Guests, students, faculty and staff connect to ECU resources through wired, wireless, mobile or secure VPN connections.
File-sharing traffic is blocked on the ECU network. If you have an academic or administrative need to use BitTorrent, uTorrent, Vuze or other file-sharing application, please submit a Peer-to-Peer File Sharing exception form. For more information, visit the file sharing page.
Switches, routers and other networking hardware are not allowed on campus or in residence halls.
Current Wireless Networks:
Both residence halls and campus buildings include a wired network for desktops, laptops and other devices that can connect through an Ethernet cable. The wired network instruction page walks you through step by step.
Visitors to ECU who require network access can connect to the ecu-guest wireless network. No PirateID required, but the temporary account must be sponsored by a faculty or staff member. All guest accounts require a first name, last name, email address and phone number.
See the Guest Account page for step-by-step instructions to request an account and connect to the network.
A virtual private network (VPN) is a secure connection between a user’s device when off campus and internal ECU campus resources.
If possible, it is a good idea to set up the VPN software and test the connection while on campus. See the VPN page for instructions and connection URLs for faculty, staff and students.