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Technology at SCU

WiFi

Connecting to Campus WiFi Networks

SCU offers wireless network service throughout the campus. 

service who uses it  
SCU-Guest visitors
  • not authenticated
  • secure
  • connection time is limited
  • Some SCU services are NOT available (including MySCU, eCampus, VPN)
eduroam

faculty
staff
students

  • SCU's primary WiFi service for students, faculty, and staff
  • authenticated
  • secure
  • OnGuard is required for SCU users - systems that do not have the agent installed or are not compliant will not have access to protected resources, most significant of these is the MySCU Portal!
  • available for campus visitors from institutions that participate in eduroam
BroncoFi devices (IoT)
  • SCU's WiFi service for "Internet of Things" devices
  • devices are registered by an authenticated SCU user
  • example: a student's gaming console

SCU‑Guest provides a secure way for campus visitors to access the internet.

SCU-Guest is for parents, alumni, conference attendees, and other campus visitors. Connection time is limited to 8 hours.

Some SCU services are NOT available through SCU-Guest including:

  • MySCU single-sign on portal
  • eCampus
  • VPN

For these reasons, members of the SCU community should use eduroam instead of SCU-Guest.

Connect to SCU‑Guest

  1. Choose SCU‑Guest from the list of available WiFi networks.
  2. Use a browser to navigate to any web page to load the login page. Click on the "terms and conditions" link to review SCU's policy to use this network.

     

  3. Close the policy, and check the box to accept the terms and conditions.
  4. Browse the internet!

eduroam is the primary campus wireless network serving our students, faculty and staff.

eduroam is a secure wireless network, available at educational and research institutions worldwide.

To learn more about how eduroam works: https://www.eduroam.org.
To view the list of participating institutions: https://incommon.org/community-organizations/.

General connection instructions:

  1. Select the eduroam Wi-Fi network.
  2. When prompted, enter your SCU Username followed by @scu.edu (as in bbronco@scu.edu) and password.
  3. If prompted, accept or trust the certificate for clearpass.scu.edu.
  4. Install OnGuard

Detailed instructions for connecting to eduroam 

BroncoFi is SCU's wireless network for "Internet of Things" (IoT) devices. IoT devices include AppleTV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku, Navori Digitial Media Players, or Xbox.

Why do we need a separate IoT network? Some devices need to be connected to the network -- for example, gaming consoles and streaming devices -- but because they don’t have a browser, they can’t be on-boarded through the standard process. Device registration provides a way to enroll devices for wireless network access using the BroncoFi Wi-Fi network.

Students, faculty, and staff can register personal IoT devices for access to BroncoFi. Registration is limited to ten devices, and needs to be renewed after one year.
Quick Guide: Device Enrollment for Personal IoT Devices

Technical staff across SCU can register departmental IoT devices for access to BroncoFi. Registration is unlimited, and does not need to be renewed. To request this type of access to BroncoFi, or for assistance with bulk registration, contact the Technology Help Desk. (Note, student workers cannot be set up for this role.)
Quick Guide: Device Enrollment for Departmental IoT Devices


Important notes:

  • Do not use BroncoFi for computers, smartphones, or tablets. Use eduroam for these devices.
  • Do not use BroncoFi to connect a hub or other network device.
  • You need to know the MAC address for each device you will register.
  • You must be on campus to register your devices. 

 

For help connecting to the wireless networks, please contact the Technology Help Desk.