on to ResNet
When connected to ResNet, depending on your device, you may be presented with a network login screen or you may need to open a web browser (Chrome, IE, Safari) to see this screen. If your browser default opens to a blank page, please go to http://www.uwp.edu. To authenticate your device, please follow the onscreen prompts. The last page will ask for your UW-Parkside email username and password. When complete, your device may get redirected or you may need to restart your browser, simply follow the on screen prompt.
If you have any question, please feel free to email the Residence Life IT Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, send a text message to 262-854-0105 or call the help desk at 262-595-2444. Due to increased call volumes at the beginning of each semester, a tech may not be able to help or return your call during the first couple of days. When calling the Help Desk, please leave a phone number that you can be reached at.
Please note: the help desk does not schedule technicians.