For your computer to be able to connect to the ResNet connection in your bedroom you may need to change your settings, especially if you have been using your computer on a home network or a modem connection prior connecting to the ResNet.
You MUST have up-to-date Anti-virus software installed on your computer. If you do not have any Anti-virus Software or it is due to expire, the University recommends the use of AVG Free for personally-owned machines. This can be downloaded by going to http://go.warwick.ac.uk/software/antivirus
You MUST have up-to-date Anti-spyware software installed on your computer . If you do not have any Anti-spyware Software there are many sites which offer free software.
You are strongly recommended that have a firewall installed. Within Windows XP you have an inbuilt firewall which can be switched on. This is included in Windows XP Service Pack 2 which should be applied to your computer.
Please make sure that your computer is up-to-date. Windows XP users can visit http://update.microsoft.com