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Internet Setup for PCs and Laptops


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Wireless Setup

PC and Macintosh Wireless Configuration

Wired (Ethernet) Setup in Residence Halls

Troubleshooting and Security

Salisbury University provides wireless access to students, faculty and staff to facilitate the spread of and support for wireless networking technologies. Our wireless network follows the 802.11A/B/G/N standard, allowing a maximum theoretical data transfer rate of 300Mbps on N.

Wireless is available in all academic and administrative buildings, all residence halls, and in University Park.

To get connected to our network, you will need a wireless network card or adapter. Please follow the following instructions to connect to SU's wireless network:

PC and Macintosh Wireless Configuration

Detailed setup instructions for connecting to SU-Secure are below in case the automated process does not work for your device:

Residence Hall Wired (Ethernet) Setup

Internet access is provided to all students living on-campus and those in University Park I & II. Each student will have their own Ethernet port for plugging in their computer, gaming console, or other network devices. NO HUBS, SWITCHES, ROUTERS OR WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS ARE ALLOWED TO BE HOOKED UP TO YOUR ETHERNET PORT.

Once you connect your computer to the Ethernet port, you'll be prompted to login to a web portal (, or Once you log in with your SU username and password, you will have internet access. You may be prompted to log in again from time to time to refresh your connection. 

All residence hall Ethernet ports can support 10/100mb speeds. All network cards developed in the past 10 years can support these speeds, so as long as your computer has an Ethernet card, you are good to go. If you are unsure if your computer has a Ethernet card, look on the back of your computer (or back/sides of your laptop) for a port that looks similar to the ones listed below:

An Ethernet port can be further identified by examining it closely and counting the number of gold pins. A standard Ethernet port will have 8 gold pins. Do not confuse this with a Phone (modem) port, which has 2 or 4 gold pins.

A common problem during move-in is mixing up a Phone cable and an Ethernet Cable. A Phone cable connector will have 2 or 4 gold pins on it and an Ethernet cable connector will have 8 gold pins. Also the Ethernet plug on the end of the cable is generally larger. See the picture below for a side-by-side comparison:

Troubleshooting and Security

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