Resident Internet Connection

All residences have free Internet connections available for student residents. There are two types of Internet in campus residences: Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) and direct Ethernet. Please look at the chart below and refer to the set up instructions for your residence.

Wireless Internet

There is wireless Internet available in some residences which residents can use. Network interruptions can happen when using wireless Internet. ICT recommends that you do not use a wireless connection if you are using the Internet for something which should not be interrupted, such as taking a test on learn.nmsu.edu.

Connection Locations

The connection spot varies from residence to residence. If you are a FAMILY living in Vista Del Monte or Cervantes Village, the active connection spot is in the living room. If you are a STUDENT living in Vista Del Monte or Cervantes Village, the active connection spots are in the bedrooms. If you are in Cole Village, the active connection spot is upstairs. If you are in Tom Fort or Sutherland Village, the active connection spot is in the hallway.

Direct Ethernet Garcia Hall, Rhodes Garriet Hamiel (RGH), Pinon Hall, Monagle Hall, Chamisa Village, Vista Del Monte Q-X
DSL Greek Complex, Vista Del Monte, Cervantes Village, Sutherland Village, Tom Fort Village, Cole Village
Wireless Some areas of Greek Complex, Garcia Hall, Rhodes Garriet Hamiel (RGH), Pinon Hall, Monagle Hall, Chamisa Village, Vista Del Monte (VDM) K-P, Cervantes Village E, F, H, J

EthernetDSLWireless

Direct Ethernet

Garcia Hall, Rhodes Garriet Hamiel (RGH), Pinon Hall, Monagle Hall, Chamisa Village, Vista Del Monte (VDM) Q-X

Materials:
  • Ethernet cable
  • *You will need to supply your own Ethernet cable if you are using a direct Ethernet connection; you can purchase one at the Campus Bookstore.

  • 1. First, find the Ethernet port in your residence. This port will look similar to the phone jack, but will be colored orange. In some residences, there will be a single wall mount with two Ethernet ports, one for each student. In other residences, there will be two or more wall mounts with a single Ethernet port near the desk in your room. If you live in Chamisa E, F, G, or H, there will be one wall mount with four Ethernet ports. One port will be yellow. Students in Chamisa E, F, G, or H can also access wireless Internet in their residences.
  • *Note: There is also an Ethernet port in the living room in Chamisa Village
  • 2. When you have found the Ethernet port, plug one end of your Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port. Now plug the other end of the Ethernet cable into your computer's Ethernet port.
  • *Note: The yellow port in Chamisa E, F, G, or H CAN be used, as well as any of the other ports.
  • DirectEthernet
  • Units in most residences (number of ports vary)
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  • Chamisa E, F, G, and H units
  • DirectEthernetConnected

The first time you bring up the Internet with your direct Ethernet connection, you will see the NMSU Residential Network Registration page (http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu). Follow the registration instructions to connect to the NMSU Network and use the NMSU Residential Internet.

IMPORTANT:Your computer will need to be registered for the NMSU Residential Network (Res-net) at http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/ and again for the NMSU Campus Network (AggieAir) at netreg.nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions, contact the ICT Customer Service and Help Desk (help.nmsu.edu) in room 141 of the Computer Center, call 646-1840, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)

Greek Complex, Vista Del Monte, Cervantes Village, Sutherland Village, Tom Fort Village, Cole Village

There are three types of DSL connections. Find the instructions for the box you have.


Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) COMTREND

Materials:
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone wire
  • AC Electric Power Adapter
  • COMTREND DSL box

The NMSU Department of Housing and Residential Life will supply these items. If you have a problem with these supplies, call (575) 645-7016 or e-mail housing@nmsu.edu.


  1. First, find the phone jack on your wall. Plug your phone wire into the phone jack.
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  3. Take the free end of the phone wire you plugged into the phone jack and plug it into your DSL box where it says LINE.
  4. Now connect your AC Electric Power Adapter to the DSL box in the port labeled POWER. The other end will plug into a wall socket. Turn the power switch from OFF to ON. Before continuing, make sure that the POWER LED on the front of the DSL box is solid green and that the LAN LINK LED on the front is blinking or solid green. This could take up to a minute.
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  6. Find the port on your DSL box labeled LAN. This is the Local Area Network port. Plug your Ethernet cable into this port. This wire is what allows you to connect to the NMSU network.
  7. Now take the free end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into your computer's Ethernet port.
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The first time you bring up the Internet with your DSL connection, you will see the NMSU Residential Network Registration page (http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu). Follow the registration instructions to connect to the NMSU Network and use the NMSU Residential Internet.

IMPORTANT:Your computer will need to be registered for the NMSU Residential Network (Res-net) at http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/ and again for the NMSU Campus Network (AggieAir) at netreg.nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions, contact the ICT Customer Service and Help Desk (help.nmsu.edu) in room 141 of the Computer Center, call 646-1840, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) DX3113

Materials:
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone wire
  • AC Electric Power Adapter
  • Corecess DX3113 DSL box

The NMSU Department of Housing and Residential Life will supply these items. If you have a problem with these supplies, call (575) 645-7016 or e-mail housing@nmsu.edu.
**Telephone Service with DSL DX3113: if you are getting phone service from ICT, you will need a filter/splitter NOT provided by Housing to use your telephone. Please refer to the filter/splitter instructions at the following website: http://help.nmsu.edu/ict/csc/DOCS/filter


  1. First, find the phone jack on your wall. Plug your phone wire into the phone jack.
  2. phonejack
  3. Take the free end of the phone wire you plugged into the phone jack and plug it into your DSL box where it says LINE.
  4. Now connect your AC Electric Power Adapter to the DSL box in the port labeled DC IN. The other end will plug into a wall socket. Turn the power switch from OFF to ON. Before continuing, make sure that the POWER LED on the front of the DSL box is solid green and that the LINK LED is solid green. This may take up to a minute.
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  6. Find the port on your DSL box labeled LAN. This is the Local Area Network port. Plug your Ethernet cable into this port. This wire will allow you to connect to NMSU Internet.
  7. Now take the free end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into your computer's Ethernet port.
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  9. 3113_back

The first time you bring up the Internet with your DSL connection, you will see the NMSU Residential Network Registration page (http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu). Follow the registration instructions to connect to the NMSU Network and use the NMSU Residential Internet.

IMPORTANT:Your computer will need to be registered for the NMSU Residential Network (Res-net) at http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/ and again for the NMSU Campus Network (AggieAir) at netreg.nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions, contact the ICT Customer Service and Help Desk (help.nmsu.edu) in room 141 of the Computer Center, call 646-1840, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu.

Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) DX3115

Materials:
  • Ethernet cable
  • Phone wire
  • AC Electric Power Adapter
  • Corecess DX3115 DSL box

The NMSU Department of Housing and Residential Life will supply these items. If you have a problem with these supplies, call (575) 645-7016 or e-mail housing@nmsu.edu.


  1. First, find the phone jack on your wall. Plug your phone wire into the phone jack.
  2. phonejack
  3. Take the free end of the phone wire you plugged into the phone jack and plug it into your DSL box where it says LINE.
  4. Now connect your AC Electric Power Adapter to the DSL box in the port labeled DC. The other end will plug into a wall socket. Turn the power switch from OFF to ON. Before continuing, make sure that the POWER LED on the front of the DSL box is solid green and that the LINK LED is solid green. This could take up to a minute.
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  6. Find the port on your DSL box labeled LAN. This is the Local Area Network port. Plug your Ethernet cable into this port. This wire is what allows you to connect to the NMSU network.
  7. Now take the free end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into your computer's Ethernet port.
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  9. 3115_back

The first time you bring up the Internet with your DSL connection, you will see the NMSU Residential Network Registration page (http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu). Follow the registration instructions to connect to the NMSU Network and use the NMSU Residential Internet.

IMPORTANT:Your computer will need to be registered for the NMSU Residential Network (Res-net) at http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/ and again for the NMSU Campus Network (AggieAir) at netreg.nmsu.edu.

If you have any questions, contact the ICT Customer Service and Help Desk (help.nmsu.edu) in room 141 of the Computer Center, call 646-1840, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu.

Wireless

Some areas of Greek Complex, Garcia Hall, Rhodes Garriet Hamiel (RGH), Pinon Hall, Monagle Hall, Chamisa Village, Vista Del Monte (VDM) K-P, Cervantes Village E, F, H, J

Materials:
  • "Wi-Fi" compatible Network Card using the IEEE 802.11 wireless network standard.
  • *You will need to supply your own Network Card if you are using a wireless connection.

  • Windows Vista and XP Users: Click on the network icon in the lower right-hand corner of the taskbar. Click Connect or disconnect. A list of networks you can connect to will appear: click on Res-net.
  • *Note: The network icon will have a red "x" when not connected to the Internet and a globe when connected.
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  • Windows 7 Users: Click on the network icon in the lower right-hand corner of the taskbar. A list of networks you can connect to will appear: click on Res-net and Connect.
  • *Note: The network icon will have a yellow star when not connected to the Internet and white bars when connected.
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  • wireless vista 2
  • Mac Users: First, click on the AirPort icon in the top right-hand corner of the desktop and Turn AirPort On. A list of networks you can connect to will appear in the menu: select Res-net.
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  • The first time you bring up the Internet with your wireless connection, you will see the NMSU Residential Network Registration page (http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/). Follow the registration instructions to connect to the NMSU Network and use the NMSU Residential Internet.
  • IMPORTANT:Your computer will need to be registered for the NMSU Residential Network (Res-net) at http://netreg.sds.nmsu.edu/ and again for the NMSU Campus Network (AggieAir) at netreg.nmsu.edu.
  • If you have any questions, contact the ICT Customer Service and Help Desk (help.nmsu.edu) in room 141 of the Computer Center, call 646-1840, or e-mail us at help@nmsu.edu.