Wired and Wireless Networking

Ethernet wired connections are the fastest, most reliable and secure connections on our campus network. If you are in your office or dorm room, we strongly encourage you to use a wired Ethernet connection instead of wireless, TrinAir. Wireless should only be used in locations where an Ethernet jack is not conveniently available.

Before you connect your personal computer or other device to Trinity’s network, please be certain it is up-to-date with the latest virus protection updates and operating system patches.

Students are encouraged to schedule high bandwidth downloads during the hours between 8:00PM and 6:00AM. During this time the size of a student’s bandwidth allotment will be twice what it is during classroom and business hours.
Due to the potential for interference with the campus network, as well as the possible security exposures that can result from personally installed wireless access points, we do not allow the use of personal access points on campus. This includes wireless routers, wireless bridges and similar products.

Instructions to connect your computer or other device to the network are available. Once connected, you can register your computer on the network by launching a web browser. If you would like to register a gaming system (Xbox, PlayStation, etc.), please contact the Help Desk and provide the MAC address of the device and we will register it for you. Students must register their computer/other devices every year. Trinity College is also a member of the eduroam wireless service, allowing the Trinity community to connect their devices at any participating institution around the world.


Visitors to the college who come from an institution that is an eduroam member may connect to the eduroam network automatically. All other visitors will need a guest account. Faculty and staff can create guest accounts through the campus portal by selecting the link “Sponsor a Guest on the Network”. Students with visitors may come to the Help Desk to receive a guest account.

Coming Soon: The new TrinGuest network is currently available in the library only. Visitors without an eduroam account may connect to TrinGuest. Once you connect your device, you will be prompted to enter an email contact. A password for the TrinGuest network will be emailed to that account which you will use to authenticate.

You may use your TrinGuest account for 5 days, after which time you will need to reregister following the process above. You may connect up to 10 devices on the TrinGuest network.