Network Address Translation (NAT) devices allow multiple computers to share a single IP address. NAT devices are allowed on ResNet. In addition, campus network (not ResNet) use is allowed provided that certain guidelines are followed.
Students living on campus are given a single ethernet port on ResNet. A NAT box allows students to connect multiple devices (e.g., gaming systems, printers and computers) to a single ethernet port. Any wireless options on NAT boxes must be disabled. Do not use a NAT box to connect devices from multiple students on the same network connection.
NOTE: Since ResNet is inside the Texas A&M firewall, gaming systems may be unable to connect and interact with off-campus systems. Therefore, some network games for PCs and consoles may not work.