Internet access is provided to all students living on-campus and those in University Park I & II. Each student will have their own Ethernet port for plugging in their computer, gaming console, or other network devices. NO HUBS, SWITCHES, ROUTERS OR WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE HOOKED UP TO YOUR ETHERNET PORT.

Once you connect your computer to the Ethernet port, you'll be prompted to login to a web portal (, or Once you log in with your SU username and password, you will have internet access. You may be prompted to log in again from time to time to refresh your connection. 

All residence hall Ethernet ports can support 10/100mb speeds. All network cards developed in the past 10 years can support these speeds, so as long as your computer has an Ethernet card, you are good to go. If you are unsure if your computer has a Ethernet card, look on the back of your computer (or back/sides of your laptop) for a port that looks similar to the ones listed below:

  • Desktop Computer Ethernet Port picture (onboard) - newer computers
    Ethernet port onboard
  • Desktop Computer Ethernet Port picture (add-on card) - older computers

     desktop ethernet addon
  • Laptop Computer Ethernet Port picture

    Laptop Ethernet

An Ethernet port can be further identified by examining it closely and counting the number of gold pins. A standard Ethernet port will have 8 gold pins. Do not confuse this with a Phone (modem) port, which has 2 or 4 gold pins.

A common problem during move-in is mixing up a Phone cable and an Ethernet Cable. A Phone cable connector will have 2 or 4 gold pins on it and an Ethernet cable connector will have 8 gold pins. Also the Ethernet plug on the end of the cable is generally larger. See the picture below for a side-by-side comparison:

  • Ethernet (left cable - RJ45) & Phone (right cable - RJ11) comparison
    ethernet versus phone

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