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Also known as: Resnet

OspreyNet is the wired and wireless connection provided in the Residence Hall. Every room in the residence buildings is equipped with a hard wire Ethernet connection (one per person). Additionally, wireless connectivity is available throughout all rooms.


Name of the network

About the Network

UNF - Wireless

For UNF students, faculty and staff, login with UNF ID and password. This network is encrypted.


Housing students will need register with SafeConnect.

UNF - Visitor

Seven day access given to campus visitors, registration required not encrypted.


Policy Key:   Resident students are required to install a policy key (they are prompted to do this after establishing a connection and opening a web browser). The policy key will check that anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are installed and up to date, and “automatic operating system updates” are enabled. If these services are not present, the computer will be quarantined and pointed to remediation web sites for updating.  The policy key will also look to make sure the computer does not have Peer to Peer software/services running or a router connected. When policy key requirements are met, network access is allowed. After initial installation, if the policy key is deleted from the computer, it will need to be installed again before the computer has Internet access.


Resident students are required to have an anti-virus application. Anti-virus software helps protects against malware (malicious software).  



* Preferred network to use.

Students living on campus

All students really need to connect to OspreyNet is a relatively new personal computer with a 10/100Ethernet adaptor and Ethernet cable. If a student plans to connect to a wireless network, they will want to have a 802.11g or 802.11n wireless adaptor.


Students are required to install a Policy Key to gain access to the networks.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Run the Ethernet cable from your Ethernet adaptor to the Ethernet jack in the wall or connect to a wireless network.
  2. Open a web browser. When prompted, use your UNF ID and password to login.
  3. You will be asked to install a Policy Key to gain access to UNF's network.