About Campus Network & Requirements

Network connectivity is available in all buildings across campus. Campus members should use PS-CampusAccess. Follow instructions below to setup your computer to work on the PS-CampusAccess wireless network.  The PS-GuestAccess is for campus visitors only.

Instructions for Connecting to the Campus Network

1.  Download the Connect Key installer file per your operating system. Complete the installation for: WINDOWS INSTALLER or WINDOWS MSI INSTALLER or  MAC INSTALLER. The Connect Key is also known on campus as Safe Connect.

2.  When prompted to enter your username and password, use your Puget Sound credentials. **Make sure your password is current and does not need to be reset**

3.  The Connect Key will validate that your computer meets the requirements.
 -  Your device has to have anti-virus software installed and running
 -  Automatic operating system updates enabled
 -  No illegal peer to peer file sharing
If your device does not meet network requirements, follow the on-screen instructions.

4. If your system has met requirements you will be able to access off campus websites such as YouTube. Test to see if your computer has passed network registration by closing and opening a new browser window to confirm that you can reach an external website. 

The Connect Key does not filter, log, or monitor Internet content in any way. It is a tool used to protect our network, and validate your computer onto our network using your current Puget Sound credentials.

Click here to understand how to resolve network website messages

Click here for free antivirus recommendations for personal computers

 

Contact the Technology Service Desk at 253.879.8585 #3 or email servicedesk@pugetsound.edu for additional support.
 

About Password Management

Protect Your Password!
Technology Services will NEVER ask you to provide your password by email, phone, or remote support. Ignore any email asking for your credentials.

About Antivirus

To successfully connect to the main campus wireless network PS-CampusAccess antivirus software is required for computing devices.

About Email & Smart Phones Setup

This page contains instructions for setting up your Puget Sound email onto your Smart Phone, and information about phishing messages and spam.