Charleston Southern offers Wi-Fi access all over campus and in residence halls. The
residence halls have been using wireless technology since the administration approved
its use in 2001. The overlapping coverage in all the residence halls allows students
to move freely throughout the building while maintaining a wireless network connection.
In 2011, the student wireless network bandwidth was increased which allowed each student
to access the Internet at a much faster rate.
In order to access the CSU wireless network, each student computer must meet certain requirements.
Each computer must have a minimum 802.11g compatible wireless network device, which can either be internal or external depending on the computers features. A current copy of CSU approved anti-virus is also needed to gain access to the wireless network. The list consists of: AVG, Kaspersky, Sophos, Symantec/Norton, TrendMicro, and Microsoft Security Essentials (Defender for Windows 8). The university bookstore offers an external wireless network device and Symantec anti-virus, both at reduced costs for current students.
UPDATE (5.1.2013): Over the past four years, several of McAfee antivirus updates caused their customers nationwide to lose internet service for an extended period of time. This created a major inconvenience for, and frustrated many of our students. To alleviate these issues, starting August 1, 2013, Charleston Southern University will no longer have McAfee products on the list of acceptable antivirus software.
Please see our wireless frequently asked questions, for details.
For any questions regarding the CSU student wireless network, please contact the Wireless Administrator at 843-863-7762.