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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, media device or gaming console before you can connect to ResNet.

To use ResNet, you need:

  • A computer with integrated Ethernet
  • A Cat 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:

  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:
    buffalo.edu
    acsu.buffalo.edu
    resnet.buffalo.edu
    openport.buffalo.edu
    cse.buffalo.edu
    eng.buffalo.edu
  5. Click Apply Now to save your changes.

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