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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 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.

 


Wireless Upgrade Project

In August and September, the Wireless Upgrade project will swap out existing, indoor wireless access points across campus.

While a technician is working in your area...

...you may have 15-30 minutes of dropped or degraded wireless service. While technicians are working in your building, you may need to disconnect and then reconnect to wireless service.

Once the wireless access points are swapped, you should see better wireless service. Campus guests may notice that the starting page for SCU-Guest looks different (see below).

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


Rollout Schedule

for the week beginning 2019-08-12: Adobe Lodge, Bannon Alumni House, Charney Hall, Jesuit Residential Community, Learning Commons, Locatelli Center, Mission Church, Parking Structure, Ricard Observatory, Schott Enrollment, Soccer Locker, St Joseph's Hall, Varsi Hall

for the week beginning 2019-08-19: Guadalupe Hall, 832 Market, 852 Market, 862 Market, Benson Center, Casa, Cowell Center, Jesuit Residential Community (1st floor), Leavey Center, Malley Center, Schott Stadium, Sobrato Hall, Walsh Administration

for the week beginning 2019-08-26: 733 Franklin, 820 Benton, 828 Benton, 850 Benton, 990 Benton, Alameda Hall, Alumni Science, Bergin Hall, Commerce Plaza, Craftsman House, Dowd Hall, Facilities Building, Heafey Hall, Kids on Campus, Loyola Hall, Lucas Hall, Nobili Hall, Park Avenue Apartments, Performing Arts, Real Estate House, University Square, Vari Hall

for the week beginning 2019-09-02: Campisi Hall, Daly Science Buildings, de Saisset Museum Dunne Hall, McLaughlin-Walsh Hall, O'Connor Hall, The Garage (Autoshop), Sanfilippo Hall

for the week beginning 2019-09-09: 475 El Camino, Bellarmine Hall, Graham Hall, St Clare Commons, St Clare Hall, Swig Hall, University Villas

Complete: Adobe Lodge, Bannon Alumni House, Casa, Charney Hall, Finn Residence Hall, Guadalupe Hall, Jesuit Residential Community, Kenna Hall, Learning Commons, Leavey Center, Locatelli Center, Mission Church, Parking Structure, Ricard Observatory, Schott, Soccer Locker, St Joseph's Hall, and Varsi Hall

To be scheduled:

We are still working on the schedule forMayer Theatre, JST, ESJ, and the historic buildings at 874 Lafayette and the Larder House. There are no indoor devices to swap in some University locations, so there will be no changes in the first project phase for 1030 The Alameda, 890 Benton, Guard Kiosk, North Parking structure, Stevens Stadium, and the Women's Softball Field.

Wireless access points, new (left) vs old (right)

SCU-Guest start page, new (left) vs old (right)