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Wireless network in University Residences

You can connect to the Cardiff University wireless network from University Residences, using ResLAN (the Residences' Local Area Network).

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

Current students should log in to the intranet for more information on using the ResLAN wireless network

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 wireless 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). 

Cardiff Campus Manager checks the anti-virus and supported operating system on your computer. 

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.

Free software for students

Once you have enrolled at Cardiff University, you are eligible to receive free anti-virus software, and to download the Microsoft Office suite of software, free of charge, via the Microsoft Student Advantage scheme. 

Help and support

Please contact the IT Service Desk for further support.