PittNet is a high-speed, multi-service network that provides access to University computing resources, the internet, and external research networks.


About This Service

Key Features

  • Seamless Connectivity: PittNet Wi-Fi provides seamless and reliable connectivity across the university campus, allowing users to access the internet and university resources from various locations without the need for wired connections. It enables flexibility and mobility, supporting productivity and collaboration from anywhere on campus.
  • High-Speed Internet Access: PittNet Wi-Fi is designed to deliver fast and high-bandwidth internet access, enabling users to browse the web, stream media, download files, and engage in online activities without experiencing significant delays or interruptions.
  • Compatibility with Wired Devices: PittNet Wired connections are ideal for devices that do not have built-in Wi-Fi capabilities or require a more consistent and reliable connection. Devices such as desktop computers, servers, printers, and other wired network devices can seamlessly connect to PittNet Wired ports.
  • PittNet Wired Dedicated Bandwidth: PittNet Wired connections often provide dedicated bandwidth to individual users, ensuring consistent network performance and avoiding contention issues that can occur on shared wireless networks. This dedicated bandwidth supports high-demand activities and applications that require a stable and reliable connection.

Getting and Using This Service

How do I access this service?

  • Students
    Students living in residence halls on the Pittsburgh campus have access to MyResNet, a dedicated high-speed Wi-Fi network for streaming music and video, as well as online gaming. Students can connect up to ten devices.

In regional campus residence halls and academic buildings on campuses, students can connect to PittNet Wi-Fi for fast, reliable service.

  • Faculty and Staff
    As a faculty or staff member, someone in your department will usually assist you in connecting to PittNet. You can also request assistance through the 24/7 IT Help Desk.
  • Departments
    Departments can connect computers, servers, and printers to PittNet. Only one device per port is permitted. Pitt IT installs and supports all networking equipment including hubs, switches, wireless access points, data ports, and cabling. Departmental networking equipment is not permitted. Please review the Network Usage Standards for more information.

An IP address is required for each device and addition of a new data port. One may be requested by submitting a request via online form or contacting the 24/7 IT Help Desk.

  • Eduroam Guest Wi-Fi is the best option for visitors from UPMC and other Eduroam-affiliated institutions. No time limits or additional device configuration required. Eduroam, a fast, reliable, and secure global Wi-Fi network developed for the research and education community. Pitt students, faculty, and staff can connect to the internet via Eduroam while visiting thousands of participating universities and research facilities in more than 100 territories around the globe. Likewise, visitors from participating organizations can connect to the internet via Eduroam while working, studying, or conducting research at any University of Pittsburgh campus. No special visitor accounts are required.
  • Pitt Guest Wi-Fi (Anyroam)  - Pitt Guest Wi-Fi (Anyroam) is an easy-to-use guest Wi-Fi service specifically for visitors who are not already affiliated with an organization participating in Eduroam. It does not require a password or a University-affiliated sponsor, and provides access for up to one year. Visitors must complete a one-time device configuration after they arrive on campus. To register for Pitt Guest Wi-Fi, you need a phone number capable of receiving a text message.
  • MyResNet Guest Wi-Fi is ideal for visitors to Pittsburgh campus residence halls and requires sponsorship from a resident student. MyResNet is the free high-speed Wi-Fi network in residence halls. It's capable of accommodating up to ten devices per student, for streaming music and video, as well as online gaming.

Special Considerations

IMPORTANT: Visiting Pitt from an institution that participates in Eduroam? Be sure to use Eduroam—not Pitt Guest Wi-Fi—for guest access while at Pitt.

How do I request this service?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

Who can use this service?

                        Students, Faculty, Staff, Researchers, Alumni, Applicants, Affiliates


How do I get help?

Submit a ticket by clicking the Request Help button on the upper right hand corner of this page.

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