About Campus Network & Requirements

Overview of Puget Sound's Network
Network connectivity is available in all buildings across campus. Campus members should use the PS-CampusAccess wirelesss network. Follow instructions below to setup your computer to work on the PS-CampusAccess network. 
The PS-GuestAccess is specifically designed for campus visitors to browse the internet only, and will not allow access to Puget Sound databases, learning tools/resources, and servers.

Understanding Safe Connect
Safe Connect is a client network software program that is required to be installed on both Windows and Mac computers before the device can successfully access and use the main campus network. The tool is used to identify all authorized computers and users to allow personal devices to connect to campus resources that requires Puget Sound credentials. Once installed, Safe Connect will verify that the device passes network requirement (see below) before the device can successfully connect to the main campus wireless network.

Instructions for Connecting to the Campus Network
1.  Download the Safe Connect installer file per your operating system. Complete the installation for: WINDOWS INSTALLER or WINDOWS MSI INSTALLER or  MAC INSTALLER.

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.  Safe Connect 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 meets all of the network requirement you will receive a message "You are connected!" upon successful completion. If the message doesn't appear, you can also check by typing the following address into any web browser while residing on campus: Safeconnect.pugetsound.edu.  If the device fails to meet network requirements, follow the on-screen instructions, or contact the Service Desk for support (contact information below).

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

The Safe Connect does not filter, log, or monitor Internet content in any way. Again it is a tool used to secure Puget Sound's network, and validates your computer onto our network using your current Puget Sound credentials.

Click here to understand how to resolve network website messages

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

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.

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