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Network Connection Points

Cardiff University network connection points and access to Wi-Fi is available to registered students only. These facilities give access to the University academic network with limited access to the internet. To use this facility you will require your own computer. Further information about the service can be viewed on the Cardiff University Residences' Network (RESLAN) website. You must check this web site prior to your arrival in Cardiff.

Couples and families

Access to Wi-Fi is now available to guests of couples and family accommodation.  A code will be available at reception to enable the user to connect to the internet.

Student House/Flats

Cardiff academic network connection points are not provided in Student Houses/Flats.

Some of the houses have the benefit of having private telecommunication lines installed by previous occupants. 

If a telecommunication line has already been installed, you can make arrangements with Virgin Media to connect your own private internet service.  Virgin Media have special 9 month packages exclusively for students, details can be found at your residences reception. 

If a telecommunication line has not already been installed, you may be able to arrange to have your own line installed.  To do this you must initially obtain permission from your Residences Manager.

Please note that responsibility for all installation, call and associated charges lies with the house occupants. 

Important note for Colum Road Houses

There is a currently a project underway to install Cardiff University network connection points in student houses.  Phase 1 of this project is to install these connection points and wireless access in Colum Road houses during the summer period with the aim of these facilities being provided from mid-September 2014.


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Residences Office
Cardiff University
PO Box 533
Southgate House
CF14 3XZ

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4849
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4661