Wireless Network

There are two Wireless networks available for use by students, staff, and faculty on main campus. For wireless Internet in university residences, please visit main campus wireless networks are:


The original wireless network on campus and the easiest to connect to if you are an infrequent user. No passphrase is required. However to actually use the Wireless you must login using your universal username and password. When you open a Web browser you will be redirected to the Wireless Authentication page. (If the browser does not redirect, you can manually redirect by typing in the following: )


This secure wireless network is the one students, faculty, and staff should connect to with devices they regularly use on campus. You only need to authenticate the first time you connect, and after you change your universal password. When your device is in range of any of our wireless access points, it will automatically connect to the Internet.

To connect any device/operating system, except for Windows 7, check for available wireless networks and select WWUwireless-Secure. When prompted, log in with your universal username and password. Do not forget to accept the certificate. Most devices will prompt you to accept the certificate immediately after you login.

Windows 7 Instructions

Windows 7 laptops usually require that you manually download and install the certificate.

NOTE: TKIP encryption is no longer supported on WWUwireless-Secure. If you have manually configured any devices using TKIP, including Windows laptops, they will need to be changed to AES encryption by 12/19/2013.

Wireless Check-out

Thanks to a Student Technology Fee-funded project, Western has wireless computers available for students to check-out at no cost. Students can enjoy wireless Internet access and e-mail from anywhere within the wireless coverage area, including the Viking Union, Red Square, and Haskell Plaza.

To check out a wireless laptop, bring your Western Card to one of the following locations:

Laptops can be checked out for up to four hours at a time.

Wireless Network Guest Account

Current faculty and staff can check out a username and password for off-campus visitors that require wireless network access. The checkout period is through midnight of the day the account is requested.