ResNet Quick Start Guide

Basic ResNet Settings

A quick guide to getting started on ResNet.

Wired

Network settings for ResNet are similar to most home cable or DSL Internet connections. Computers with Windows or Mac OS X usually connect to ResNet without additional setup. Things to look for:

  • Use DHCP/Obtain IP Address Automatically
  • Use LAN (Local Area Network), not Dial-Up
  • DNS Server should be Automatically Obtained

Wireless

Wireless is available in most public areas. For more information, see https://www.luther.edu/helpdesk/wirelessnetworks/

  • SSID (network name): LCSecure, LCWireless5G, LCWireless
  • TCP/IP setting: Obtain an IP and DNS address automatically using DHCP.

Preparing your computer for ResNet

Before connecting to ResNet we require all computers to have an updated antivirus and updated security patches.  

To update Windows, click on the windows key and type in "Windows Update." Select Windows Update and check for updates. If any updates are found install them and restart the computer.

To update an antivirus on windows, click on the antivirus icon in the taskbar and click update.

To update Mac OS X, click on the apple logo in the top left corner of the screen. Choose "software update." Select and perform all listed updates.

To update an antivirus on Mac OS X, click on the antivirus logo in the menu bar and choose update.

ResNet Registration Process

ResNet Registration is available both On-Campus and Off-Campus.

Connect to the Internet with the computer that you wish to register on ResNet.

  1. Open a web browser (Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, etc).
  2. Visit http://network.luther.edu
  3. Follow the instructions to download and install the Bradford Dissolvable Agent (BDA) Client.
  4. Double-Click on the BDA icon to scan the PC.
  5. When the scan completes, results will display. Failed items will be listed and must be resolved before registration will complete. Follow the instructions again to retry.
  6. If you’ve passed all tests, reboot your computer to complete the registration.

This process will have to be done for both Wired and Wireless connections.