All students must ensure their computers have updated anti-virus software installed in addition to the latest system updates before connecting to our network. Failure to properly protect a computer may result in the computer becoming infected with malware and possibly being blocked from the network. Please visit the Software section for information about anti-virus and related software.
Connecting to Our Network
Connecting to Our Network
Network Authenticated Login
Impulse is a Network Access Control system designed for authenticating login access to the Troy University Network. Troy University, in accordance with compliance regulations, will require a login to the network in order to gain access to the Internet, e-mail, and other online resources.
Visit our Impulse - Network Authenticated Login page for more information.
Internet access in the dormitories is distributed using an Ethernet network. Generally, computers come with an Ethernet network port on the computers main board or installed as an add-on card. If your computer does not have this type of port you will need to purchase one. These cards are typically inexpensive and easy to install. For desktop systems we recommend that you purchase a PCI Ethernet Network card. Notebook systems typically accept PCMCIA Ethernet Network cards, which are about the size of a credit card. Desktop and notebook systems will both accept USB Ethernet adapters. These recommendations are based on the average computer, which is usually a Windows based system operating Windows 2000 or newer. Please read additional information below regarding specific operating systems, as some systems are no longer supported.
The Information Technology department does not connect unsupported operating systems to our network for students. If a student is using a computer with an operating system that we do not support then it will be the student's responsibility to configure the hardware and software to connect to the network.
The student must ensure that one's computer has the latest security updates installed including updated anti-virus software and firewall software. Failure to properly maintain the security of a computer system may result in the computer being blocked from the network, thus resulting in an interruption of Internet services.
Supported Operating Systems
Unsupported Operating Systems
Detailed instructions for setting up a Windows XP computer to connect to our network are available in the Setting Up Your Network Connection tutorial. Many of the steps in this document may be applied to other operating systems.
The IT department has installed and maintains several wireless access points throughout each campus that are available for student use.
For a list of Academic Areas and Recreational Areas where wireless access is available.
Resident Students (Troy Campus)
Broad-band Internet access is provided to all students living at the Troy Campus, with the exception of students living in Married Student Housing or the fraternity houses. To access the Internet in their rooms each student will need a computer with an Ethernet network port and an Ethernet/LAN cable to connect our network. Residential student housing with Internet access provided by Troy University includes the following:
- Alumni Hall
- Clements Hall
- Cowart Hall
- Gardner Hall
- Hamil Hall
- Hillcrest House
- Honors Cottage
- Married/Student Housing1
- Pace Hall
- Paden House
- Shackelford Hall
- Sorority Houses
- Building 1002
- Building 2002
- Building 3002
- Building 4002
1 Internet access at this location is provided by a local Internet Service Provider.
2 One wired connection is provided in each bedroom.
Wireless Gaming Network (Troy Campus)
For information on connecting wireless gaming consoles to the TROY network, click the link below.
Blocked Peer to Peer Applications
Included below is a link to a list of peer to peer applications that have been administratively blocked from Troy University networks: