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WIFI networks

The University has several wireless (WIFI) networks.

USC students and staff generally use the University's eduroam network to access to the internet, USC Central, Blackboard and email.

What this means for you

For staff and students of USC when on the USC Campus (at Sippy Downs, Fraser Coast, Gympie, SouthBank or the Noosa J) or when visiting other member institutions, this will allow you to connect to the wireless eduroam network using your USC credentials.

For visiting students and staff of other participating universities, this will allow you to connect to the wireless eduroam network provided on the USC campus using your home institutions credentials. For details of this service and to see a list of member institutions visit eduroam

eduroam WIFI

  • supports Mac, Windows and mobile device operating systems
  • is available in all buildings at Sippy Downs, Fraser Coast, Gympie Campus (also Gympie TAFE library and canteen), Noosa and at USC SouthBank Building A4
  • is also available at most universities within Australia and many others around the world. Therefore students and staff can connect their laptop or mobile device to wifi at any university in the eduroam network using USC credentials (email address and password).
Connecting to Eduroam

To connect to the eduroam wireless network you will require a wireless capable laptop or mobile device.

When connecting to the eduroam wireless network it is very important to include both your home institution’s username as well as your home domain, eg tsmith@institution.edu.au (plus your current password) in order to login.

For USC Staff and Students this will be your email address, eg username@student.usc.edu.au if you are a student and username@usc.edu.au if you are a staff member.

eduroam is available in Building A4 (SW1), 52 Merivale Street, however when you are in Building B (66 Ernest Street) use the local wireless network, USC @ SouthBank

The USC WIFI network provides staff and students using eligible USC owned devices access to the same services that are available via the wired network.

Staff can find more information in the Connecting to Wifi section of the Getting connected to USC's IT systems page on MyUSC.

Visitorscan arrange to access the USC Guest wifi network by contacting the IT Services Desk prior to their arrival.

Connecting to eduroam and USC @ SouthBank

You require a wireless capable laptop or mobile device (with a 802.11g Wi-Fi adapter) to connect to both a USC WIFI network.
Note: limits may exist on some systems, including network storage, internet download and email storage.

Instructions

In your laptop or mobile device select "eduroam" or "USC @ SouthBank" from the list of available wireless networks on your device.

Enter in your full USC email address (eg username@student.usc.edu.au if you are a student and username@usc.edu.au if you are a member of staff) and your current password.

If you require further instructions connecting to eduroam please visit: http://connect2eduroam.usc.edu.au/ and select your Operating system.

If you require further instructions connecting to USC @ SouthBank please visit: http://connect2southbank.usc.edu.au/ and select your Operating system.

Conditions of use

The use of WIFI networks is governed by the University of Sunshine Coast’s Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources - Governing Policy.

The use of eduroam is also goverend by the Australian Eduroam Policy. Visitors are also required to adhere to their home institutions acceptable use policies (where applicable).

Authentication and activity may be logged and monitored for statistical purposes or possible network abuse.

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