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Wireless Network

All residence halls, buildings and most outdoor common areas of the campus have wireless access. The wireless network is secure and requires that your computer’s operating system be up-to-date and that antivirus software be installed and updated. A dedicated wireless network for gaming and video streaming is available in all residence halls.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Secure access
  • Wireless is available in all residence halls, buildings and most outdoor common areas
  • Dedicated student wireless network - uscstudent
  • Dedicated gaming and video streaming network - EntertaiNET

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a student
  • Must know your Network Username and password
  • Computers must have the latest operating system updates
    • Windows users, go to the Microsoft Update site.
    • Mac users, click on the Apple on your menu bar and select Software Update.
    • All computers connected to the network must have antivirus software installed and updated. You may purchase antivirus software on your own or download free software from my.sc.edu.
    • You will need to refresh your browser and log in with your Network Username and password every seven (7) days to re-authenticate to the network.
  • Gaming and video streaming devices such as PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku and smart TVs will automatically connect to the EntertaiNET wireless network. A login is not required for these devices.

GETTING STARTED:

  1. Know your Network Username and password.
  2. Select the wireless instructions for the operating system on your computer or device. Gaming systems and video streaming devices will connect automatically to EntertaiNET.

MORE INFORMATION:

  • You should use the secure uscstudent network for computers and mobile devices.
  • Gaming systems and video streaming devices such as PlayStation, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku and Smart TVs will automatically connect to the EntertaiNET wireless network.
  • You should not use the uscguest network. Not only is the guest network not secure, but it is designed for university guests and contains a limited number of connections. Once this network is at capacity, you will experience performance issues and may lose your wireless connection.
  • Wireless printers and routers are not allowed on campus.
    • It is against university policy to bring a wireless router or use a wireless printer on campus. These devices interfere with the university wireless networks and cause issues connecting to and using campus Wi-Fi. Many of the connection and Internet speed issues in residence halls is due to rogue wireless devices such as wireless printers and routers.
    • If you have a wireless printer, turn the wireless feature off and connect the printer to your computer via a USB cable or Bluetooth when you need to print. 
    • If you have a wireless router, you must turn it off while on campus.
  • The connection speeds on the wired and wireless network are virtually the same. In some areas of campus, the wireless network uses newer technology and is faster than the wired network.
  • Network Guidelines for Responsible Computing
  • IT 1.06 Acceptable Use of Information Technology
  • IT 3.00 Information Technology
  • Wired Network
  • Need assistance connecting to wireless or preparing your computer for the network? Contact the UTS Service Desk or visit the Carolina Tech Zone for free technology support.