Those who wish to use RESNET should be sure their system meets the following criteria:
PCs—Intel Pentium/Celeron or AMD 1Ghz or higher processor; 1GB RAM
Macintoshes—Power Mac or PowerBook G4; 1 GB RAM
PCs—Intel Celeron 2.4GHz, Intel Pentium dual core 2.0GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 4000+; 1GB RAM
Macintoshes—iMac 2.4 GHz or MacBook 2.1Ghz or better; 1GB RAM
Both PC and Macintosh systems should have an Ethernet adapter [100TX/1000TX] pre-installed if possible.
Supported Operating Systems
The recommended operating systems supported by the RESNET network are: Windows XP/Vista/7 Workstation for PCs and Mac OS X or higher for Macintoshes.
Our Network Support staff will not configure computers running Windows 3.x, NT, or Windows 95/98/ME for use on the RESNET network.
If you want to take advantage of the wireless networks in the academic buildings on campus you will need a laptop with a wireless Ethernet adapter. These laptops come in two configurations. The first is a laptop with a built in wireless Ethernet adapter in addition to the wired Ethernet adapter. The second configuration is to purchase a separate wireless Ethernet adapter card and install it into the laptop. Either option will work equally well. If you plan to purchase a separate wireless card please make sure that it meets the 802.11b/g standard. Most wireless adapters should work well in our wireless areas; however only Linksys, Intel, Cisco, and Dell wireless adapters have been verified by the IT staff. NOTE: The use of wireless routers/access points in DeSales dorms is strictly prohibited.