Network and Wireless

Computer Registration

USC faculty, students, and staff with active USC email accounts may register computers for use on the USC network. Unregistered computers may be used on the USC wireless network.


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.

Ethernet Port Installation

ITS Field Services assists in connecting new telephone and network jacks to the USC network.

External Networking (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.

Intra-Building Network Support

ITS will support your current and future building data network environment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Network Engineering and Project Management

ITS can provide expert network engineering, project planning and management as well as network design and communications services.

Network Jack Activation

To activate a network jack, you will need to fill out an online Communications Services Request (CSR) (Login Required)

Network Jack Status

Jack status provides information on specific hostnames, IP addresses, MAC (ethernet) addresses, jacks, or switch ports. (Login Required)

Private Networks

Private networks may be connected to USCnet via a dedicated port on a Cisco router. Network maintenance and support must be provided by the unit. ITS will charge units for the actual cost of installation and monthly recurring charges.

Telephone and Network Outlet Installation

ITS can install new telephone and network outlets in all USC buildings.

USC Wireless Network

USC Wireless is an open wireless network. Guest users can connect without entering a USC username and password.

USC Wireless Plus Network

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

Wired Network for Faculty and Staff (USCNet)

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

Wired Network for Students (ResNet)

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

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.