Get Connected

Are You On or Off Campus?

Getting Connected While On Campus

Step 1: Connect to the Network

  • Wired/Direct LAN connection

For a direct local area network (LAN) connection, you simply plug your computer’s ethernet port into an available ethernet wall port using an ethernet cable. However, some ports are not lit. If you need assistance with this, please contact ETS for help.

There are 3 main WiFi networks on CSU Campus.

    • csu-eid: For students, faculty and staff.
    • csu-guest: For guests not affiliated with CSU.
    • eduroam: For guests from participating institutions.

Some services are blocked on the csu-guest and eduroam networks, so please use the csu-eid network if you can.

Step 2: Connect to the Network Resources

Getting Connected While Off Campus.

Step 1: Set Up DUO Two-Factor Authentication

  • Download the Duo Mobile App to your smartphone. If you don’t have a smartphone or prefer not to use it for CSU business, you can skip this step.
  • From your desktop or laptop computer, connect to CSU’s Duo webpage and review the documentation and FAQs – especially if you travel or work internationally, or if you use Pulse Secure.
  • Click on the “Sign Up/Modify Devices” button and follow the instructions to register your second device. If you don’t plan to use a smartphone, register your CSU desk phone. Alternatively, hardware tokens that you can carry with you are available for purchase through RamTech. To learn more, visit the ACNS tokens web page.
  • Return to the Duo page and click on the “Test Your Account” button to make sure it all works.

STEP 2: Set Up a Secure Connection To The Network with A VPN

You will need to connect to the VPN every time you want to access college resources from off campus.

STEP 3: Connect To The Network Resources

Connecting to your Office or Lab Computer 

Instructions for connecting remotely can be found here.