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ResNet: Registering and Connecting Through a Router

Using a Router

University Information Technology (UIT) does not support the use of Routers or other network interconnecting devices. Refer to the device's owners manual or contact the vendor for assistance.

ResNet users in York Apartments* and Undergraduate Residences** can use “small office/home office” (SOHO) wired Router to extend ResNet service to more than one computer. The subscriber for ResNet service will be held responsible for all activity on the network drop and the Router. Refer to Router’s user manual to take security measures to help protect Router activity on the network. Please refer to the ResNet Subscriber Agreement.  
Wireless access points are not permitted. If the Router comes with a wireless access point, disable the wireless feature. Refer to the Router's user manual to determine how to disable the wireless feature on the Router. Please refer to the ResNet Subscriber Agreement for more information.  
Hubs and Switches are not permitted on the residence network in the York Apartments and Undergraduate Residences. Please refer to the ResNet Subscriber Agreement.  

Undergraduate Residences** already have one network drop allocated per resident, but may still use a router if necessary.


* York Apartments: Assiniboine, Passy Gardens, and Atkinson

** Undergraduate Residences: Bethune, Founders, Pond Road, Stong, Tatham Hall (McLaughlin), Vanier, Winters, Atkinson Bed-Sitter suite, Hilliard and Wood Residence



GENERAL ROUTER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS for York Apartments

Note: Before registering Router for ResNet service. Make sure there is no other computer/router previously registered for ResNet. Only ONE registration of MAC address is allowed per ResNet wall jack. Disable wireless feature in a wired router.

Click here to view Router Diagram

If ResNet users already have a computer/router registered for ResNet Service. Please refer to ResNet registration webpage and follow the link for “Renew Your Registration” to de-register previous registration.


  1. Hardware Installation

Use good quality Ethernet network cables to connect the Router’s “WAN” or “Internet” port to the ResNet wall jack and to connect each of the computers to a numbered LAN ports (ie. 1, 2. 3 etc) on the Router. Plug in the power for the Router.

  1. Setup the Router and register for ResNet service

Note: This step should be done from only ONE of the computers connected to the Router.

Referring to the Router's owner's manual, access the Router's Administrative Setup Application from one of the computers to make sure the Router is set up to receive DHCP network service from the ResNet wall jack. The Router's MAC address should be copied down for future reference. Log out of the Router's Administrative Setup Application and go to http://resnet.yorku.ca to register for ResNet service. The final ResNet Registration screen should show the MAC address of the Router.

  1. Unplug for 60 minutes

After ResNet Registration has been completed, shut off the computers, unplug the network cable from the ResNet wall jack and unplug the power cable from the Router for 60 minutes.

  1. Plug in for ResNet Internet service

After unplugging for 60 minutes, reconnect the network cable to the ResNet wall jack, plug in the power to the Router, and turn on the computers. The Router should now be receiving Internet service from the ResNet wall jack, and each computer connected should be receiving Internet service from the Router.



GENERAL ROUTER SETUP INSTRUCTIONS FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESIDENCES

Note: The following instructions are for "small office/home office” (SOHO) wired Router to extend ResNet service to more than one computer.

  1. Hardware Installation

Use good quality Ethernet network cables to connect the Router’s “WAN” or “Internet” port to the ResNet wall jack and to connect each of the computers to a numbered LAN ports (ie. 1, 2. 3 etc) on the Router. Plug in the power for the Router.

  1. Setup the Router and register for ResNet service

Note: This step should be done from only ONE of the computers connected to the Router. You need TWO Ethernet cables to properly setup the router connection as outlined in this diagram: \\\

Click here to view Router Diagram

Once you plug in the router to the wall jack and open an internet browser, you will be promoted to login to the Registration page with your Passport York account. Please allow few second for the system to register your router’s MAC address. Once completed, you will see a message stating that the registration is complete. Please make sure that the MAC address shown on the screen after the registration matches the MAC address on the router.

  1. Unplug for1 to 5 minutes

After ResNet Registration has been completed, please shut off the computer and unplug the network cable from the ResNet wall jack.

  1. Plug in for ResNet Internet service

After unplugging for 1 - 5 minutes, reconnect the network cable to the ResNet wall jack, plug in the power to the Router, and turn on the computer(s). The Router should now be receiving Internet service from the ResNet wall jack, and each computer connected should be receiving Internet service from the Router.

*** Referring to the Router's owner's manual, access the Router's Administrative Setup Application from one of the computers to make sure the Router is set up to receive DHCP network service from the ResNet wall jack. The Router's MAC address should be copied down for future reference.