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Ethernet Connectivity

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Ethernet Connectivity
Internet & Network

All Southeast Missouri State University residence halls offer both wifi and high-speed Ethernet connectivity, referred to as our residential network (ResNet). Each room is equipped with one LAN (local area network) jack per bed. A user can have fifteen devices register on campus at one time.


  • PC with appropriate NIC (Network Interface Card) and LAN cable (If needed, both NIC and LAN cable are available from the Southeast Bookstore).
  • Activated Southeast Key
  • Currently a student enrolled in classes

Student Responsibilities

Students are responsible for purchasing and installing the Network Interface Card (if needed - most computers now have integrated network cards), connecting LAN to the PC and residence hall LAN jack, and configuring the PC Internet Connections. It is essential that your operating system and computer operate free of errors or malicious activity (spyware, virus infections, Trojans, worms, ect.) in order for the Ethernet connection to work properly. If you are experiencing problems with your computer or operating system, it is your responsibility to contact a computer store vendor for repair. It is recommended that you bring copies of your operating system and application software to campus for you to use during troubleshooting if necessary. The IT Help Desk is also available for assistance.

NOTE: Information Technology reserves the right to permanently or temporarily disconnect your ResNet access until any inappropriate, illegal actions, or issues have been resolved.


IT Help Desk

(573) 651-4357

IT Office

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