University of Bath

Connecting to the internet in student accommodation

How to connect your computer, phone, TV box or games console to the internet in student accommodation.

Connecting using Wi-Fi

Our Wi-Fi service for students and staff is called eduroam.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Use our instructions to connect to Wi-Fi.

Preparing to connect to our Wi-Fi before you arrive

If you want to set up your device to use our Wi-Fi ahead of time, you can use the configuration tool. You will need to be connected to the internet already to use it.

After you use the configuration tool, your device should connect to eduroam automatically when you arrive in accommodation.

Connecting to ResNet using a network cable

Our wired internet access in accommodation is called ResNet. You can also follow these steps to connect your laptop or other device to a network cable around campus.

  1. Connect your device to the network point. Your room could have a single or a double socket for connecting to the network. If you have a single socket connection, you may have to plug your device into the back of your room's phone. If you have a double socket, you'll be able to plug it straight in.
  2. On your device, open a web browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari. It will take you to the machine registration page.
  3. Enter your University username, like abc123, and password. Your username is on your library card.
  4. Tick the box to accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Restart your device.

Once your device has restarted, you should be connected to the internet.

You can buy network cables from the IT shop in the Library.

Connecting to ResNet on a device without a web browser

Most games consoles and smart TVs have web browser options. Find out how to use these with external guides such as these ones:

If this doesn't work, you should email your console's MAC address to resnet@bath.ac.uk, requesting your console be registered. Your MAC address can be found through your console settings. It may take some time for your request to be processed.

Connecting multiple devices to the same network point

You can use a network switch to connect multiple devices to the same network point. You can buy a network switch from the IT Shop.

If you are using a network switch, you must register the media access control (MAC) address for it to work. Contact the IT Service Desk to register your network switch, or visit the IT Service Desk on level 2 in the Library.