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Network and Internet Access via Computer Registration

All Pepperdine faculty, staff, students, and visitors must register their computer or mobile device before accessing the Internet on a Pepperdine campus. The WavesConnect computer registration system manages access to the University wired and wireless networks. This registration system 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, 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" or "Faculty/Staff" from the drop down menu.
  6. Click "Register."
  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 Guest Self-Registration

If you are a guest visiting a Pepperdine University campus, you will need to register your computer or network device to use our network. Guest registrations allow access to standard web browsing and common VPN technologies, but restricts other types of network connections.

  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.Click "Start" next to the heading "Self-Registered Guest."
  3. Enter the required information: name, contact phone, and reason for visit.
    (This information is only used to contact you if there is a problem while your computer is on campus. If you enter false information here, your computer is subject to blacklisting).
  4. Click "Register"
  5. Wait for the progress bar to complete or reboot your computer.
  6. Registration is now complete. You must re-register every 24 hours.

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.