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The residence halls and University Apartments at Texas A&M University are wired with one Ethernet connection per resident. These connections can be used to access the university's computing resources and the Internet.
TAMULink wireless is available in most residence halls and university apartments.
RequirementsTo use the wired connection, students need a 10/100/1000 Base-T ethernet card installed in their computer and an RJ-45 ethernet cable. The Ethernet cable should be 15-20 feet long.
Network DevicesAttaching unapproved network devices (e.g. wireless access points, hubs, switches, and DHCP servers) in the Texas A&M Residence halls is strictly prohibited. To learn more about what devices are allowed in the residence halls, visit http://hdc.tamu.edu/Connecting/ResNet/TAMULink_for_Residence_Halls.php. Some wireless devices can cause disruptions, security risks and outages for ResNet users. Using these devices on ResNet can cause the user's port to be disabled. The user will need to contact Help Desk Central at 979.845.8300 to re-enable connection.
Additional ResNet Resources:
- ResNet FAQ
- Using Wireless Devices in Residence Halls
- NAT Devices on ResNet
- Firewall Restrictions
- Acceptable Use
- Traffic Engineering Guidelines