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Wireless and Network Access

Network/Wireless AccessCampus Network

Wireless network service is available in all campus buildings and many green spaces.

Besides campus-wide wireless, every dorm room has wall outlets with ports for network connections—one port for every bed in the room.

How Do I Connect My Computer to Wi-Fi?

macOS

  1. Open System Preferences > Network
  2. If your Wi-Fi is off, click Turn Wi-Fi On
  3. Select the network from the Network Name dropdown

Windows

  1. Turn your wireless radio on if it's off
  2. Click View Wireless Networks from one of these locations:
    • System Tray > wireless icon
    • Control Panel > Network Connections > Wireless Network Connections


Which Network Should I Join?

Select the network (SSID) based on your relationship to the University:

Student

  • For student devices
  • Requires registration
  • Requires student Falcon Key credentials

Employee

  • For university-owned devices
  • Requires employee Falcon Key credentials

Adjunct

  • For faculty/staff personal (e.g. not university-owned) devices
  • Requires registration
  • Requires employee Falcon Key credentials

Public

  • Internet access only
  • Available in limited areas, see Wireless Map (PDF) for locations
  • No authentication required


The university does not sanction or support other wireless networks.

How Do I Connect My Device to the Student Network?

These instructions will walk you through how to get your computer, gaming device, or cell phone on the student network:

How Do I Keep My Computer Safe and Secure?

Once you're connected, please follow the recommendations on the Antivirus & Computer Maintenance page to secure your system.

Tip: To beat the back-to-school rush, follow the steps outlined on Antivirus & Computer Maintenance before you arrive on campus.

 

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