You can use the network sockets in your study bedroom or open areas around campus to connect to the University network and access the internet.
You'll need to use the network setup tool to get started.
EligibilityStaff, students, associates, conference guests, and visitors from participating eduroam institutions can use the wired network in study bedrooms and open areas.
You can use the wired or wifi network in your study bedroom, the Library buildings, Ron Cooke Hub, and other open areas.
The wifi is great for convenience, but the wired network gives you a much faster connection (at least 100 Mbit/s), which is better if you're downloading large files. It's up to you which one you use.
If you need a network cable, you can pick one up for free from the Library & IT Help Desk.
To connect, plug in your device, and open a web browser. The network setup tool should open - just follow the steps.
Once you're connected, you can access your filestore and print using York Print Plus - see Setup guides.
Games consoles in study bedrooms
Register your Xbox, PlayStation etc with us, so you can connect it to the wired network in your study bedroom. You can also connect your games console to wifi.
On-campus users only. Off campus users will need to connect through the VPN to view the registration page.As part of the registration process, you'll need to provide your console's MAC address. Here's how to find it:
Having trouble registering your console? Get in touch using our form.
Connect your device to the network socket using a network cable, and open a web browser.
The network setup tool should open - just follow the steps.
If you're a Windows user, the first time that you connect to the University network, you'll be prompted to choose a network location.
We strongly recommend you choose Public network. This will stop your computer from being visible to other computers around you (eg other people in your halls of residence).
Depending on your security settings, choosing one of the other options may result in other people being able to see your files.
If you can't get connected using the network setup tool, try setting up your computer manually.
Ensure that you carry out all the steps before connecting to the network socket.
To access the wired network, you need:
There are a number of devices that won't work on our network. This includes devices designed for a domestic setting and controlled from a phone or tablet.
For example, you can't use the following on our network:
If in doubt, before purchasing or bringing a device to campus it's always worth contacting IT Services to check if it will work.
If you've checked that your device is compatible with our network (see above), but still can't connect, please go through the steps on our troubleshooting page:
If you've tried the troubleshooting steps, but still can't get connected, it may be that your network socket is broken.
Try connecting using another socket, eg in a friend's room.
If the problem seems to be with the socket, email email@example.com with the following:
Library & IT Help Desk
If you're having problems using the wired network, get in touch with the Library & IT Help Desk.
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General IT Services targets:
The core University campus network is a high bandwidth, fully-routed, resilient network.
Edge (local) connectivity is provided by switched Ethernet (100 Mbit/s) over Category 5e/6A structured cabling from more than 200 wiring centres.
Conceptually, the network is divided into layers, separated and protected by firewalls.
Our service standards have been produced in consultation with our customers, and monitor the quality, timeliness and access to facilities and services:
If you wish to give us general feedback on this service, please see our Feedback page for ways to get in touch.
If you wish to make a complaint, please see our complaints procedure.
Terms and conditions
This information is intended to supplement the University's terms and conditions:
- York local acceptable use policy
To help us keep the network running smoothly, please note the following guidelines.
If you have any questions about appropriate use, or whether it's ok to connect a device to the network, please contact us for advice.
You are not allowed to use any of the following on the campus network. They can cause significant disruption and/or pose security risks.
We may allow you to register certain types of non-802.1X-capable devices for use with the wired network in study bedrooms. These devices can include:
In exceptional cases, a small switch may be permitted within a single study bedroom. You must obtain prior permission from IT Services.
Please contact the Library & IT Help Desk for more details of these exceptions, and how to request them.