IT Services
Networks & Connectivity

Wired Network Connections

Available to

  • Sheridan employees, students & visitors


Related Pages

High-speed network jacks are available in academic and administrative spaces throughout the College. Wired network connections offer users data connections that are faster and more secure than wireless.

Key Features

  • Secure: wired network connections are more secure that wireless
  • Fast: wired network connections offer speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second

Things to Note

  • Users who are attempting to connect to a network jack in an area served by Sheridan’s academic network (classroom, lab or open access area) will need to authenticate before being granted access to the network.

  • If you are a laptop user who is running a Virtual Machine (VM) on their computer (e.g. VMware Fusion; Parrells Desktop; VirtualBox; Xen; etc.) and you are plugging your computer into a network jack in classroom or lab, you will need to ensure that your virtual machine's network adapter is set to NAT. Bridged networking will NOT work on Sheridan's academic network.

Service Availability

Network services are normally available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Occasionally, there may be brief outages when system maintenance is being performed. You can view the current status of the network on the System Status Dashboard.

Getting Started

For details on connecting to Sheridan's network please see the document linked below:


In Person Support

Available at the IT Service Desk.

Phone or Email

Call the IT Service Desk at ext. 2150 or send email to