Wireless PitNet

PittNet (Wireless):PittNet Updates May Require a Few Extra Steps to Connect

We are constantly working to enhance our Wireless PittNet service. Due to past upgrades of the certificates that are used to connect to our network, you may need to take additional steps to connect. Some devices will reconnect without any issue. 

Take These Steps if You Have Trouble Connecting

To ensure a smooth transition and uninterrupted network service, please refer to the steps below.  

Enjoy a Faster Wireless PittNet Experience Optimized for Newer Devices

Monday, August 24, 2015 - 07:30


Computing Services and Systems Development is excited to announce a new wireless network that will allow students, faculty, and staff with newer laptops, smartphones, and tablets to take advantage of faster wireless speeds.

The new wireless network, called Wireless-PittNet-Fast, is a supplement to the University’s existing Wireless PittNet network. Wireless-PittNet-Fast is available on all campuses in the same locations where Wireless PittNet is available.

To try it, just connect your phone, tablet, or laptop to Wireless-PittNet-Fast and enter your University Computing Account username and password. Most devices made within the last 18 months will be able to connect. If your device does not support Wireless-PittNet-Fast, you will still be able to use Wireless PittNet everywhere that you do today.

Wireless-PittNet-Fast can provide up to 300 Mbps of shared bandwidth per access point. It operates in the 5 GHz spectrum and utilizes the 802.11 a/n/ac standard exclusively.

Computing Services and Systems Development is constantly working to deliver outstanding wireless service to Pitt students, faculty, and staff. You can learn more about our efforts at http://technology.pitt.edu/wireless.