Connect to Penn
Welcome to Penn! Follow these steps to get your devices ready to use with Penn's networks.
To connect to Penn's wireless network for the first time, first connect to the AirPennNet-Help network, and then open a web browser. You'll be redirected to the XpressConnect application and guided through the setup process to configure your computer for wireless access. Thereafter your computer will automatically connect to the AirPennNet wireless network. You can repeat the process on your smartphones and tablets, too. See this chart for a full list of connectable devices.
Download and install Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) (OS X download, Windows download) free of charge. This will help keep your computer clean and safe from viruses and malware. Penn provides SEP for all current students, faculty, and staff so you never have to worry about purchasing antivirus software. Everyone needs to have antivirus software installed, even on Macs!
Get Free Software
Penn provides a wide range of recommended software for its users. These applications may be useful as you begin your Penn career:
|Application||Operating System||Type||Get It|
|Adium||OS X||Instant messaging||Download|
|Adobe Reader||OS X and Windows||PDF reader||Download|
|Flash Player||OS X and Windows||Flash video player||Download|
|Symantec Endpoint Protection||OS X and Windows||Antivirus and antimalware|
|Thunderbird||OS X and Windows||Email and news||Download|
|Windows Automatic Update Service||Windows||Software updates||Download|
|XpressConnect||OS X, Windows, iOS, and Android||
Configuration for AirPennNet
(Penn's secure on-campus wireless network)
A full list of Penn's recommended and supported software, including download links, is available here.
Every person at Penn has a designated Local Support Provider (LSP) who can help with your computer problems and questions. To find your LSP, use these lookup tables:
Visit the main page of the Computing Resources site to get information about software and hardware, services, configuration, and much more!