The Catholic University of America

CUA Residential Network Registration

Internet malware such as viruses, trojans, and rootkits threaten the security of your personal computer, and the campus network as a whole.

Like many other research universities, CUA has taken a two-pronged approach to keeping the network secure.

First, we advise you take three steps to protect your computer to help prevent problems from happening in the first place.

Second, we perform network registration and remediation to ensure that computers are configured to protect themselves from Internet malware before they connect to the Internet, and so that we can find, isolate and quickly fix problems when they do occur.

Network registration will be enabled in residence halls on Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2012.

Remediation

The residential hall network registration system's remediation feature makes sure that your computer is protected with operating system updates, up-to-date antivirus software and a software firewall before it connects you to the campus network. This will help ensure that your computer is much less vulnerable to viruses and spyware.

Warning messages associated with remediation will be issued for the first week to give resident students time to ensure that their computers are protected.

Once remediation is enabled on the second week, computers that are not running up-to-date antivirus software or are not configured for automatic downloading of operating system updates or do not have a software firewall enabled will be able to connect only to certain CUA websites such as Blackboard and Cardinal Station, and to Internet servers and websites for operating system and antivirus software updates.

Getting Connected

  1. Connect your computer to the ResNet wireless network or a wired network port in your room
     
  2. Open your computer's web browser
     
  3. Within a few moments, your browser window will automatically direct to the registration logon page
     
  4. Authenticate by logging on with your CUA Network Logon username and password
     
  5. Click on the link to accept the CUA "Computer Ethics" Acceptable Use policy and install the SafeConnect Client Policy Key

A few seconds after the installation is complete, check your web browser window for any steps that may be needed to ensure your computer's security. If your computer is already properly configured, you can access the network immediately.

See the step-by-step instructions for detailed information on how to connect.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please be sure to read the frequently asked questions for answers about CUA network registration.

Getting Help

If you are connecting to ResNet in your residence hall and are having problems registering, please enter a service request.