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Wireless Instructions

Select the instructions for the operating system on your computer or device.
Windows Vista
  1. From your Windows start option, choose Connect To from the start screen. 
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  2. For students, choose uscstudent as the network to connect. For faculty/staff, chooseuscfacstaff as the network to connect. Click Connect
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  3. Choose Enter/select additional logon information.
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  4. Use your Network Username and password. (For more information, go here.) Leave the Logon domain blank. Click OK
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  5. Choose Enter/select additional logon information
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  6. You will be asked to Validate a Server Certificate. Click OK.
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  7. When presented with the Successfully connected to uscstudent (will say uscfacstaff for faculty and staff) screen, please check the boxes for Save this network and Start this connection automatically. This will save your settings for the University wireless network. You should not have to do these steps again.
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  8. After setting up your computer to recognize USC wireless, please open a webpage. You will be asked to login with your USC network username and password. You will be asked to review the USC Network Usage Policy. After review, click on the link that says, Yes, I will install the policy key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet use. If you choose not to accept the policy, you will not be granted Internet access.
  9. The policy key will begin downloading. Select Install to complete the policy key installation. When the installation is complete, you will receive a prompt indicating a successful installation. You are now connected to the USC wireless network! 
Windows 7
  1. From your Windows menu bar, look in your system tray on the bottom right of your screen. Right-click on on your wireless icon. For students, choose uscstudent as the network to connect. For faculty/staff, choose uscfacstaff as the network to connect. Check the box that says Connect automatically. Select Connect.
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  2. Use your Network Username and password. (For more information, go here.). Click OK.
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  3. With a successful login, you will see a message that indicates that the connection attempt could not be completed. However, choose Connect. You will be connected to the University wireless network.
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  4. After setting up your computer to recognize USC wireless, please open a webpage. You will be asked to login with your USC network username and password. You will be asked to review the USC Network Usage Policy. After review, click on the link that says, Yes, I will install the policy key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet use. If you choose not to accept the policy, you will not be granted Internet access.
  5. The policy key will begin downloading. Select Install to complete the policy key installation. When the installation is complete, you will receive a prompt indicating a successful installation. You are now connected to the USC wireless network! 
Windows 8
Mac OS X
  1. At the top of your screen, choose your Wireless icon.
  2. For students, choose uscstudent as the network to connect. For faculty/staff, chooseuscfacstaff as the network to connect. 
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  3. Use your USC network username and password to login. Use your Network Username and password. (For more information, go here.)
  4. Choose Automatic next to the 802.1x field. Make sure you check Remember this network.
  5. Click OK.
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  6. A Verify Certificate message will appear. Choose Continue.
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  7. You may see another Verify Certificate screen. If so, please choose Continue to proceed.
  8. You will be connected to the University wireless network.
  9. After setting up your computer to recognize USC wireless, please open a webpage. You will be asked to login with your USC network username and password. You will be asked to review the USC Network Usage Policy. After review, click on the link that says, Yes, I will install the policy key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet use. If you choose not to accept the policy, you will not be granted Internet access.
  10. The policy key will begin downloading. Select Install to complete the policy key installation. When the installation is complete, you will receive a prompt indicating a successful installation. You are now connected to the USC wireless network! 
Apple iOS
 

Accessing Wireless on Apple iOS iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

  1. Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.
  2. Turn Wi-Fi on.
  3. Choose the appropriate network:
    1. Students should select uscstudent;
    2. Faculty and Staff should select uscfacstaff.
  4. Enter your Network Username and password and press Join.
  5. Press Accept for the certificate.
  6. Enter your Network Username and password and press Submit. Safe Connect will prompt you to re-enter your Network Username and password in Safari every seven days.
  7. Press Done.
Android 

Accessing Wireless on an Android phone or tablet

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Wi-Fi.
  3. In the list of available networks, choose the appropriate network:
    1. Students should choose uscstudent
    2. Faculty and Staff should choose uscfacstaff.
  4. For Identity, enter your Network Username.
  5. Enter your Network Username password.
  6. Press Connect.
  7. Open a browser and attempt to open a page.
  8. Enter your Network Username and password for Safe Connect. You will be prompted to re-enter your Network Username and password in the Safe Connect every seven days.
  9. Press Submit.