Connect a Wired Device

Fredonia is pleased to offer students, faculty/staff and guests in the residence halls a high speed wired network service that is convenient, secure, and reliable. All students, staff/faculty and guests that reside in the residence halls have a dedicated high speed wired port available to them in their individual rooms. This high speed wired port is recommended for use if you are using applications that utilize large amounts of bandwidth (i.e. streaming video, gaming, video conferencing and large file transactions). Ethernet cables can be purchased at the FSA bookstore and other stores in the area.

What do you need to get connected?

  1. Minimum: 10/100 Base T Ethernet Card w/ Ethernet Cable (Category 5e)
  2. Current Operating System Critical Updates (i.e. Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OSX, Linux etc.)
  3. Anti-Virus Software w/ Updated Definitions.
  4. Your Fredonia eServices I.D. & Password (To find, go to: “Your Connection” @

Setup Personal Computers

Fredonia uses 802.1x authentication for its campus wired network. This protects our network by requiring users to use their eServices user ID and password to gain access to our network. Please see the links below to configure your machine to use 802.1x properly.

Windows 11 Directions

Windows 10 Directions

Windows 7 and 8 Directions

Linux Directions

Note: Macintosh 10.7 and above will do this automatically

Setup Gaming and Multi-Media Devices

Some devices are incompatible with 802.1x authentication. In order for you to register your device, please see the links below.


The Fredonia Networks (wired/wireless) are primarily for academic use.

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