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How to Connect to USM Public

USM Public Wi-Fi Network

Guests on campus may use the USM Public network at no charge. As the name implies, USM Public is a network for the public to use to connect to the internet while at the university campus, but do not have University accounts.

Connecting to USM Public

  1. On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all Wi-Fi networks that are in available and in range.
  2. Select USM Public from the list of available Wi-Fi networks.
  3. A pop-up web browser will automatically open to a network authentication page. This page explains the Terms of Use you agree to by using the USM Public Wi-Fi.
    • You can open a web browser manually if the Terms of Use page does not open automatically (e.g. Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer).

Good Practice

The University of Southern Mississippi recommends using a virtual private network (VPN) whenever you use public Wi-Fi to access the internet. A VPN creates a private, encrypted tunnel for your online activity making it more difficult for anyone to watch or monitor what you are doing online. Please share this tip with your guests.

University Students, Faculty, & Staff

University employees and students should log in to the eduroam network with their full University of Southern Mississippi w+ID#@usm.edu and CampusID password.

If you have questions updating these settings, please contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.HELP (4357) or by visiting Cook Library 103, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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