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Residential Network

Academic Technology provides support for the residential network (ResNet). This network connects the Brenham campus residential Halls and College Park Apartments to the campus network and Internet.

The following halls have one ethernet port per bed: Melcher, Buccaneer, Lockett, Helman, Beazley, Katherine Atkinson, Hallstein, Solons, Spencer, James Atkinson, Wheeler. The College Park Apartments Phase I and II have one ethernet port per bed.

Memorial and Holleman are provided Internet access through a cable modem/router. There is one modem per room with multiple ethernet ports on the modem/router.

The ResNet access is activated after a student has been assigned a room by Housing there is no additional fee for access.


Wireless- Wireless network is provided in the residential areas. Instructions on configuring the Blinn-StudentWPA2 wireless network SSID


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Required Equipment:

Network Card
The ResNet is based on IEEE 802.11 Ethernet standards. This means that almost any 10Base-T or 10/100/1000Base-TX network interface card (NIC) should be compatible.


Wireless network Card

The wireless ResNet is based on 802.11b/g/n standards. Authenication to joins the BlinnStudent network requires a current student ID and password. Once connected, open an Internet browser and you will be redirected to a login screen.

Patch Cable
A cable is required to connect the network card in the computer to the wall jack. The student must provide this cable. The length of the cable should be at least 7-10 feet to allow flexibility in placement of the computer in the room. The cable required is a standard Category 5 (CAT 5) ethernet cable with male RJ-45 connectors at each end.

Network Configuration:
The ResNet will support any operating system that complies with industry standard TCP/IP communication protocols. The ResNet uses DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) to assign IP numbers to the computers. The DHCP option should be enabled on your computer's TCP/IP properties.

Academic Technology is equipped only to support connectivity problems related from the wall connection and back on to the network. Academic Technology can not provide support for student's computers and problems with their network card, operating system, and network configuration. To report a network related problem call HELP (4357).

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Page Last Updated: October 14, 2011