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ResNet Wireless Network

The Information Resources Division has deployed wireless network services based on the IEEE 802.11b/g/n specifications.  The wireless network provides a means of accessing Web-based University instructional and informational resources and the Internet without connecting to a port using an Ethernet cable.  You must have a Wi-Fi compliant 802.11b/g/n wireless network adapter in addition to meeting the other ResNet Requirements to access the Wireless Network.

Note: Unauthorized, open wireless devices are not permitted to maintain security. Do NOT attempt to configure a wireless access point in your dorm room. Periodically, buildings on campus are scanned for unauthorized wireless networks.  If you are found operating a wireless access point, your network connection will be suspended.

Scranton’s wireless network is secured by Cisco's Network Access Control.  Unauthenticated access to the wireless network is not permitted. All users of the wireless network will be required to "login" with their E-mail username and password.  By accessing the  Wireless Network users AGREE to comply with the Wireless Air Space Policy and all other University Computing Policies.  

Wireless Access Coverage Area:

Connecting to the Wireless Network

  • Enable the wireless network adapter on your laptop or wireless device.

    Your adapter may have a configuration utility that displays all the relevant settings in one place or you may have to find the settings in the properties of your wireless network adapter under the Network Control Panel.  You will need to determine this from the documentation that came with your wireless adapter or computer.

    Below are the settings specific to Scranton’s Wireless Network:

    Network Name or SSID ROYALAIR (Must be in uppercase)
    Profile Name May be optional; we recommend ResNet
    Network Type Access point
    Network Authentication Open
    Data Encryption Disabled

  • The Cisco NAC login screen pops up automatically when it detects the wireless network.  The User Name is your E-mail username and the Password is your E-mail password.  After you click Login, your computer is checked for the security requirements.  Pop-up messages describe any deficiencies and offer remediation steps to correct any problems.

E-Mail Limitations

E-mail sent from the wireless network must come from an authenticated source.  The University's outgoing mail server is blocked on the wireless network and E-mail clients (e.g. Eudora, Netscape, Outlook, Outlook Express, Pegasus, Thunderbird) cannot send mail.  You must use Express Mail.

Need Assistance?
Take your laptop to the Technology Support Center in Alumni Memorial Hall or dial 941-HELP.