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What is (ResNet) the Residential Network?

ResNet consists of the wired and wireless networks available to all FMU students living on-campus.  ResNet makes it possible for residential students to connect their personal computers directly to the network.  A data jack is provided for each student in their dorm or apartment within all residence halls of Francis Marion University.  Students must provide an ethernet cable to connect to the wired network.  Wireless access is currently available in the dorms.  2013 installations are scheduled for the Village and Forest Villas Apartments. 


ResNet Clinic

ResNet support is available via phone (843-661-1111) and on the ResNet web site (see full link below).  Students may also contact the Help Desk to request a ResNet appointment. 


How to Connect to the Wireless Network

Please click here for instructions on how to connect.

Gaming consoles are not supported on the wireless network.


Resetting Your Network & Swampfox Email Passwords

We now have a self-service utility for resetting or changing your network authentication password which also will synchronize the new password with your Swampfox email account, no longer requiring you to contact the Help Desk for password assistance.

Click here to change or reset your password.

Francis Marion University Distance Education Policy on Student Privacy and Student Authentication

Francis Marion University complies with the SACS Commission on Colleges' distance education policies. These policies include procedures to protect student privacy and to ensure student authentication. Each student in a distance education course is assigned a login and password and must use this login and password to access and participate in the distance education course. For security reasons, this specific course and student information is not available to any outside users.

All Francis Marion students, including those enrolled in online, hybrid, or other distance education classes, are informed of the FMU honor code, standards of academic conduct, and standards of student behavior. Students enrolled in online, hybrid, or distance education courses must adhere to policies on electronic security that prohibit sharing of passwords and require students and faculty to prevent non-authorized persons from gaining access to their university computer accounts.

Faculty engaged in distance education actively seek to ensure the integrity and security of distance education instruction. The university encourages additional means of authentication and student privacy in distance education courses as new options become available.

No additional costs are associated with the authentication of student identity at Francis Marion University.

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