IT & Halls of Residence NETWORK

The University of Manchester provides internet connectivity to many of the student study rooms in the Manchester halls of residence through the Hornet service. Connected rooms are fitted with a RJ45 data socket that provides a high speed dedicated connection. A wireless service is also available in most areas.

The Hornet service is provided free of charge in the University of Manchester halls of residence. It forms part of the range of services that the University accommodation offers.

There is no cap to the amount of data that user can send or receive over the network. The University of Manchester does however police the network for users whose computers are displaying erratic behaviour and making excessive use of the resources. Please note that you cannot use peer to peer file-sharing applications. Some types of software for watching video are also banned.

Hornet requires all users to secure their computers, failure to do so can lead to disconnection from the network and possibly reconnection fees. There is more information and resources regarding computer security available on the Hornet website

The University is currently working on a project to make wireless connections available in all Manchester University student study rooms in the Manchester halls of residence. The installation of Wireless access points by students in their own study bedrooms or other parts of the hall is forbidden as it interferes with the University provided and supported wireless signal. Anyone found to be using their own wireless equipment risk disconnection and disciplinary action from the hall and University.

Hornet is available in the following halls:

  • Ashburne Hall
  • Burkhardt House
  • Canterbury
  • Dalton Ellis
  • George Kenyon
  • Horniman House
  • Hulme Hall
  • Oak House
  • Owens Park
  • Richmond Park
  • St. Anselms Hall
  • St. Gabriels Hall
  • Sheavyn House
  • The Firs Villa
  • Whitworth Park
  • Woolton Hall
  • Wright Robinson Hall

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