Free Ethernet cable for on-campus students
CIT recommends that students living on campus use ResNet (wired network available in the dorms and apartments) whenever possible. ResNet is the ideal choice for stationary devices such as desktop computers, gaming systems, DVRs, and Internet TVs. ResNet can also be used for laptop computers and other devices with an Ethernet port. ResNet typically offers faster speeds than the wireless networks and is often available when there is a scheduled wireless outage.
Each dorm room and apartment is equipped with one Ethernet port per resident. The dorm rooms have two ports, usually located on the wall shared with the bathroom in the same location as the telephone port. Apartments usually have five Ethernet ports scattered in various rooms. The Ethernet port looks similar to a telephone port but is slightly larger.
Students living on campus may obtain one 7' Ethernet cable (category 5) for connecting to ResNet. You must be living on campus to request a cable. Lost, stolen, or damaged cables will not be replaced. Ethernet cables of various lengths and colors are also available in the Campus Store or at most stores that sell electronics.