Getting Connected

Network Access: Internet connection setup in the residence halls

  • Wireless Connections - PCs, Macs, Mobile devices

    Step #1: JOIN OPEN NETWORK (ResNet WiFi)

    • Select "ResNet WiFi" from the list of available wireless networks. In Deatrick Hall, University Place and Golden Bear Village South, "ResNet WiFi" is followed by a zone name (e.g. ResNet WiFi - Zone A).

    Step #2: REGISTER YOUR DEVICE (This step is NOT required in Deatrick Hall, University Place or Golden Bear Village South)

    • Open a web browser (Chrome, Safari, etc.) and try to visit any site. If you're not redirected to the Network Registration Center or are unable to browse, go to http://resnetnac.kutztown.edu to be automatically redirected to the registration page - (Need help?)
    • Enter your username and password and click Login. Registrations expire at the end of the academic year.

    Step #3: JOIN SECURE NETWORK (BearNet Secure)

    We strongly recommend that all students join the BearNet Secure wireless network on devices that support it (i.e. laptops, desktop computers, mobile phones and tablets). Unlike ResNet WiFi, BearNet Secure is available on both north- and south-campus and offers a fully-encrypted WiFi connection.

    BearNet Secure requires that you install a security certificate profile on your device. It only takes a minute or two to install the profile — the steps are listed here:

    1. After registering your device, your web browser should automatically open the secure Wi-Fi registration page. Otherwise, you can browse to securewifi.kutztown.edu

    2. Your device type should be detected. Click JoinNow.

    3. A small SecureW2 installer is downloaded. Open it if it doesn’t open automatically.

    4. You’ll be prompted for your KU username and password.

    5. The profile is automatically configured. When complete, the device will connect to BearNet Secure (or you can manually switch to BearNet Secure).

    Once the security certificate profile is installed, your device should prefer BearNet Secure over any open network.

  • Wireless Connections - All other devices

    To connect your Xbox, Playstation, Apple TV, Smart TV, Amazon Echo, Amazon Firestick, Roku, etc. to the wireless network, follow the steps below. (Please note that Google Chromecast and Google Home devices, as well as most wireless printers, are designed for small home networks and will not work on ResNet WiFi. If you have a printer, we recommend using a standard USB printer cable directly connected to your computer.)

    Step #1: REGISTER YOUR DEVICE (This step is NOT required in Deatrick Hall, University Place or Golden Bear Village South)

    Step #2: JOIN OPEN NETWORK (ResNet WiFi)

    • When setting up your device, select "ResNet WiFi" from the list of available wireless networks. In Deatrick Hall, University Place and Golden Bear Village South, "ResNet WiFi" is followed by a zone name (e.g. ResNet WiFi - Zone A).

    Registrations expire at the end of the academic year.