About Hornet

Hornet: Established 2004

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 socket that provides a high speed connection.

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 displaying erratic behaviour and making excessive use of the resources.

Hornet Pricing

The Hornet service is provided free of charge.

Further Information

The service includes connection to the Internet for the specified contract period and full support. The connection period depends on the length of the accommodation contract singed; however, this might vary in no-university managed halls.

Connection transfers between The University of Manchester managed halls are possible and involve no extra cost, as well as the connection transfer between non-university managed halls and university managed halls. For more information please contact us via Hornet Portal.

The Hornet service is provided via a contract with individual residents and it is non-transferable - reselling the Hornet service to other residents is prohibited. Where applicable, the connection charge does not includes the cost of any additional hardware such as a network adapter that you may have to purchase to connect your computer to the network. It does not include the cost of a data cable.

We currently provide Hornet service in following halls:

George Kenyon Hall
Horniman House
Weston Hall
Whitworth Park
Wright Robinson Hall
Burkhardt House
Canterbury (Burgess and Allworthey)
Canterbury (Cobden and Pankhurst)
Carfax Court
Dalton Ellis Hall
Hulme Hall
Langdale Hall
Methodist International House
Opal Gardens
St Anselm Hall
St Gabriels Hall
Ashburne Hall
Oak House
Owens Park
Richmond Park
Sheavyn House
The Firs Villa
Woolton Hall