Wired Ethernet Access

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ITSS provides wired network access to most offices on campus and to some residence hall rooms.

How do I request wired network access?

Faculty and staff:
Ethernet jacks in faculty/staff offices are activated on request by completing the online Self Service / PNTeam Service Request form.

Students in the residence halls:
By the end of Summer 2017 all UMD residence halls and apartments will be wireless only. Some residence hall lounge areas will have an Ethernet jack available. 

What is the cost for wired network access?

Faculty and staff:
There may be a one-time labor fee associated with installing a network connection. See Rates and Fees for details.

How do I access the wired network?

How you access the wired network depends on where you are located.

Faculty and staff offices
Ethernet jacks are turned on by request only. Once the jack is "live," plug in your Ethernet cable.

Can I put my own hub/router on the wired network?

No. Network infrastructure must be carefully deployed and must be secured against intrusion. Because of these and other issues, customers may not install hubs, routers, or other access points (including wireless hubs) on the University network. This includes offices and the residence halls.