Connect to PittNet
PittNet is a high-speed, multi-service network that provides access to University computing resources, the Internet, and external research networks. All students, faculty, and staff can connect to the network.
As a resident student, you want to start computing right away. Each student living in residence halls is provided with one port to connect to PittNet, which provides access to University computing resources and the Internet.
You will need to bring a computer. When you arrive, you'll also need to pick up a CSSD Welcome Pack at 204 Bellefield Hall. The Welcome Pack contains contains an Ethernet cable to connect your computer to the network port in your room. Once your computer is connected, turn it on, open a Web browser, and go to technology.pitt.edu. If our Web site displays, you are already connected. If it does not, follow the instructions on your screen to connect to PittNet. Residential Consultants (ResCons) are available to provide on-site assistance. Contact the Technology Help Desk at 412 624-HELP  to request an appointment.
All students, residents and commuting, also have access to Wireless PittNet.
Faculty and Staff
As a faculty or staff member, someone in your department will usually assist you in connecting to PittNet. You can also request assistance through the Technology Help Desk.
Departments can connect computers, servers, and printers to PittNet. Only one device per port is permitted. CSSD installs and supports all networking equipment including hubs, switches, wireless access points, data ports and cabling. Departmental networking equipment is not permitted. Please review the Network Usage Standards for more information.
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