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Wired and Wireless Network Information

Connect to Wireless Networks

Eduroam is the primary way students, faculty and staff to connect their laptops, phones and other devices to wireless. Eduroamis a secure, world-wide network developed for the educational community. 


You must enter behind your Network Username in order to connect to eduroam. For example, if your Network Username is jdoe, you must enter, not just jdoe to connect to eduroam. Detailed instructions are available:

Why eduroam?

  • Many higher education institutions across the globe use eduroam as their primary wireless network. More than 10,000 eduroam hotspots are available at universities, research centers and schools across the world. 
  • It provides a higher level of security than conventional wireless networks. 
  • Employees and students can use their USC credentials to connect to the eduroam network when they visit other institutions that also use the network at no cost. This is a convenient, and secure way to access wireless.

Gaming Systems, Digital Assistants, and Streaming Devices

Gaming systems, streaming devices, and smart TVs can must be registered before connecting to WiFi. You can register your smart TV's, game consoles, media players, and more using the registration page.

Wired Ethernet Connection

Whenever possible, we suggest connecting to wired Ethernet connections on campus. Use high-speed ethernet connections in residence halls, academic buildings, and computer labs. An Ethernet connection provides a more stable, dedicated, faster connection compared to wireless. 

For instructions on connecting to the wired Ethernet network on campus, visit the Knowledge Base


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