Connecting to CSU's Network
ACNS maintains CSU's backbone data network. The network infrastructure provides
100 megabit or gigabit connections to every building on campus as well as wireless
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Computers and Networks at Colorado
On-campus wired network
To connect a computer to CSU's wired network from on campus, contact your department's
On-campus wireless network
CSU's central wireless network is available in most buildings across campus, and
some outdoor locations.
Campus wireless map
The easiest and most secure way for campus users to connect to the CSU wireless
network is to use ‘csu-net.’ All traffic over this connection is encrypted, eliminating
the need to use the Secure Gateway to access the internet or CSU resources. You
can connect to 'csu-net' from almost anywhere on campus. Instructions for setting
up this connection can be found at http://www.acns.colostate.edu/Connect/CSU-NET.
The older ‘csu’ wireless network is also available but will require either the Secure
Gateway to encrypt traffic.
Guest Access to CSU's Wireless Network
Off-campus network access
For security reasons, many of the resources on the Colorado State University network
are blocked from the Internet at the border router. Colorado State faculty, staff,
students, and associates may gain access to these blocked resources by connecting
using the Secure Gateway. For more information, visit the
Border Router Filtering Web page.
Secure remote access to the CSU network is provided the Secure Gateway (also called
SSL VPN). Users can connect from any web browser at https://secure.colostate.edu. Instructions for using the
Secure Gateway from Windows, Mac, and Linux can be found here
http://www.acns.colostate.edu/Help/SSL-VPN. Or just click here to connect
For instructions on connecting through the Secure Gateway from an Apple iOS device
(iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) using the Junos Pulse app, see
Connecting from an iPad, iPhone or iPod. Android devices may also use the
Junos Pulse app, but only for web connectivity; VPN-style connectivity is not yet
available for Android.