Student Housing Network Information

Student Housing is proud to offer 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wireless network connections to all residents of the Apartments and Suites at University Park. The wireless network allows users to have all the conveniences of a wired network, except now you are mobile! Bring your computer anywhere in housing and most places on campus.

All CSUN students who have a valid user ID and password can access the wireless network. You can access the wireless network by joining the CSUN network. If you require assistance in accessing the network you can go to https://www.csun.edu/it/wireless.

Wireless Network

The wireless network is available in both village and park apartments.
  • Encrypted wireless network (eduroam)Wireless Access Point

    CSUN's encrypted wireless network (eduroam) requires a one-time login after the initial setup. Please view the campus wireless guide for full setup instructions for various devices - https://www.csun.edu/it/wireless.

    Gaming devices (e.g., Nintendo, PlayStation, Xbox, etc.) and most Smart TVs and streaming media devices are not compatible with eduroam but are compatible with the unencrypted wireless network (csun_prt_devices).

  •  Unencrypted wireless network (CSUN)

    Launch your browser and enter your CSUN user ID and password. If you are connecting for the first time, select CSUN from your wireless network options.

    CSUN's unencrypted wireless network (CSUN) does not provide a secure connection to the Internet. For a secure connection, use the Eduroam encrypted wireless network.

  • Unencrypted wireless network (csun_prt_devices)

    Gaming devices and Smart TVs/streaming media devices (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) are compatible with this network.

Wired NetworkEthernet Cable

The wired network is available in park apartments. Wired network connection capabilities are in every room in university park apartments. Residents need to supply their own network cable. Any standard Ethernet cable will work on the network. Usually these cables are referred to as CAT-5 cables, but they can also appear as CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables. Although these cables are slightly different, all will operate the same.

Personal Wireless Networks

Personal wireless networks can interfere with the Student Housing wireless network causing other residents to potentially lose their network connections and are not allowed in Student Housing.

Please note, operating your own wireless access points or routers constitutes a violation of the Student Housing Computer Network Access Agreement and Campus Network Policies and will result in your immediate removal from the network.

Devices Not Supported in our network

The following devices are not supported by our network:

  • Wireless Printers
  • Amazon Echo (all models)
  • Amazon Tap
  • Chromecast
  • Apple HomePod
  • Device to Device communication requirement

Most devices that come with a physical remote or controller are supported. If your device is not on the list above, please contact us for assistance.


  • How much does it cost for the network?
    Students, faculty, and staff may use the Student Housing network for free. New laptops come with wireless built-in, but typically need to be turned on via a hardware or keyboard switch. Please consult your manufacturer's literature.
  • Why am I not allowed to run my own wireless network?
    Personal wireless networks can interfere with the Student Housing wireless network causing other residents to potentially lose their network connections.