Wireless PittNet and Wireless-PittNet-Fast provide fast, secure, and easy-to-use Internet access from academic buildings and residence halls across campus. The wireless system is integrated with PittNet authentication services via the 802.1x protocol and can be used by any University-affiliated user with a University Computing Account.
Wireless PittNet service provides radio frequency service in the 2.4Ghz bands, and Wireless-PittNet-Fast provides service in the 5 Ghz bands for newer devices that support the 802.11 a/n/ac standard. Both wireless networks are intended to augment the wired PittNet network. Outdoor coverage is provided in several key locations, but the majority of the network infrastructure is targeted at in-building coverage.
The service provides for connections to the Internet and requires the use of the Secure Remote Access service to access resources that are protected by University firewalls.