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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.

Anti-Virus Software

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

Anti-Spyware Software

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.

Configuration Information

Information on how to connect to the ResNet using with Windows XP, Mac OS 10 can be found by clicking the relevant links on the right under Connection Guides

Please make sure that your computer is up-to-date. Windows XP users can visit

Connection Guides

(PDF Document) Windows XP

(PDF Document) Apple Mac OS 10