ITS provides several ways to access the USC network.
Access to USC’s wireless network is free and open to all.
USC Wireless Plus is a faster, encrypted network, available only to USC account holders.
USCNet, USC’s high-speed network, provides registered computers with connectivity in academic and office buildings.
ResNet provides registered computers with network connectivity in residence halls, Leavey Library, and some academic buildings.
VPN, also called IP tunneling, is a secure method of accessing USC computer resources. The VPN encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information. VPN also provides the user with a virtual USC IP address that allows access to restricted USC resources.
In order to use USCNet or ResNet, you will need to register your desktop or laptop. Only USC students, faculty, and staff with active USC email accounts may register computers for use on the USC network.