The Clemson University wireless network enables Clemson University faculty, staff, and students to connect to the Internet when away from their home base. The university’s wireless network is one of the largest in the country with approximately 5,300 access points providing convenient wireless access in almost all campus buildings, including every academic building and residence halls.
Similar to the wireless networks at Princeton University, the University of Washington and LSU, the Clemson University wireless network is intended as a supplement to, not a substitute for, the wired network. Although our wireless network is robust, the nature of wireless networking makes for a less stable connection than wired networking. For this reason, we recommend that you use your wired network connection when you are in your residence hall room or office. Additionally, activities such as audio/video streaming and large file transfers are bandwidth intensive — attempting them on the wireless network could likely cause poor performance, as well as adversely impacting the wireless connections of other users sharing the access point.
For additional information about wireless options on campus and instructions on getting connected, visit the links in the menu on the left. For technical assistance with wireless, please contact the Help Desk.
While CCIT strives to provide a strong wireless signal across the campus, we still suggest using an Ethernet connection whenever possible. Ethernet connections will provide a much more stable, dedicated, faster connection compared to wireless. When taking an online test you don’t want to risk speed or reliability by sharing a wireless signal with everyone around you.
In order to use a wired connection, you will need to register your device on the Clemson network. This can be done by connecting your computer and opening a web browser of your choice. If you have not previously registered your device you will automatically be re-directed to http://netregistration.clemson.edu/. Simply read the agreement, add a device description, and click ‘Accept.’ Unplug your computer, wait 10 seconds, and plug it back in.
Some devices like smart TVs or gaming consoles may not have a browser so you can manually register these devices by visiting netreg.clemson.edu.
This isn’t required on wireless due to the fact that you log in with your Clemson username and password to connect.