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WiFi

Connecting to Campus WiFi Network

SCU have extensive WiFi coverage throughout the campus. Staff, Faculty, and Students have access to all SCU resources and high-speed Internet over a secure managed network. Guests to the Campus can use a speed-limited, Public WiFi-style network for limited access.

For help connecting to the Wireless Network, please contact the Technology Help Desk on the first floor of the Learning Commons.

The SCU‑Guest network is to allow visitors to our campus to acquire WiFi access without needing to supply an access code, logon ID, or password.  It has the same protections and risks as using any public WiFi network.

This is an Internet-only, unsecured network with metered bandwidth per user.  SCU-Guest has been built to provide adequate bandwidth to allow guests to check their email or calendars, and for normal Internet browsing activities

Faculty, staff, and students should use our high-speed secured networks SCU‑Student or SCU‑Employee, instead of SCU‑Guest.

Connect to SCU‑ Guest

  1.  Choose the SCU‑Guest network from the list of available networks.
  2.  Browse the internet!

The network SCU-Employee allows our Staff and Faculty to access all SCU resources and very high speed Internet connectivity. To keep the network secure, you will need to authenticate to the network, and only devices that meet a minimum security standard will be allowed to connect.

Connect to SCU‑Employee

  1. Choose SCU‑Employee from the list of available WiFi networks.
  2. SCU‑Employee is encrypted with WPA. You will be asked to enter a WPA key.

    At the password prompt, enter "GoBroncos" (without quotation marks)

  3. After entering the WPA key, you will need to launch your web browser and browse to an off-campus website such as ibm.com.
  4. A web page will open and prompt you to type in your SCU Username and password. You are not fully connected to the network until you authenticate with your SCU Username and password.
  5. Once logged in, you may be asked to download a Policy Key. This must be downloaded to access the wireless network.

Please note, access to the wireless network requires you to authenticate through a protective shell called SafeConnect. Part of the connection process includes a review of your computer to see if it has current anti-virus/anti-malware software running on it. The review will also check to see if your system is relatively current on O/S patches and security updates. Systems not current in either of these are placed into a network quarantine, where you have the ability to correct this. For example, we provide Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. This is at no cost to current students, faculty & staff. This can be downloaded from the quarantine protection area and installed, which will resolve that issue. Protection of the campus network and resources and protection for your system are our primary concern.

If you are not able to successfully use SafeConnect to get online, please check the Common Issues page for known client issues and recommended actions to address them. If you continue to experience SafeConnect issues, please contact the Technology Help Desk at x5700 or drop by the desk on the 1st Floor of the Learning Commons.

The network SCU-Student allows our students to access all SCU resources and have very high-speed Internet connectivity. To keep the network secure, you will need to authenticate to the network, and only devices that meet a minimum security standard will be allowed to connect.

Connect to SCU‑Student

  1. Choose SCU‑Student from the list of available WiFi networks.
  2. SCU‑Student is encrypted with WPA. You will be asked to enter a WPA key.

    At the password prompt, enter "gosantaclara" (without quotation marks)

  3. After entering the WPA key, you will need to launch your web browser and browse to an off-campus website such as ibm.com.
  4. A web page will open and prompt you to type in your SCU Username and password. You are not fully connected to the network until you authenticate with your SCU Username and password.
  5. Once logged in, you may be asked to download a Policy Key. This must be downloaded to access the wireless network.

Please note, access to the wireless network requires you to authenticate through a protective shell called SafeConnect. Part of the connection process includes a review of your computer to see if it has current anti-virus/anti-malware software running on it. The review will also check to see if your system is relatively current on O/S patches and security updates. Systems not current in either of these are placed into a network quarantine, where you have the ability to correct this. For example, we provide Sophos Endpoint Security and Control. This is at no cost to current students, faculty & staff. This can be downloaded from the quarantine protection area and installed, which will resolve that issue. Protection of the campus network and resources and protection for your system are our primary concern.

If you are not able to successfully use SafeConnect to get online, please check the Common Issues page for known client issues and recommended actions to address them. If you continue to experience SafeConnect issues, please contact the Technology Help Desk at x5700 or drop by the desk on the 1st Floor of the Learning Commons.