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Internet Access


Fast, reliable Internet access to browse and search the World Wide Web, upload and download files and stream audio and video content is critical to working in an online environment. Online instructors and course builders must be able to connect to the Internet at work, from home and while traveling.

KSU Campus Internet Access

  • Hard-wired Ethernet access is available in many buildings on Kent campus. If you do not know how to connect the Internet using an Ethernet cable, contact your local IT person for help.
  • Encrypted wireless access (requiring FlashLine ID and password) and unencrypted Guest access is available on all Kent State University campuses via Flashzone.
  • View a view on how to connect to Flashzone wireless network on Mac OSx or Win.
Internet Access from Home
  • Cable broadband modem or DSL (telephone) modem with high speed Internet access plan.
  • Minimum download speed = 1.5 Mbps (megabytes per second); minimum upload speed = .384 Mbps.
  • Test home Internet connection download and upload speeds at Speedtest.net.
  • If using a wireless router, make sure the router can connect to 802.11 g/n wireless devices.
  • For assistance connecting to university resources from off campus, refer to the Information Service's Working from Off Campus web site page.
Internet Access while Traveling
  • There are several options for connecting to the Internet while traveling such as free wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), tethering via cellular mobile hot-spot, or using a mobile device with a data plan.
If you need help finding a solution to connect to the Internet while traveling, contact your local IT person.