Department of Information Technology Services
Acronymns and Brief Definitions
WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network): A network that uses radio waves rather than wires to communicate between devices.
SSID (Service Set Identifier): The network name of a WLAN and differentiates one WLAN from another.
TAMUCT Students, Faculty, and Staff Wireless Access
TAMUCT provides two ways for students, faculty and staff to connect personal devices to the University wireless network using either of the below listed SSIDs.
- SSID: eduroam
A secure, world-wide roaming wireless access service that allows students, researchers, faculty, and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.
- SSID: TAMUCT-WLAN
In order to connect to TAMUCT-WLAN, please bring your personal device (e.g. laptop, phone, or tablet) to the Founder's Hall Computer Lab (Room 112) or to the Fairway Building Computer Lab (Room 204) to be setup. After setup users will be able access the Internet using their NTNET account (students) or their NETID account (faculty and staff). The setup process needs to be renewed every six months.
TAMUCT Guests Wireless Access
TAMUCT provides two ways for guests to access the University wireless network.
- SSID: eduroam
Students, researchers, faculty, and staff from participating institutions worldwide may use the eduroam network at TAMUCT as soon as they arrive. They do not need sponsorship from a TAMUCT department, nor do they need to contact Information Technology Services to have a temporary guest account assigned to them.
- SSID: TAMUCT-Guests
Temporary guest accounts may be requested at TAMUCT. Requests for guest accounts must be made by TAMUCT or TAMUCT affiliated departments, and should be submitted through our SysAid help desk ticketing system.
Departments wishing to use TAMUCT guest accounts should:
- Request guest accounts at least 48 hours before the needed date.
- Issue each guest account to only one individual and not reuse the account.
- Keep a record of guest account usage.
For questions concerning guest account requests or event wireless needs, please contact Information Technology Services at (254) 519-5426.