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Service Desk Hours:
M-F 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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Wireless Network

All residence halls, offices, conference areas, and most outdoor common areas of the Columbia campus have wireless access. The wireless network is secure and requires that computer operating system updates are current and that antivirus software is installed and updated.

Getting Started

Before connecting to the wireless network, please do the following:

  • Read and follow the network guidelines for responsible computing available here.
  • Ensure your computer has the latest operating system updates.
    • Windows users, go to the Microsoft Update site.
    • Mac users, click on the Apple on your menu bar, and select Software Update.
  • Install and update an antivirus program. Antivirus software is available for free.
    • Students - Contact the UTS Service Desk or visit the iCARE Center for free antivirus software.
    • Faculty and Staff - Download free antivirus software from VIP.
  • Know your Network Username and password. Click here for more information.
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Getting Connected

For easy, step-by-step instructions to connect to University wireless, click on the listing for your operating system:

For support, contact the AT&T Wireless Support Line: 1-888-821-0042

Computers connected to the University wireless system will be required to reauthenticate to the system every seven (7) days. The network will automatically request that you log in to SafeConnect when reauthorization is required.

Click here for a list of wireless locations on the Columbia campus.

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Mobile Devices and University Wireless

Most network-capable smart phones, PDAs, and hand-held devices should be able to connect to the University wireless network. Mobile devices connected to the University wireless network will be required to reauthenticate to the network every seven (7) days.

UTS has instructions for connecting with an iPhone/iPod Touch. For more information on connecting other devices to a wireless network, see your device's instruction manual, or contact your service provider.

Email on Mobile Devices

Most mobile devices should be able to connect to the University's Student email and the faculty/staff exchange network.

Problems? Questions? Contact the UTS Service Desk at 803-777-1800, or email at: servicedesk@sc.edu

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Be Security Aware

Protect your identity when using any network.

  • Do not give your password to anyone or respond to email requesting your password. University offices do not ask for your password.
  • Protect personal information. Do not email passwords, social security numbers, credit card information, or bank information
  • Keep your computer updated with the latest security updates and antivirus protection.
  • Passwords should contain at least 8 characters, including a number, upper and lower case letters, and a special character such as !@#$%^&*-+
  • Your network username password expires every 6 months for security reasons. It can be reset in my.sc.edu.

For more information on safe computing and identity security, visit our UTS IT Security page.

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