ResNet: Wireless-B No Longer Supported

General Information

Wireless B (802.11b) connections have been disabled on the ResNet wireless system. The wireless B protocol is many years old and very few devices are manufactured to only utilize the B protocol. This protocol is also slower than wireless G or N (the newer protocols), and can slow down connections around them. 

If you have a computer that only supports wireless B, you must purchase a G, N, or AC wireless adapter in order to connect to the wireless network. The adapter your purchase can support either 2.4GHz or 5GHz connections. However, we recommend purchasing 5Ghz compatible devices.

Nintendo Wii and DS Devices

Because the ResNet wireless system does not support B wireless connections, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS gaming systems will not be able to connect to the ResNet wireless network since they require a B wireless connection.

Our recommendation is to purchase an Ethernet adapter for the Wii, which can be purchased online from the Nintendo store or at other major retailers.


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Information about the wireless system in the Residence Halls.


Training & Documentation

Overview of wireless interference and their possible sources in the residence halls

If you are experiencing wireless problems in your dorm room, fill out a wireless problem report.