Network and Wireless

Network Services for Faculty and Staff

USC faculty and staff have several options for connecting to USC network services, including wired, wireless, and virtual private networking (VPN).

  • Wired Network for Faculty and Staff (USCNet)

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

  • Wireless Access to the USC Network (USC Secure Wireless)

    USC provides a free, secure, high-performance wireless network for faculty, staff and students on its campuses and in its facilities.

  • eduroam

    The eduroam service allows traveling USC faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates to connect securely to wireless networks, using their USC NetIDs (usernames) and passwords, at participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure method of remotely accessing USC computer resources. The VPN encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information.

Network Services for Students

USC students have several options for connecting to USC network services, including wired, wireless, and virtual private networking (VPN).

  • Wired Network for Students (ResNet)

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

  • Wireless Access to the USC Network (USC Secure Wireless)

    USC provides a free, secure, high-performance wireless network for faculty, staff and students on its campuses and in its facilities.

  • eduroam

    The eduroam service allows traveling USC faculty, staff, students, and sponsored affiliates to connect securely to wireless networks, using their USC NetIDs (usernames) and passwords, at participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world.

  • Virtual Private Network (VPN)

    Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a secure method of remotely accessing USC computer resources. The VPN encrypts all traffic to and from a computer in order to prevent others from viewing the information.

Los Nettos Regional Network

Los Nettos, headquartered at USC, is a private regional network that spans the greater Los Angeles area, providing high-bandwidth Internet connections to a variety of universities, colleges, research facilities, hospitals, city governments, public schools, and museums.

Wireless Access for Visitors to USC (USC Guest Wireless)

Prospective students and their families, vendors, alumni and other visitors to USC campuses and facilities may use the USC Guest Wireless network for wireless access while at USC.