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Below is the list of items you will need to connect to DHNet. These requirements are in addition to the University of Florida’s academic technology requirements and recommendations. When you check-in at your residence hall, you will need to just plug in your computer to the provided Ethernet port and navigate to


  • A computer with a compatible operating system that supports the 802.1x protocol for authentication.
  • These are the OS versions that we currently provide support.  If an OS is not on this list, we do not provide support:
      • Windows Vista through Windows 10
      • OS X Yosemite through macOS Sierra
      • Ubuntu 12.04 through 16.04
  • Computers connecting to DHNet should also have an RJ-45 Ethernet port.  On some laptops, you may need to purchase an Ethernet USB adapter.  This will be your primary connection to DHNet Internet Services.
  • An Ethernet cable (category 5 or higher) will be necessary to connect to the port in your room.
  • NOTE: The Department of Housing and Residence Educations DOES NOT provide Ethernet cables to residents. Residents must purchase Ethernet cables on their own.


  • The same operating system restrictions from the Wired requirements apply to wireless connections. The difference is a computer must have at least a Wireless-G or higher card, either internally or externally.
  • NOTE: We do not guarantee the use of UF Wireless Service in the resident’s room and you may not receive wireless signal while in your room so please make sure you have an Ethernet cable.
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