Get Connected: 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 connections.

Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Computers and Networks at Colorado State

On-campus wired network

To connect a computer to CSU's wired network from on campus, contact your department's IT manager. Also see the CSU Computer Labs.

On-campus wireless network

Campus Wireless Map

CSU's central wireless network is available in most buildings across campus, and some outdoor locations. Explore the up-to-date wireless coverage with this Google maps interface.

How to Connect to CSU-NET

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.

New: Use 'csu-net5' if available on your mobile device. It generally gives better performance, is available in Morgan Library and is being installed in general assignment classrooms.

Guest Access to CSU's Wireless Network

Guests on CSU's campus can request temporary access to the wireless network.

The older 'csu' wireless network is also available for guest users but will require the Secure Gateway to encrypt traffic.

CSU Mobile Communications

Verizon cell phones for CSU departments, faculty and staff

CSU Mobile Apps Directory

Install and configure native apps such as RAMmobile, and browse mobile-friendly sites.

Off-campus network access

Secure Gateway

For security reasons, many of the resources on the CSU network are blocked from the Internet at the border router. CSU 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:

Instructions for Connecting to the Secure Gateway