Getting Connected

ITS provides several ways to access the USC network.

 

USC’s Wireless Network

Access to USC’s wireless network is free and open to all.

 

USC Wireless Plus

USC Wireless Plus is a faster, encrypted network, available only to USC account holders.

 

USCNet (For Faculty and Staff)

USCNet, USC’s high-speed network, provides registered computers with connectivity in academic and office buildings.

 

ResNet (For Students)

ResNet provides registered computers with network connectivity in residence halls, Leavey Library, and some academic buildings.

 

Virtual Private Networking (VPN)

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.

 

Computer Registration

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.