RJ 45/Cat 6 Ethernet Cables can be purchased at a computer store near you, the WWU Bookstore, and online.
Your device may or may not have an Ethernet port. Typically for laptops, they can be found on the side. As for desktops, they may be on the back of your computer. Otherwise, you may want to search online to see where the port is on your device if there is one.
Connecting Your Computer to the Network
- Connect one end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your device.
- Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the wall.
- Open a web browser to test the connection.
- If you are experiencing issues connecting, please visit the Troubleshooting and Fixes page or contact us.
Please visit the Residential Internet page to find out the features and location of the Ethernet port in your room.
Note that there is only one Ethernet port active in each room.
If you need more than one Ethernet port, you can add a jack by using a router or network switch with wireless disabled. (Our policy describing why wireless needs to be disabled can be found here.)
You can contact ResTek if you need assistance in setting up the device.