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
Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) for Computers and Networks at Colorado
On-campus wireless network
CSU's central wireless network is available in most buildings across campus, and
some outdoor locations.
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.
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.
Install and configure native apps such as RAMmobile, and browse mobile-friendly sites.
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.
Off-campus network access
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