You can find this same info here for download: Internet/TV Connectivity for Residents
There are hard-wired network connections in every room in the residence halls and wireless coverage throughout the residence areas. It is highly recommended when you are connecting in your room, use a hard-wired connection. This will provide you with a more consistent and faster connection. To do this, you will need an Ethernet cable. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable into your computer and the other end into the jack in the wall of your room (or into the mini-hub provided by Housing). You can purchase an Ethernet cable in UNF’s bookstore or any store that sells computer supplies.
When using a wireless connection, it is highly recommended you choose a network that has the word “secure” in its name. The “secure” wireless networks provide access to more UNF
resources and they encrypt the data (provides better security). The “secure” wireless networks require you to login using your UNFID and password. The “guest” network requires no login and only provides access to the Internet and Internet-facing services. The “guest” network is designed for use by campus visitors (not affiliated with UNF).
1. After establishing an Internet connection and when you open a web browser, you will be asked to install SafeConnect.
2. It will check for the following:
3. When the requirements are met, access to UNF’s network is permitted.
Find out everything you need to know about the technology tools available to UNF students: Email, Blackboard, UNF Mobile App, Passwords, Virtual Lab and much more. Visit
Quick Tips for Residence Hall Connectivity
UNF provides access to a number of free software programs. All of these programs will run on both Windows and Mac Computers. Items such as: Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft Office for Mac 2016, and Symantec Endpoint Protection. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/UNFsoftware for more information.
Provide access to free software applications from any computing device – laptops, desktops, tablets, and smartphones – from any location, at any time.
If you encounter connection issues, can’t access a UNF resource, have a virus (computer running very slow) – contact the ITS Help Desk. They are open seven days a week!
Contact the ITS Help Desk for questions or issues related to internet connectivity in your residence or on campus:
Visit them in their new location on the first floor of the Thomas G. Carpenter Library
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