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Connecting to the Wired Residential Network (ResNet) with Mac OS X

Configure your Mac OS X computer to connect to the Residential Network. ResNet allows you to connect to the UB Network and the Internet from within UB residence halls and campus apartments using a wired Ethernet connection.

Getting Started

Once you arrive on campus you must register your computer, router, or gaming console before you can connect to ResNet.

To use ResNet, you need:

  • A 10/100 Ethernet card suitable for your computer
  • A category 5 Ethernet cable

Configure Your Mac OS X Computer to Connect to ResNet:

  1. Select System Preferences from the Dock and open Network.
  2. Click Location
  3. Select location as follows:
    • If you are using a newer version of Mac OS X, select Edit Locations, then click +.
    • If using an older version of Mac OS X, select New Location from the pull-down menu.
  4. Enter ResNet into the  Name your new location field. Click OK.
  5. Click Show. Select Built-in Ethernet from the drop-down menu.

Configuring the TCP/IP Stack:


If you are using Mac OS X 10.2, the Configure IPv4 option is labeled Configure. In all newer versions it is labeled Configure IPv4.

  1. Select the TCP/IP tab.
  2. Click Configure IPv4. Select Using DHCP from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click once in the Search Domains text box, and remove any information already present.
  4. Enter the following domain names in the Search Domains text box:
  5. Click Apply Now to save your changes.

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