ECU Wired Network

Both residence halls and campus buildings include a wired network for desktops, laptops and other devices that can connect through an Ethernet cable.

File-sharing traffic is blocked. If you have an academic or administrative need to use BitTorrent, uTorrent, Vuze or other file-sharing application, please submit a Peer-to-Peer File Sharing exception form. For more information, see the file sharing page.

Connect desktops, laptops, TVs and other internet-ready, non-wireless multimedia devices to this network. Switches, routers and other networking hardware are not allowed on campus or in residence halls.


Connect to ECU’s Wired Network – Residence Halls

Registration is required weekly unless you register the device via the My Devices Portal.

  1. Plug your device into the network port using an Ethernet cable.
  2. Turn on the device.
  3. Open a browser and navigate to
  4. The page will redirect to the Wired Authentication Login page.
  5. Type in your PirateID and passphrase. Click Sign In. The Acceptable Use Policy dialog box opens.
  6. Read the policy. Click Accept. The Welcome Message dialog box opens.
  7. Click OK.
  8. The Campus Living home page opens. You are now connected to the ECU network.


Connect (register) a non-eduroam device

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If you live in a residence hall and wish to connect a smart TV or other internet-ready, multimedia device, please follow these steps to register the device in the My Devices Portal.

  1. Go to and log in with your PirateID.
  2. Read the Acceptable Use Policy and click the Accept button. The Manage Devices screen opens.
  3. Click the Add button to continue.
  4. From the Add Device screen, complete the device name, Device MAC address and description. Click Submit. You choose the device name and description. The MAC address is an alphanumeric, multi-digit number displayed on the device as the Wireless MAC or Wi-Fi address.