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Residence Hall Network (ResNet) - Wireless and Wired Access

Article ID: 200
Last updated: 28 Aug, 2023

Every room in our residence halls is equipped with high-speed wireless Internet access. We have 2 wireless networks:

  1. ccsu-bluenet is the wireless network for your computer, Chromebook, and mobile devices (phones, tablets); no need to register these devices.
  2. ccsu-public is the wireless network for your gaming devices (Xbox, Playstation, etc.) and streaming devices (SmartTV, AppleTV, FireTV, etc.) after they have been registered.

Wired network/Internet access is available upon request.

Cable TV and streaming services such as Apogee, Max, and Showtime Anytime are also available to resident students during the fall and spring semesters. 

Wireless Internet Access Instructions

Computers, Chromebooks, and Mobile Devices (phone, tablet)
Note: these devices do not need to be registered to connect to the ccsu-bluenet wireless network

  1. Open wireless settings on the device and select the ccsu-bluenet wireless network.
  2. Log in with your CCSU email address and password (trust the security certificate if prompted). 

Click here for detailed instructions

Gaming and Streaming Devices

Gaming devices (Xbox, PlayStation, etc,) and streaming devices (SmartTV, AppleTV, Amazon FireStick or FireTV, Roku, etc.) must be registered in the CCSU My Devices Portal in order to connect to the ccsu-public wireless network in residence halls. You may register up to 12 devices. To register gaming and streaming devices:

  1. Log in to https://mydevices.ccsu.edu with your CCSU Office 365 email address (@my.ccsu.edu) and password. 
  2. Click on the Add button and complete the device information, then click on Submit. Repeat this for each device you wish to register. 
  3. Open wireless settings on the device and select the ccsu-public wireless network.

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Please note: in some cases a device status may display as "Pending" however the device is actually connected. Please test the device despite the "Pending" status. If it does not work, then contact the IT Help Desk. 

Wired Network/Internet Access

If you would like to use the wired network/Internet in your room, you may request to have the network drop activated. You will need to provide your own ethernet/network cable. Once the network drop is activated, you will need to register your device via https://mydevices.ccsu.edu. To request to have the network drop activated:

  1. Navigate to https://itrequests.ccsu.edu
  2. Login with your CCSU email address and password.
  3. Select the Network Data Drop Activation Request form. 
  4. Complete the form; click Review & Submit; confirm the information and click Submit.

You will receive an email when the network drop activation is complete. You must then register your device:

  1. Log in to https://mydevices.ccsu.edu with your CCSU Office 365 email address (@my.ccsu.edu) and password. 
  2. Click on the Add button and complete the device information, then click on Submit. Repeat this for each device you wish to register. 

Click here for detailed instructions

Please note: after registration any wired devices may need to be unplugged for about 30 seconds and then plugged back into the network in order gain connectivity. 

Streaming Services 

HBO Max and Showtime Anytime are available to all resident students while living on campus (while connected to the campus network). Download the app to your mobile/streaming device (or access via the internet) and sign in with your CCSU email address and password. If prompted for your cable provider, select CCSU or Apogee.

Article ID: 200
Last updated: 28 Aug, 2023
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