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WiFi

Campus-wide Wireless Upgrade Project

The Wireless Upgrade project has started!  More information below.

Connecting to Campus WiFi Network

Are you in an SCU network quarantine? More information about SafeConnect and how to get out of the network quarantine

SCU has extensive WiFi coverage throughout the campus. Staff, Faculty, and Students have access to 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.

The SCU‑Guest network allows 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. Using a browser, 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!

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 SafeConnect.
  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 SafeConnect.
  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.

 


Wireless Upgrade Project

The first phase of the Wireless Upgrade is complete. We have replaced 2200 indoor wireless access points across more than 70 buildings on campus.

We are working to refine our configuration to continue to improve the wireless service.

If you have any issues, please disconnect and then reconnect to wireless service.

Questions? Let the project team know -- wireless-project-questions-pg@scu.edu.


The next phases of the project will be starting soon. This includes replacing the outdoor wireless access points, and augmenting the indoor wireless service.