Wireless Network FAQ

Telecommunications & Network Services has implemented a wireless network. This added much needed network service to the old dorms and gave the campus the ability to access the internet using any notebook computer and wireless card.


Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What do I need to begin using the wireless?
  2. What wireless devices can I use?
  3. What configuration changes do I need to make to my computer?
  4. Can anybody connect to CSUSB wireless networks?
  5. How do I get a valid username and password?
  6. Where on campus can I connect with wireless?
  7. Who can I contact for further assistance?

What do I need to begin using the wireless?

You will need a wireless device and a valid username/password. A valid username is either a Coyote ID, an eduroam participating institution username, or an authenticated guest account.


What wireless devices can I use?

The CSUSB network supports 802.11 a/b/g/n devices.


What configuration changes do I need to make to my computer?

If you connect to the un-encrypted “CSUSB-ACCESS” network, just open a browser and you will be automatically reconnected to the login page.


If you connect to the encrypted “eduroam” network (recommended), after entering your username/password in the network pop-up window (if credentials are saved, only needs to be done once), you are all set to go. A username will either be <coyoteID>@csusb.edu or eduroam participating institution username.


DCHS can help you configure your device to use WPA2, though most devices will configure themselves automatically.


Can anybody connect to CSUSB wireless networks?

Authentication is required for access to the network. However, CSUSB is now participating in eduroam, so if you are visiting from another eduroam participant you can now log in using the credentials of your home institution. More information about CSUSB's participation in eduroam can be found on the Connecting to eduroam page.


How do I get a valid username and password?

Your username is your <coyoteID>@csusb.edu and you password is your coyoteID password. Eduroam users should already be configured and guests will receive their username and password from their sponsor. Guest users connecting to CSUSB-Guest may also use their gmail username/password.


Where on campus can I connect with wireless?

In general, any place where students gather, such as classrooms, lounges, and the Commons.


Who can I contact for further assistance?

Contact Data Center & Helpdesk Services (DCHS) at x77677 or (909) 537-7677.