Description

We provide network services to residential housing. We provide a full range of services including wired, wireless and telecommunication services.
 
Students living in residence halls may connect printers and compatible smart devices to our network. No wireless printing is permitted in residential housing; pack a USB cord to connect your printer.
 
Many smart devices will not register automatically on our network and the student must provide information so we can register the device for you.
  • Your NKU username
  • Residence Hall, room number, phone number
  • Type of device
  • MAC address (Finding the MAC address is different for every device; google instructions for your device.)
  • If you prefer a wireless or wired connection
    • If you prefer a wired connection AND live in the Booth Residential Village, locate the port in your room and provide us with the port number. If you live in Callahan or Northern Terrace, you won't need to provide us with a port number.

Once you collect the necessary information, contact either the IT Help Desk or visit the Norse Tech Bar in University Center.

Note the following allowances and restrictions for smart devices on our network.

Device Wireless Wired
3DS
No
Unknown
Amazon Fire Stick No No
ChromeCast No No
Playstation 3 & 4 Yes Yes
Printers - students must plug into printers, no wireless printing permitted No Yes
Roku box
Yes Yes
Roku stick Unknown Unknown
Routers - personal routers are not permitted No No
Smart Phones (iPhone, Android, Windows)
Yes No
Smart TVs (general) Yes Yes
Smart TV Apple No Yes
Switch (Nintendo)
Yes No
Wii No Yes
WiiU Yes Unknown
XBox 360 Yes Yes
XBox One Yes Yes

 

Users

  • Faculty
  • Staff
  • Students

How to Request Service

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Availability

Standard business hours:

Mon-Fri 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Division Responsible

Networking Team

FAQs

Residence Hall Technology

  • + Can I have a wired connection in my dorm room?
    Yes. By default, all wired connections in the dorms are turned off because most users prefer wireless. But if you would like the port activated at no charge, locate the port in your room and write down the number. Contact the IT Help Desk with that number, your username, the building you live in, your room number, etc. and we will activate the port.