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University Wi-Fi Networks

Quick Links: Academic/Administrative Buildings | Outdoor Wi-Fi | Residential Buildings | Off-Campus Housing

The following fast, reliable Wi-Fi networks are available across the Pittsburgh and regional campuses to support teaching, learning, and research:

Academic / Administrative and Regional Campus Buildings

Location

Available Network(s)

Network Name (SSID)

Support

Academic / Administrative Buildings - All Campuses

All Residence Halls - Regional Campuses

PittNet Wi-Fi
(requires a University computing account)

eduroam
(requires a University computing account)

PittNet Guest Wi-Fi
(requires a sponsor with a University computing account)

WIRELESS-PITTNET

EDUROAM

GUEST-WIRELESS-PITTNET

24/7 IT Help Desk

Outdoor Wi-Fi - Pittsburgh Campus

Outdoor Wi-Fi Zones - Pittsburgh Campus

Location

Available Network(s)

Network Name (SSID)

Support

Outdoor Wi-Fi - Pittsburgh Campus

  • Cathedral Lawn (Heinz Chapel and Bigelow Blvd. sides)
  • Soldiers and Sailors Lawn (Nordenberg Hall side)
  • William Pitt Union Grounds (Fifth Ave. and Bigelow Blvd. sides)
  • Posvar Hall / Hillman Library Corridor (bench area)

PittNet Wi-Fi
(requires a University computing account)

eduroam
(requires a University computing account)

PittNet Guest Wi-Fi
(requires a sponsor with a University computing account)

WIRELESS-PITTNET

EDUROAM

GUEST-WIRELESS-PITTNET

24/7 IT Help Desk

Residential Buildings - Pittsburgh Campus

Location

Available Network(s)

Network Name (SSID)

Support

All Traditional Residence Halls - Pittsburgh Campus

Apartment-Style Housing:

  • Bouquet Gardens
  • Darragh Street Apartments
  • Forbes-Craig Apartments
  • Oakwood Apartments
  • Ruskin Hall
Residence Hall Wi-Fi 
(MyResNet)
MYRESNET

24/7 IT Help Desk

Apartment-Style Housing:
  • Centre Plaza Apartments
  • College Garden Apartments
  • Hyacinth Place
  • Mayflower Apartments
 

Comcast Internet Support

Verizon FiOS

Residence Inn by Marriott - Bigelow Boulevard (University / Medical Center)

Hotel Wi-Fi

UPITT-WIRELESS

GuestTek: 844-642-0818

Code: pitro

Residence Inn by Marriott - Forbes Avenue (Oakland / University Place)

Hotel Wi-Fi

UPITT-WIRELESS

Cloud5: 877-397-4790

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center

Hotel Wi-Fi

UPITT-WIRELESS

Safety NetAccess: 877-517-5303

Off-Campus Housing

How much bandwidth do you need?

Those working or learning remotely should have service that provides at least 25 Mbps per user. 

If you’re living in a home or apartment with several individuals, your level of service will need to accommodate everyone. Most residential ISPs provide bandwidth for the premises, which is divided among all users and devices.

To find an internet service provider with coverage in your neighborhood:

  • Go to https://broadbandnow.com/Pennsylvania to search for providers by zip code.
  • Compare pricing and plans from available providers, such as Comcast Xfinity or Verizon FiOS.
  • Fiber and cable service are faster and more reliable than DSL. Satellite service is prone to slow speeds and weather disruptions—Pitt IT does not recommend satellite service.