Connecting to the Campus Network

Network connectivity, both wired and wireless, is available in all buildings across campus. Faculty, staff, and students should connect by ethernet cable to a network port or by selecting PS-CampusAccess in the list of available wireless networks. Connecting to PS-CampusAccess will ensure the fastest service and complete access to university resources.

Visitors to campus can connect to the Internet on laptops, smart phones, and other devices by selecting PS-Guest Access.

Connect Key

To ensure a safe computing environment for all users, the University of Puget Sound employs a Connect Key on both the residential network and the wireless network, PS-CampusAccess.
PLEASE NOTE:
The Connect Key does NOT filter, log, or monitor Internet content in any way. For questions or assistance, contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

How to Install the Puget Sound Connect Key

  1. Start by connecting to the PS-CampusAccess wireless network or the residential wired network.
  2. When you open a browser, you’ll be prompted to login with your Puget Sound username and password. See Login Help if needed.
  3. Click the button to download and install the Connect Key.
  4. Download should begin automatically. Important Note: If your computer is running McAfee or Norton Internet Security or a firewall, you may need to allow Internet access for the Connect Key files, SCClient.exe and SCManager.exe (SCManagerD and SCClient on Macs), to avoid being asked to repeatedly download and install the Connect Key.
  5. Follow the instructions presented during the install process. 
  6. The Connect Key will scan your computer to ensure you meet the requirements. You will receive an on-screen message if you do not. Follow the instructions there or contact the Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu for assistance.
  7. The Connect Key will automatically log your computer into the network wherever you go on campus. As a security precaution, you will be prompted to login occasionally.

Connect Key Requirements

Computers connecting to the network must meet the following requirements:

  • Anti-virus software running
  • Automatic updates enabled
  • No illegal peer to peer file sharing

Student Printers and Other Connections

Students may configure personal printers to connect wirelessly to the campus network but must avoid setting up the printer to broadcast an SSID which will act as an access point and interfere with the campus wireless. No wireless routers of any kind are allowed.

Students interested in obtaining a cable modem may contact the university's cable TV provider, Click!, to contract for individual network services.

Login Help

If you've forgotten your username or password,select Forgotten Password or Forgotten Username on the Cascade login page.

You should also go to Cascade and log in there first if any of the following conditions apply to you:

  • It is the first time you are using your Puget Sound login.
  • Your password was changed recently by Technology Services.
  • Your password was locked after multiple incorrect password attempts.

For assistance, contact the contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 or servicedesk@pugetsound.edu.

Be Smart and Stay Legal

If you illegally download copyrighted material, you may be subject to criminal and civil penalties. Paying to get legal copies of the music and videos you like is a cheaper way to go!

See the extensive list of legal alternatives for downloading music and video files compiled by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association focused on information technology in higher education.