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Cardiff University Residences Network


What is ResLAN?

ResLAN (Residences' Local Area Network) provides a fast connection to the Cardiff University network from University Residences, via both a wired and/or wireless connection.

Please read the terms and conditions relating to the use of ResLAN


Information for new students – what to do before you arrive in Cardiff

Before you arrive in Cardiff you can check whether your computer meets the minimum security requirements for use on the ResLAN network.

To do this, access the internet with the machine you are bringing with you and use our Cardiff Campus Manager test (note - do this again just before you leave home, to make sure nothing has changed). 

If your computer fails the test please make sure you rectify any issues before trying to connect to ResLAN. It's YOUR responsibility to make sure your machine has anti-virus software installed, is virus-free and is set to receive automatic security updates.

Also please remember to work through the ResLAN leaving Home Checklist (PDF).


Registering and connecting to ResLAN

You can register for ResLAN via the wired or wireless connection from your room. You can also connect and register wireless-enabled mobile devices from ResLAN. Please see our 'Connecting to ResLAN' web page for details. 


Help and support

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about ResLAN and the ResLAN troubleshooting guide

You can also visit the IT Clinic in the Students' Union.

Alternatively, please contact the IT Service Desk on 029 2087 4487.