Network and Internet Access via Computer Registration

Recognized security standards note that that the first step in securing a network is to know who and what is connected to it. WavesConnect computer registration system streamlines access to the University wired and wireless networks, while automatically creating an inventory of the connected people and systems. We use this system to increase the safety of connecting to Pepperdine's network and provide appropriate access for staff, student and visitor roles.

WavesConnect associates your computing devices (laptop, desktop, phone, or other device) with your official Pepperdine University NetworkID. In the case of campus visitors it associates the device with their name and phone for 7 days of full internet access, or a calendar day quick connect option with no association but provides access to the Internet via Web or common VPN technologies only.

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Connection Instructions for Faculty, Staff, and Students

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You will be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.
  2. Read and agree to the Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy.
  3. Click "Start" next to the heading of "Current Students, Faculty and Staff."
  4. Enter your NetworkID and password. (Don't know your password?)
  5. Select "Student", "Faculty/Staff - University Owned" or "Faculty/Staff Personally Owned" from the drop down menu.
  6. Click "Continue."
  7. Wait for the progress bar to complete or reboot your computer.
  8. Registration is now complete. You must register your computer or device annually.

Connection Instructions for Visitor Self-Registration

(create a 7 day full internet access account)

If you are visiting a Pepperdine University campus, you will need to register your computer or network device to use our network. This Self-Registration option allows 7 days full network access using your non-Pepperdine email as an account. Email, name and mobile number are required to associate your devices to your email address account and passcode sent via Text/SMS. This information is only used to contact you if there is a problem while your device is on campus. If you enter false information here, your device is subject to blacklisting.

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You will be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.
  2. Read and agree to the Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy.
  3. Choose the "Self-Registered Visitor" link and follow the instructions at that page.

You may register additional devices using the same email address and associated passcode received via Text/SMS.

Connection Instructions for Visitor

(daily Quick Connect with limited internet access)

If you are visiting a Pepperdine University campus, you will need to register your computer or network device to use our network. This Quick Connect option allows access to standard web browsing and common VPN technologies, but restricts other types of network connections. Registration is for the current calendar day and you may re-register daily.

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You will be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.
  2. Read and agree to the Computer and Network Responsible Use Policy.
  3. Choose the "Visitor" link and follow the instructions at that page.

Connection Instructions for Game and Video Devices

If your device has a web browser, follow instruction for "Faculty, Staff and Students" above. If your device has no web browser, try this:

  1. Use your computer to access wavesconnect.pepperdine.edu and accept the use policy.
  2. Choose the "Non-browser Devices" link and follow the instructions at that page.

Connection Instructions for Sponsored Guests

  1. Open a web browser on your device (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) and visit any web page. You will be redirected to the WavesConnect website for your location.
  2. Accept the use policy and choose the "Sponsored Guest" link.
  3. Follow the instructions provided by your sponsor or event coordinator to register your device.

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