ResNet Offers Residents Online Versatility


ResNet stands for “residential network” — the high-speed data network automatically provided to all students who live in residence halls, on-campus apartments and Greek Village.

As with any access to the Internet, ResNet connections are vulnerable to malicious programs such as viruses or spyware, which infiltrate computers through email, downloaded files, operating systems and software. Make sure your student installs an approved antivirus program and keeps virus definitions up-to-date.

Please note that NC State does not offer personal anit-virus software for personally owned computers of staff or students.

There are three topics worth discussing regarding ResNet use at NC State:

  • Illegal downloading: Saving unlicensed text, image, audio, or video from any site, including peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing sites.
  • Copyright infringement: Copying, cutting, and pasting together the works of others may constitute copyright infringement even with properly credited sources.
  • Phishing: Email, text messages, tweets, or Web sites that trick you into providing personal information or installing hidden malicious software on your computer.

Potential consequences for violations include, but are not limited to:

  • Loss of scholarship money
  • Legal action resulting in statutory damages from $30,000 to $150,000 per infringement
  • Disciplinary action by NC State, including loss of access to NC State email, online classes, and licensed library resources, suspension and expulsion

As part of NC State’s effort to ensure a safe and secure computer network, and to comply with the Higher Education Act of 2008, the Office of Information Technology may monitor the campus network for illegal downloading and file sharing.

Make sure to use our Safe Computing at NC State resources (see and have your student read Computer Use Regulation Summary and Guidance ( before coming to campus.

See for more information about ResNet and related services.