Connecting to USC Wireless using Windows Vista
You can gain wireless access to the USC Network from most outdoor common areas, libraries, auditoriums, on campus eateries and the University Village Food Court.
For access locations, see the USC Wireless Coverage map.
Please note that the USC Wireless network is an open network. All traffic is transmitted in plain text with no encryption. Use caution when deciding what information to send over the network. For added security and access to USC IP protected resources, please use the Cisco AnyConnect VPN client.
To configure Windows Vista for a wireless connection, perform the following steps:
- Verify that the wireless network card is present and turned on.
Note: Most laptops have a switch that allows you to easily turn your wireless card off and on. This switch may be on the side or front of the laptop; sometimes a particular key combination acts as the switch (for example, Fn + F2 on many Dell laptops). Ensure that your wireless card is turned on before proceeding.
- Click the Start menu and select Connect To.
- Select USC Wireless from the list of wireless connections. Click Connect.
- You will receive a warning that USC Wireless is an unsecured network. Choose the option to Connect Anyway.
- In order to connect automatically to USC Wireless in the future, click Save this network.
- If this is your first time connecting to USC Wireless, you will be asked to set the network location. Choose Public Location.