Loyola University Maryland

Technology Services

Network Connectivity

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Wired Access

Traditional network access offices, throughout certain areas of the campus, and available upon request in student residence halls. Individuals can connect using a standard RJ-45 Ethernet cable for access to the Loyola data network and Internet.

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Access

Loyola offers nearly 100% wi-fi coverage (called "HoundNet") throughout Loyola's campuses. There are two forms of wireless access: encrypted and guest.

HoundNet - Encrypted Wi-Fi for Students

HoundNet is the name of the encrypted network for students, an on-campus wi-fi connection offering access to the Loyola data network and Internet.

  • How do I access HoundNet?
    Use your device's wireless application software to search for available wireless networks. This application differs with each manufacturer. Consult your specific documentation for assistance. Connect to the wireless network named "HoundNet." You will be asked to enter your Loyola username and password to finish the connection.
•    What is Clearpass?
If you are prompted to accept a clearpass security certificate when connecting to our wireless networks, please do so. This certificate helps keep our network safe and must be accepted to connect to the wireless. If the certificate does not automatically install on your computer you may need to install it from clearpass01.ad.loyola.edu. For more information about connecting to clearpass please see our instructions.
•    How do I connect a gaming device?
If you have a gaming device, smart TV or similar device you would like to connect to the wifi please register the device and connect to the HoundNet- Gaming network.
  • Where can I access HoundNet?
    HoundNet is accessible from any campus location including the Timonium and Columbia graduate centers, the Belvedere Clinical Center, and the Loyola/Notre Dame Library.
  • How fast is HoundNet?
    Depending on your hardware, current wireless technology can operate at speeds up to 54Mbps and often provides an online experience comparable to that of traditional wired networks.
  • Can I still connect to the traditional wired network?
    Yes, all wired connections inside residence halls and in certain academic and social areas at Loyola will still provide access to the data network and Internet using a Category 4 (or higher) ethernet cable.
  • What you’ll need to connect to HoundNet:
    A wi-fi capable device wireless network card capable of supporting either 802.11a, g, or n.

eHoundNet - FSA - Encrypted Wi-Fi for Faculty, Staff and Administrators

eHoundNet - FSA is an encrypted wireless network that provides Loyola employees with a secure method for connecting to Loyola data and the internet. This wireless network was specifically set up for employees and gives them elevated privileges over HoundNet. While both networks can be used, it is suggested that faculty, staff and administrators use eHoundNet - FSA for the increased capabilities it provides. For assistance in connecting to eHoundNet please view our instructions.

eduroam

Eduroam is a worldwide federated network access service which allows members to use each other’s secure wireless networks by logging in with their home institution’s email address and password. Eduroam is available to members of the Loyola community traveling to other participating institutions, and to visitors to Loyola from other universities.

Knowing Which Network To Use

Note: “e” stands for “encrypted”


Students Faculty, Admin, and Staff Visitors
HoundNet X    
eHoundNet-FSA   X  
HoundNet-Guest     X
 HoundNet-Gaming  X