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For most students, faculty and staff, connecting to the wired network is as simple as plugging one end of an Ethernet cable into their computer and the other end into the data port in their residence hall rooms or offices.
An Ethernet cable is something that will connect your electronic device (computer, tablet, gaming console, etc.) to a network, which, in turn, will allow you to have internet access and interact with shared network resources. Think of it like getting Wi-Fi to your device by manually connecting to the network instead of connecting wirelessly.
Students living in the residence halls might opt for a wired connection for a more stable connection while using devices such as gaming consoles and Smart TVs. Opting for a wired connection when possible also will free up shared wireless bandwidth, allowing for better experiences for devices that can only connect via wireless.