Requirements to access the Internet from USD's Network
If your computer is owned by a business or corporation and you do not have administrative access, the following will need to be installed by the business or corporate system administrator before coming on to campus. **Users who are unable to install the following applications will not be able to connect to the Internet from USD.
Off-campus network requires two important security clients Safe*Connect and Secure Connect (wireless only) that must be installed on all computers to access the Internet from USD
Not to be confused with SecureConnect, Safe*Connect is a Network Access Control client used by the University of San Diego. On the computer, it is a simple client that checks several system requirements to access off-campus resources (the Internet). The requirements include the following:
Supported Operating Systems
- Windows 2000, XP, Vista, and Windows 7
- Mac OSX (10.4.x (Tiger) and newer including 10.6.x (Snow Leopard))
- McAfee, 45, NA
- EZ Antivirus
- Microsoft OneCare
- SpySweeper AV
Non-approved Applications or Software
Any P2P (peer-to-peer) software (such as LimeWire)
SecureConnect (Wireless only)
SecureConnect involves a certificate that will allow the computer to verify credentials and bypass the first blue Aruba login screen. Users who set up SecureConnect will be able to use our encrypted wireless network named ‘usdsecure’.
*This policy checks to make sure the time/date stamp on the currently loaded A/V definitions from the vendor are current to within two weeks of the computer's clock time/date.
**All on-campus network resources are available without these applications.
Information Technology Services
University Center 117
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110
Phone: (619) 260-7900
Help Desk at University Center 117
- Monday - Thursday: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday - CLOSED
- Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
- Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Sunday - CLOSED