Connecting a device to Resnet


Resnet is the residential network used in the Michigan Tech residence halls and apartments. You will need to pre-register wired devices in ClearPass that use the wired connection in your room.

Registering your device with ClearPass

Wired Resnet, and some wireless devices other than your phone, tablet, or laptop, will need to be registered and connected through ClearPass. Michigan Tech IT uses ClearPass network access control (NAC) to help keep track of who owns a device on the network, so we can alert the owner of an infected machine or copyright infringement notices. The registration process should only take a few minutes. Please visit Registering a Device with ClearPass for instructions.

Using the wired connection in your room

There is only one active network jack per room, which is marked with a yellow circle sticker.  If you need to connect more than one wired network device, you will need a network switch.

You will need to pre-register the Ethernet physical address/MAC of your device before plugging it in to any Resnet wired connection. We recommend to pre-register the device, turn off the device, wait 10 minutes, then plug the network cable in to the port.
Yellow sticker to indicate active jack in room

Using wireless networks


Wireless computers, tablets, and phones should use the eduroam network. Log in with your Michigan Tech email and password.


Other wireless devices (e.g. TVs, gaming consoles, smart home devices, etc.) will need to be registered and connected to MichiganTechOpen.


MichiganTechGuest is for guests, such as parents or community members.

If you are a Michigan Tech student or employee, you should not be connecting to MichiganTechGuest. If you have connected to MichiganTechGuest, you will need to forget/remove all Michigan Tech wireless networks from your list, then restart your device to reconnect to a Michigan Tech network for students, staff, and faculty.

Wireless network for each device type
Device Type Wireless Network
Amazon FireTV MichiganTechOpen
Android Tablet eduroam
AppleTV MichiganTechOpen
Bluray Player MichiganTechOpen
Google Chromecast MichiganTechOpen
iPad eduroam
Mac OS Laptop eduroam
Network Controlled Lighting MichiganTechOpen
PlayStation MichiganTechOpen
RaspberryPI MichiganTechOpen
Roku Box MichiganTechOpen
Smart Phone (iOS/Android)   eduroam
SmartTV MichiganTechOpen
Wii/Wii U MichiganTechOpen
Windows Laptop eduroam
Wireless Printer MichiganTechOpen
XBOX MichiganTechOpen

Personal wireless routers

You may not operate any equipment that broadcasts a wireless signal as this will interfere with Michigan Tech wireless networks.  You may use a router that includes a wireless antenna, as long as the wireless functionality is disabled.

Getting help with Resnet

Please contact from your Michigan Tech email with the following information:

  • Building and room number. If apartment, note if bedroom or living area.
  • Device type (e.g. Windows laptop, Mac, XBox, Google Home, Chromecast, etc.)
  • Ethernet or wireless physical address/MAC of the device
  • Connecting to wired or wireless
  • Description of issue and any specific errors
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Article ID: 51749
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