What's the Network Like?
Heidelberg University provides network connectivity to students via our Residence Hall Network ("ResNet"). In the residence halls, each student is provided with one "network faceplate" to which he or she can connect a computer to the campus network. A ResNet connection includes full Internet connectivity, as well as access to Heidelberg's own network resources (email, storage space, OASIS academic record information, etc.). Our campus network is built on a 1 Gbps ("gigabit per second") Ethernet backbone with 100 Mbps ("megabits per second") switched connectivity to each network faceplate.
Connectivity in residence halls:
|Location||Wired Ethernet||Wifi||Location||Wired Ethernet||Wifi|
|Brown Hall||Yes||Yes||2 Clinton Ave.||Yes|
|France Hall||Yes||Yes||14 Clinton Ave.||Yes||Yes|
|King Hall East||Yes||Yes||141 Main St.||Yes|
|King Hall West||Yes||215 Main St.||Yes|
|Krieg Hall||Yes||Yes||229 Main St.||Yes|
|Miller Hall||Yes||Yes||281 Main St.||Yes|
|Williard Hall||Yes||Yes||279 E. Market St.||Yes||Yes|
|College Hill Apts.||Yes||285 E. Market St.||Yes|
|Senior Apts.||Yes||333 E. Market St.||Yes|
|5/7 Circular St.||Yes||Yes||345 E. Market St.||Yes|
|13 Circular St.||Yes||Yes||347 E. Market St.||Yes|
|21 Circular St.||Yes||Yes||40 Prospect St.||Yes|
What Kind of Computer Do I Need?
See our Computer Recommendations for our suggestions on a suitable computer configuration.
What are the other requirements for a ResNet connection?
In order to connect to ResNet, you must follow the steps outlined in Before I come to campus: what must I do to my computer?
How Do I Connect Once I'm On Campus?
For Windows and MAC OS, you'll need to configure DHCP to obtain an Internet address automatically. You probably already have this setting in place.
Cisco NAC & Network Logon
The University has implemented a network authentication and validation security system known as "Cisco NAC," to help prevent infected computers from accessing the network and infecting other computers. Students: when you connected in your residence hall room, you'll need to go through the registration process. If your machine is patched and up-to-date, the process will go very quickly; if vulnerabilities are found, you will be lead through some simple remediation processes.