Residence Hall Network (ResNet)

Wired and wireless data networks are available to residents of the Purdue Calumet residence halls.

Instructions on connecting:

Wired Data Network | Wireless Data Network | Calnet3/Calnet Setup Directions | Calnet Media Setup Directions

Wired Data Network (Registration required):

Once your network connection is plugged in and operating, you must register your computer on the Residence Hall wired data network.  The registration requires you to log in using your Career Account Username and password.  This should be the same login and password that you use to log into University computers.

  1. Open your web browser.  The registration page should automatically appear.
  2. Follow the directions on the registration page.  The process only takes a few minutes to complete.
  3. Restart your computer.

Note: Users are allowed three computer registrations by default.  Accommodations can be made to register non-standard network devices such as Game Consoles (ex. Playstation or Xbox).  To complete manual registration of one of these devices please contact the Customer Service Center at 219.989.2888 option 2 to place a service request.

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Wireless Data Network:

  • “Calnet3″ is the preferred secure network for current PUC students, staff, and faculty.
  • “Calnet Setup” can be used to auto provision Calnet3 on most wireless devices. – (Linux is not supported, call the support center at x2888, option 2 for assistance.)
  • “eduroam” is the preferred secure network used for W. Lafayette, Purdue North Central, and other visiting education institutions that support eduroam.
  • “CalnetMedia” is an unsecure MAC authorized based wireless network for dorm users only to support gaming/media devices that do not support Calnet3.
  • “attwifi” is a guest wireless network service offered to visiting guests provided by AT&T. Visiting guests of the University can connect to this network and gain Internet access free of charge.

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Calnet3/Calnet Setup directions

There are three ways to connect to calnet3.

  1. The preferred method is to use the wireless network “Calnet Setup” for auto provisioning to calnet3.
    1. Connect to the “Calnet Setup” network.
    2. Open your browser and navigate to any page – it will automatically redirect the setup page.
    3. Follow the directions on the page.
    4. Sign in with your PUC username and password when prompted.
    5. The setup process should now connect you to the calnet3 network.
  2. The second method is to select wireless network “calnet2″ and let the OS auto connect.
    1. Click on Calnet3 from the list of available networks; click “connect” and enter your user ID and password.  If a certificate prompt appears, click “connect.”
  3. The third method is to manually setup the wireless network “calnet3″.  Settings are as follows:
    1. Network Name: calnet3
    2. Security Type: WPA2-Enterprise
    3. Encryption Type: AES
    4. Authentication Method: PEAP

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CalnetMedia Setup Directions

CalnetMedia is for gaming/media devices that do not support 802.1x username/password authentication.

The wireless MAC address of the device must be registered with the customer service center (CSC).

  1. Call the customer service center helpdesk at 219-989-2888 and ask for assistance with registering a device to the wireless network.  They will collect all the required information and assign the ticket to the networking group.
  2. The will also be informed to connect the device to the open SSID of “CalnetMedia”.  The user will be initially denied access until the networking team registers the device.
  3. A network technician will register the MAC address and will call the user to verify that they can connect to the internet.

Note: The original Nintendo Wii console is not compatible with CalnetMedia. The user must purchase a Nintendo Wii USB to Ethernet adapter.

All other gaming/media devices such as the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 4, AppleTV, Roku, most smart TV’s, and most smart DVD players are compatible with CalnetMedia.  It’s preferred that if the device has a wired connection, then the user should use the wired jack in their room.  The wired connection will provide additional bandwidth over the wireless network.  The user must call the Customer Service Center to register media/gaming devices for the wired network as well.

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