The University of West Georgia offers high-speed Internet access to students in UWG residence halls. ResNet, short for Residential Network, provides Internet access at speeds up to 175 times faster than a 56K modem. ResNet provides "one port per pillow;" that is, each student has a connection, rather than just one connection per room.

In-room access to the Internet provides numerous advantages. ResNet provides accessibility to resources available via the Internet. Campus on-line resources continue to expand, such as BanWeb registration and student information, e-mail and supplemental course-related resources. Entire courses are even being taught on the web. With ResNet, there is no waiting for a computer to become available in a campus lab and the connection is available from your room, day or night. Plus, students do not have to tie up their phone line or pay extra fees to an Internet Service Provider.

UWG Residence halls are wired with 10-baseT (also known as twisted pair) Ethernet cable. All adapters must have a 10-baseT (10 Megabits/second) Ethernet Connection. Students also need to be sure that they have appropriate drivers for the network adapter they intend to use.

What's Required?

A ResNet compatible personal computer. (See Recommended and Minimum configurations.)

  • A 10-baseT OR 10/100-baseT Ethernet card and its supplied drivers disc.
  • Category 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet cable of appropriate length. (Telephone Cables WILL NOT work. Only use Ethernet Cable!)
  • Operating System CD. (Win 10 or Mac OSX 10.12 or 10.13)
  • A web browser

What is ResNet Compatible?

Users who have purchased or are purchasing a new PC or Mac will likely meet the Highly Recommended requirements easily. Older systems must meet the configuration outlined as Minimum Required and still may experience degraded overall performance.

  • System Requirements

    Minimum Requirements (Possible Performance Issues)

    • Operating System: Windows 10 or OS X 10.12 or 10.13
    • Processor: Intel i3/i5-series Dual-Core CPU/AMD A6, A8
    • RAM (Memory): 8GB or more
    • Graphics Card: Intel HD integrated graphics (no dedicated card)
    • Storage: 250GB or more (HDD or SSD)
    • Accessories: USB Flash Drive - 4GB or higher
    • Wired Access: Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable
    • Wireless Access: 802.11 g/n/ac capable WiFi card

    Long-term Recommended (Future Ready Specs)

    • Operating System: Windows 10 or OS X 10.14
    • Processor: Intel i5/i7-series Quad-Core CPU/AMD A10, A12, Ryzen
    • RAM (Memory): 16GB or more
    • Graphics Card: 2GB or more (dedicated GPU)
    • Storage: 250GB or more SSD
    • Accessories: USB 3.0 Flash Drive - 4GB or higher
    • Wired Access: Cat 5e or Cat 6 Ethernet Cable
    • Wireless Access: 802.11 g/n/ac capable WiFi card
  • How to Find your Computer Specifications


    To find RAM and CPU speed:

    • Right click My Computer
    • Click Properties

    To find Hard Drive Space:

    • Open My Computer
    • Look at the C: Drive

    For more details:

    • Click Start --> Run
    • Type: "dxdiag" and press Enter
      This will tell you your RAM and CPU speed.  Click the "Display" tab and you will see your video RAM.

    MAC OS X

    • Click the Apple Menu in the top left corner
    • Click About