Q. Why are there no ethernet ports in Reiners Hall?

I am living in the third floor of reiners and I have noticed that there are no ethernet ports in the entire room, and the entire building. A. How good is the wifi and B. Now my smart TV is useless (it connects to the internet via ethernet cable.

Answer

The Trine Board and Cabinet decided that going forward all newly constructed or rennovated residence halls would be Wifi only. A Wireless Access Point has been placed near every several rooms to accommodate up to four devices per student. Some devices may need firmware or software updates, and the Help Desk can assist as much as it is able. With some manufacturers or hardware limitations, like your Ethernet-only smart TV, there are limitations.

Is your smart TV able to use a USB WiFi Adapter if it does not have WiFi built in?

Thank you,

Trine IT Help Desk

help@trine.edu

260.665.4275

  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
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