TU WIRELESS BY THE NUMBERS
There are 5,130 wireless access points and 24,000 peak concurrent wireless connections. The network is made up of 3.5 million feet of wire.
The TU Wireless network offers two on-campus connections: tu-secure and tu-openaccess.
Check OTS Alerts to see if there is a campus-wide or building-specific network issue. If you're experiencing a Wi-Fi or Internet problem and don't see it on OTS Alerts, try to troubleshoot it or let us know by using this Wi-Fi reporting form.
Test, compare, and evaluate your home Internet to make sure you have an optimal connection for remotely attending TU classes or meetings. Plus, access resources for choosing a home Internet Service Provider.
Students, faculty and staff should use tu-secure, which is the safest and fastest wireless connection on campus. It provides a secure connection with the ability to access on-campus resources including printers, network drives. Can't connect your smart TV device? It's ok to use tu-openaccess. Remember, wired connections are always faster than wireless.
Campus guests should use tu-openaccess.
TU wireless networking extends across the campus’ 329 acres. See areas of campus that are covered in the Wireless Coverage Map of TU Campus (PDF). or check the list below for specific locations.
This service is provided by cellular carriers. It uses any available Wi-Fi network to place and receive calls when cellular service is insufficient or unavailable.
For help with Wi-Fi calling, please contact your carrier, not the OTS Faculty/Staff Help Center. See the full list of mobile device support services. If you have a university-owned cell phone, please contact Verizon Wireless directly.
Wi-Fi calling uses the internet, which can make it difficult for first responders
to locate you in the case of an emergency. Using Wi-Fi to dial 911 during an emergency is not recommended, unless no other solution is available.
Some links might require login with TU NetID and password to access.
The Virtual Workspace
The Virtual Workspace service provides university employees access to certain software applications, virtual desktops and network file shares from any off-campus computer or device. Students have the ability to remotely use applications like SPSS, Mathematica and Minitab. This web-based service is the preferred method for TU's remote access. Learn more about using the Virtual Workspace or see the FAQs.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
The Virtual Private Network is used by faculty and staff needing to map to a network drive or connect directly to a personal or departmental drive. Learn more about accessing and using the VPN on a Mac or PC. Students needing to use TU’s VPN for a class should contact Student Computing Services to request access.