How to Connect your Devices to the Student Network via Registration
Accessing The Student Network
In order to protect properly the Fairfield University Student network, and computers like yours that need to run on it, Computing & Network Services requires all students who wish to use our wireless Internet access to adhere to a strict set of guidelines.
Before attempting to connect to the Student network (wired or wireless), please make sure that all of these updates (Software, Security, and Antivirus) have been downloaded and installed on your computer. Review updates.
Until successful registration, your Internet access will be restricted to fairfield.edu sites and sites from which necessary updates and antivirus can be installed/updated.
Please be aware that when you first try to connect to the Student network, you will be prompted to download the Client Security Agent (CSA), a one-time use security application that will verify that the most recent updates (Operating System & Antivirus) have been installed. If your machine is sufficiently up-to-date, you will then get a notification that you are allowed onto the network (and asked to reboot your machine).
*This application does not monitor your system on a day to day basis. The CSA client program runs only when you initiate it to do its checks and then terminates. It does not install itself on your computer or allow us to keep tabs on your internet or computer usage.
To make your time on campus as productive as possible, Computing & Network Services recommends that you update your operating system and antivirus applications/definitions before arriving on campus.
Once you have connected to the Student network (wired or wirelessly), launch your internet browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, etc). You will be automatically directed to the Fairfield University Network Registration Page.
You will be presented with the Acceptable Use Policy to read and accept. Please, at least scan it and the following page regarding Bandwidth use - failure to do so could result in you losing your Internet access for an unspecified period of time. Once read, click the 'Continue' button.
You will then be asked to confirm that your machine does meet the requirements regarding Operating System and Antivirus updates. If your machine does, then again click the 'Continue' button.
To download the CSA (Client Security Agent), you need to enter NetID and password. Using the drop-down list pick the device type that best describes the device you are registering (Wireless Laptop, Wired Laptop, and Desktop etc). Now click the 'Download' button.
This will download a onetime use Bradford Dissolvable Agent application (CSA). Once downloaded, run it so that it can scan your system and confirm that your machine is properly configured for the Student network. After running, a results page will display in your web browser indicating if your machine has successfully registered or has failed to register.
If you receive a failure message, please note the reason. While the links provided on the failure page may not work for you, rest assured that you will still have web access to the sites needed to get your computer up-to-date.
If you need to download and run the CSA agent again, previously downloaded versions of CSA must first be removed from the machine and sent to Trash.
If you are unable to resolve any failure issues after repeated attempts at updating, please contact the Student Computing Help Desk (203) 254-4069 option 1.