Networking is the design, construction, and use of a network (wired and wireless internet and intranet), which includes the physical components (cabling, hub, bridge, switch, router, etc.), selection and use of computer software and telecommunication protocol for using/managing the network, as well as the establishment of operation policies and procedures related to the network.
Your University network username and initial password is the same as your University-issued e-mail account. You can get this login from BisonWeb, under View E-Mail Addresses.
If you do not see a Howard-issued address, contact the Help Desk
See Checking Your Login below to verify you have the correct credentials.
Note: At this time, Student E-mail and Network Passwords are maintained separately and are not synced. (Faculty/Staff accounts are synonymous.)
University employees may contact the Help Desk to obtain their network login credentials.
To quickly check your network login, you may may attempt to login to http://secure.howard.edu. If you are unsuccessful, go over the instructions again, and if you still need assistance, contact the Help Desk.
In compliance with the Howard University Password Security Policy, network passwords are required to expire every 90 days, starting October 15, 2012. To avoid problems, users should change their password prior to expiration. To learn how to change and create strong passwords, Click here
The University's enterprise wireless network is named "HOWARD".
Users may login to the HOWARD network using their University-issued e-mail/network username (see above). See these instruction on how to set up connections on Mac OS Lion 10.7 or Windows 7/8 quick / Windows 7/8 detailed.
You can also configure the wireless network on your wireless device. For instructions on configuring it on an iphone, click here.
There is also a "VISITOR" wireless network for users without a University login. This provides internet access only.
Howard‘s network can be accessed remotely when off-campus using our web-based virtual private network (VPN).
Users may login using their Howard e-mail/network username. To access the VPN go to http://secure.howard.edu.