Local Area Network (LAN)

Every campus office has a hardwired network connection. Routers, switches, and hubs are not permitted. For additional network connections, contact the Telecommunications department.

Southeast Missouri State University residence halls offer high-speed Ethernet connectivity, referred to as our residential network (ResNet) Each room is equipped with one LAN jack per bed as well as wireless access.

Routers, switches, and hubs are not permitted in the Residence Halls. Please refer to the ResNet Policy.

Use of the network requires authentication utilizing your Southeast Key and password.

Wireless Network

Wireless network access in the academic and administrative offices, as well as classrooms, is gained by connecting to Southeast Secure. In the residence halls, students will access the ResNet wireless network. Both networks utilize the IEEE 802.11ac WLAN standard and may accessed by most computing devices equipped with a wireless LAN adapter; however, students should strive to use devices with 802.11ac compatible adapters, as this will achieve the best speeds.

Use of the network requires registering your device and authentication utilizing your Southeast Key and password. In turn, this requires a device which supports the WPA2-Enterprise standard.

Head to our Guides for guides on how to connect your devices!

Inside Your Dormitory 

Any computer can connect to our network, along with smart phones and tablets. Each dorm room has two ways to access the internet. There is an ethernet jack for wired connections per bed. Every dorm room also has access to the SoutheastResNet WiFi network. Once you connect to the network either by wired or wireless connections, open a web browser to splat.semo.edu to accept the ResNet and Acceptable Usage Policies, and to register your device onto the network.

In order for a device to work on the wireless network, it must support corporate encryption protocols. This means that many consumer devices, such as game consoles, cannot connect to our wireless. Most consoles have an option for wired connection, such as the Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4 have built in ethernet ports. The Wii and Wii U have the option for a USB to Ethernet adapter. However, handheld consoles such as the Nintendo DS/3DS and the PSP or PS Vita, will not work on our network at all. Any device with an ethernet jack for wired connections should be able to connect, as long as you find out the MAC Address. The MAC address is a unique code for internet connected devices, and the network system needs to register each address to a person to allow it to work. We have Guides onto how to find the MAC address for many devices on semo.edu/it/guides . If you are able to find your device's MAC address, register it at splat.semo.edu/gameconsoles.

Certain media players, such as certain models of the Roku media player, the Chromecast, and many Blu-ray players, do not support these options at all, and will not work on campus. If you are going to bring an internet connected media player onto campus, please ensure that it has the option for Ethernet connection, or USB to Ethernet adapter compatibility. If you have any questions, please contact the IT Help Desk 573-561-4357 or helpdesk@semo.edu



IT Help Desk

(573) 651-4357
Memorial Hall 107

IT Office

(573) 651-2217
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701