Barry University students in a residence hall


Barry University provides for their students' technological needs. The campus has internet access to in every room in the residence hall and the campus also has wireless capabilities.

If you do not own a personal computer there are computer labs on campus where students can gain access to internet. There is also remote access capability for students that are off campus.

The Department of Information and Technology (DoIT) is also a resource for students' technological questions and needs. They offer lost file recovery assistance, network connection problems and many other services.

Setting Up Your Connection in the Residence Halls

Once your computer connects to the network, our system will redirect your web browser to a page requiring you to enter your BarryNet username and password. After this, PC's running Windows will be required to install a Policy Key, which will check if your PC meets the following criteria.

  1. An Approved antivirus program installed, funning and up-to-date
  2. An approved anti-spyware program installed, running and up-to-date
  3. Windows Automatic Updates configured to automatically download and install updates

Approved Antivirus Software

  • AVG
  • Trend Micro
  • Sophos
  • McAfee
  • EZ Antivirus
  • Symantec/Norton Antivirus
  • Panda
  • Authentium
  • Microsoft OneCare
  • AVGuard
  • Avast
  • Bitdefender
  • Kaspersky
  • Spy Sweeper AV

Approved Antispyware Software

  • Microsoft Defender
  • Ad-Adware
  • Spybot Search and Destroy
  • Spy Sweeper
  • Symantec/Norton
  • McAfee
  • Counter Spy


Wireless routers are not allowed in the residence halls. If you plug one into an active port, the port will be automatically disabled and you will need to contact the IT Support Desk to have it enabled.

Network Ports

After you computer has met the minimum requirements the next step is to connect your Ethernet to the correct port. The list below shows all the active color ports in which to plug the Ethernet cable into.

HallActive Ports Color
BrowneBlue, Green
BenicasaBlue, Blue
DaltonBlue, Green
DunspaughBlue, Green
FloodBlue, Green
KolasaBlue, Yellow
MDBlue, Green
SageBlue, Green
WeberBlue, Green