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Wireless network in University Residences

You can connect to the Cardiff University wireless network from University Residences, using ResLAN (the Residences' Local Area Network).

Please read the terms and conditions relating to the use of ResLAN


Information for new students – what to do before you arrive in Cardiff

Before you arrive in Cardiff you can check whether your computer meets the minimum security requirements for use on the wireless network.

To do this, access the internet with the machine you are bringing with you and use our Cardiff Campus Manager test (note - do this again just before you leave home, to make sure nothing has changed). 

Cardiff Campus Manager checks the anti-virus and supported operating system on your computer. 

If your computer fails the test please make sure you rectify any issues before trying to connect to ResLAN. It's YOUR responsibility to make sure your machine has anti-virus software installed, is virus-free and is set to receive automatic security updates.


Connecting to University wireless

You can register and connect to the University wireless network from your room in University Residences. Please see our wireless web pages for details. 


Free software for students

Once you have enrolled at Cardiff University, you are eligible to receive free anti-virus software, and to download the Microsoft Office suite of software, free of charge, via the Microsoft Student Advantage scheme. Please see:

Free anti-virus software

Microsoft Student Advantage scheme


Help and support

Please contact the IT Service Desk for further support. You can also visit the IT Clinic in the Students' Union.