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HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

WIRELESS INTERNET (WIFI)

Wireless Internet (WiFi) access is available throughout the campus and the residence hall buildings. Several wireless network standards are supported (802.11 a, b, g, and n). Learn More about connecting to the wireless network.

WIRED INTERNET

Network ports in the bedrooms and common areas are no longer active (as of July 1, 2020). Requests to activate network ports in the rooms must be submitted to Housing and Residential Education.

Phone: 727-873-5101
Email: usfsp-housing@usf.edu

To use the wired Internet (once approved and activated):

  1. Plug your computing device into one of the ports labeled “Data” on the wall jacks.
  2. Configure your device for DHCP or to “obtain an IP address automatically”.
  3. Open a web browser (you may have to manually refresh your browser) to go to the registration page. Enter your USF NetID username and password to register the device on the USF Residential Housing Network.

IMPORTANT: Routers, switches, hubs, or wireless access points are not allowed to be
plugged into the data wall jacks. Doing so violates the USF Network Access agreement
and will constitute an automatic termination of your Internet access.

GAMING CONSOLES

Students can connect their gaming consoles to the Internet for online game play, web browsing, streaming movies, and other features. Game consoles must be registered with the USF network to connect to the Internet. You register your game console as you would any other device. Open a web browser and attempt to go to any web page. The browser should redirect you to the USF network registration page. Within two minutes of registering you will be connected to the Internet.

Game consoles that do not come with a web browser (or those not designed to work on enterprise NAT environments, such as USF’s) can be manually registered from another computer. You will need to obtain the MAC address from your game console and go
to this site from any Internet connected device to complete the registration. The registration link provides information on how to find your MAC address.

For Nintendo Wii owners, you must use a wired internet connection in the residence halls. View the FAQ.

NEED HELP?

Residents having trouble with in-room technology should contact their RA to submit a service request to Campus Computing.

Examples of in-room issues include:

  • Damaged/inoperable TV, phone, or Internet port on wall jack
  • Poor or no wireless signal

If you are experiencing other issues like trouble registering on the wireless network you can contact the Help Desk by sending an email to usfsp-help@usf.edu or calling 727-873-4357.