We provide high speed internet and Wi-Fi inside every building on campus (including Schneider Stadium, all residence halls, and all college houses). While we do not have access points installed outdoors, there are a number of outdoor locations where our Wi-Fi signal reaches. This includes some of the seating areas and patios adjacent to buildings (i.e. behind the Campus Center along the river).
Please note that starting Fall 2022, Ethernet is no longer supported in any of the residence halls.
We have two Wi-Fi networks on campus:
The snc Wi-Fi network is used by all faculty and staff on all college-owned devices and by students on their personally owned devices. All devices must be registered via the wifi.snc.edu web site. Login with your six-letter login ID.
The sncguest network is used by guests of the college and people who do not have a college account (conference attendees, commencement families, event visitors, etc). During the academic year, this network is not available in residence halls (and is therefore not appropriate for use by students).
Note: Once your device has been registered and connected to the "snc" network, it will no longer work on the "sncguest" network.
If you find that your device always tries to connect to sncguest instead of snc, it may be because your phone still remembers a time when you used sncguest. To resolve this, go to your Wi-Fi settings and tell your phone to forget the sncguest network.
Campus Buildings, including Residence Halls:
Our campus has a 10 Gbps fiber connection to the internet through WiscNet. We have 1,100+ wireless access points, all supporting the Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard.
Most college houses have a 2 Gbps connection to the college network.
Network speed and performance are affected by many factors, not the least of which being your device. Newer devices are generally more capable of operating at faster speeds. For support purposes, we can never guarantee a specific speed level to a specific location. Instead, we focus on the simple premise that our intent is for you to be able to do whatever you need to do via the network, whether it's checking email, watching TV, doing research, gaming, etc.
For support with any network issues in any location on campus (including all college houses), contact the ITS Service Desk.