Service Catalog: Wireless Access (usdsecure)
The University of San Diego has a large, robust wireless network for our students, staff, faculty, and alumni. Wireless access to the university's online resources is available across campus, including academic and administrative buildings, dining facilities, residence halls, athletics facilities, and some outdoor spaces. If you are a guest to the university, please learn about our 'usdguest' wireless network.
Informational: Supported and unsupported devices on USD's wireless network
The University of San Diego's wireless network is a large, robust system that provides Internet access virtually everywhere on campus. While many computers and devices are supported, we do have some devices you should be aware are not curre...
Informational: Accessing usdsecure on OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks
When accessing wireless on campus, you will log first into the unsecured "usd" network. Attempting to navigate outside of the sandiego.edu website will send you to our Captive Portal. We heavily encourage using our "usdse...
Informational: Minimum Wireless Drivers for the USD Wireless Network
These are the NIC cards which have been tested and verified for compatibility with USD's wireless network. WLAN Card Model Minimum Driver Version * Driver Download Link 3COM 3CRWE154G72 188.8.131.52 Download Here AirMagnet C1060 PCMCIA 184.108.40.206 Atheros AR5006x 220.127.116.11 Download Here Atheros Built-in Apple Macbooks 1.2.2 Broadcom 4321agn (Built-in Apple Macbook) 18.104.22.168 Broadcom BCM1505 22.214.171.124 Buffalo WLI-CB-AG300N 126.96.36.199 Download Here Buffalo WLI-CB-G54A 188.8.131.52 Download Here Cisco AIR-CB20A 3....
Informational: Wireless Card Interference
How Do Wireless Cards Work? Wireless cards (also called 802.11 or WiFi), are used for communicating at high speeds with nearby access points (APs) or other computers without cables. Wireless cards use radio waves to send and receive information...
Informational: Connecting to the Network with a Corporate-Owned Computer
In order to use network resources at the University of San Diego, your computer must have administrator access to allow for installation of key network tools. If your computer is owned by a corporation or you do not have administrator access, the fol...
Tutorial: How-to Configure a computer for SecureConnect (Secure Wireless)
Attached are instructions for setting your computer up with SecureConnect, the secure wireless solution at USD. These documents require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view, which can be downloaded at http://www.adobe.com
Tutorial: How-to connect my iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to the usdsecure wireless network
Connecting to usdsecure Tutorial for iPhone and iPod Touch This tutorial was written to help those who have an Apple iPhone or iPod Touch that are tired of entering in their USD username and password and would like to connect to the campus...
Tutorial: Connecting an Android-based device to usdsecure
If you have an Android-based mobile phone (i.e. a Droid or Nexus One) or tablet (i.e. Galaxy, Xoom, or Kindle Fire), you may be able to connect the device to our usdsecure wireless network and save yourself from the blue wireless login page.&nbs...
Tutorial: How-to connect to 'usdsecure' wireless on campus
To connect to 'usdsecure', our wireless network on campus for students, staff, and faculty, you can follow the attached instructions below:
Tutorial: Connecting to Our 'usdsecure' Wireless Network for Mac OS 10.7 (Lion)
The ITS Help Desk has put together a step by step PDF on how to connect to our usdsecure network by installing SecureConnect. Please see the attachment below.
Tutorial: How-to change a Centrino N-1030 Power Setting to Improve Wireless
The ITS Help Desk has seen multiple people with new notebook computers who are experiencing problems with slow wireless speeds, all using a specific wireless card (a Centrino N-1030) while on their battery. When the notebook is plugged in to the AC adapter, the computer functions fine on wireless. This is a confirmed bug with the power profile on these computers, and seems to happen on computers from multiple vendors (HP, Dell, and Acer so far). Until this problem is fixed by the manufacturers, Intel has shared a workaround t...
FAQ: How do I manually configure my device for 'usdsecure'?
USD provides a secure wireless network named 'usdsecure' that keeps users from having to log in each time. ITS provides a tool to automatically configure your Windows or Mac to log in at http://www.sandiego.edu/its/helpdesk/wireless...
FAQ: How fast should download and upload speeds be at USD?
This seemingly simple question is actually very difficult to answer. There are a myriad of factors that can change your speed connecting to the Internet - some under our control and some that are not. Instead of focusing on a specific min...
FAQ: Is there wireless network access on campus?
Yes! Wireless access is available campus wide. We have three different wireless network names, or SSIDs, each with a different purpose.Current students, staff, and faculty who use the wireless often are encouraged to connect to 'usdsecure'. This network provides the most security and will save your login information to speed up connecting to the network. To configure your computer for 'usdsecure', you can run our SecureConnect tool found at http://www.sandiego.edu/its/helpdesk/wirelessaddon. If you use the...
FAQ: I can't get any wireless signal in my area/room.
If your computer cannot 'see' or detect the "usd" or "usdsecure" wireless signal, or if your computer detects a signal that does not contain "usd" as part of the Wireless ID (SSID) please contact the ITS Help Desk...
: Installing Secureconnect for Windows
The ITS Help Desk has provided an instructional PDF on how to install secureconnect for windows. See attachement below.