The Housing and Residence Life Department has provided wireless internet access in all residence halls rooms. All students living on campus will pay the $75.00/semester ResNet fee, which is included in your housing fees.
All students receive an individual computer user account to use campus computers at MSU Billings (MSUB) upon registering for classes. You can use this account on any of the campus computers or use it to connect your personal devices to the MSUB wireless networks. If you plan on bringing your own computer to use in the residence halls, you will need one with the following specifications:
A Windows computer running a supported version of Windows 10 or an Apple Computer running a supported version of MacOS.
Any modern laptop will have a wireless card built in allowing you to connect to the wireless network. Should you want to connect your desktop or other device, you'll need a wireless card or you'll need to plug the computer into the wall.
If you plan on plugging in your computer in, you'll need an Ethernet cable rated for Category 5 or higher with RJ-45 ends. Do not attempt to use a telephone cord or other non-network cable with your computer.
Make sure you uninstall any file sharing programs or BitTorrent programs before connecting your computer to the MSUB network. File sharing and BitTorrent program are potentially illegal and will not be allowed on the network.
As a best practice, please make sure all programs are updated and you have virus protection on your computer.
You are NOT allowed to bring or use a router or switch of any kind to connect to the network. These devices will be detected and housing staff will ask you to remove them from the network. Repeated offenses will result in the network being shut down in your room.
You are able to connect your gaming consoles (Xbox, Playstation, etc.) to the Internet. Should you have any issues, please reach out to the IT helpdesk for assistance.
Connecting To The Internet
Use the following information as a guide to help you connect to the internet when you arrive on campus: