USF Gold Wireless Network
Both USF and USF-Gold are wireless networks intended to serve USF students, faculty and staff.
- The USF network is not encrypted and requires you to register your computer every semester.
- The USF-Gold network features WPA or WPA2 encryption and does not require per-semester registrations.
In order to use USF-Gold, you will need a NetID. Configuration instructions can be found in ServiceNow.
- USF-Gold does not require web-based or per-semester registration. Once your wireless network card is properly configured, it should cache this information for as long as your account is valid and log you onto the network automatically (most cards and operating systems have this function).
- All operating systems that support WPA or WPA2 wireless connections can use USF-Gold. These include Windows XP, Vista and 7, Mac OS X newer than 10.4.7, iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, and most current flavors of Linux.
- USF-Gold is available in the same locations where you can find the existing USF network on the Tampa campus.
- USF-Gold uses encryption for additional security. The existing USF wireless network does not use encryption and relies on the applications (Internet Explorer, SSH etc) to protect sensitive information. Wireless network encryption offers an extra layer of security.