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School of Medicine Technology Services

SOMTech, Administrative and Academic Systems,
and Educational Technologies

SOMTech, Administrative and Academic Systems, and Educational Technologies

Wireless networks

SafeNet

SafeNet

VCU faculty, staff and students are encouraged to use the SafeNet wireless network supported by VCU Technology Services.

Visit the VCU Wireless Network page Opens a new window for instructions on how to connect to VCU SafeNet Wireless.

VCU Guest Wireless

VCU Guest Wireless

VCU Guest Wireless is available for all visitors to the university. The network supports MS Windows, Mac OS X, iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch) and Android devices including Kindle and Nook e-book readers. When trying to reach the Internet on your computer or mobile device for the first time from VCU location, look for the VCU Guest Wireless SSID in the list of networks presented. Select the VCU Guest Wireless network, and a log-in page will appear. After you read the terms and conditions, and accept them by entering your email address, you are logged in and ready to go.

As this is a free service, there are always caveats. This new wireless network requires you to follow the log-in process each time you attach to the network. It is also important to remember that this is an unsecured connection. This service should not be used to send or receive sensitive information. The Internet outside of VCU and public facing VCU websites will be available to those who use this wireless network. Internal VCU resources such as network shares are not available on VCU Guest Wireless. For accessing secured VCU resources, VCU SafeNet is the appropriate service (requires a VCU eID and password).