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All dorm rooms have access to the Internet through a wireless connection. Below you will find the minimum computer specs for compatibility with the USC Upstate network, as well as a few other details to keep in mind while living on campus.
Minimum Computer Specs for CompatibilityThe following operating systems are supported on the USC Upstate network:
Windows XP users may not be able to access the wireless network due to Microsoft no longer providing updates for that system.
In order to access the USC Upstate wireless network, computers must have an 802.11 certified wireless card. This means any 802.11a, b, g, or n wireless card will work.
Safe ConnectUSC Upstate uses Safe Connect for network access control. What does this mean for you? The first time you connect to the Internet on campus, you will be prompted to download and install the Safe Connect client. This client will check to see if your computer is in compliance with USC Upstate network access policies each time you connect to the Internet. This check literally takes less than 2 seconds to run and requires no user interaction. If your computer is in compliance, your browser will automatically redirect to your homepage. If your computer fails one or more network policies, you will be taken to a Web page explaining the policies your computer failed and how to correct them. Here are the policies Safe Connect checks your computer for:
Palmetto House, Villas and Magnolia HouseThe "Tree Houses" are blanketed in wireless coverage on every floor. There is no need for a network cable if you are living here, as long as you have a working wireless card in your computer. Each suite has a single ethernet jack available in the common area, as well as a phone jack and cable tv connection. Cable TV connections are also in each bedroom. Click here for instructions for connecting to the wireless on a Windows computer.
XBox, Playstation, Wii, TiVo, etcGame consoles and DVR's will work using a wired network connection without any special configuration. They can also use the wireless network if they have an internet browser built in. If you are using the wireless network, you will need to launch the console's browser and log in, just like using a computer on campus. Click here for instructions for connecting your gaming device to the wireless network.
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?