Your Guide to the Campus Wireless Network
CaTS offers a campus wide wireless network that is free to use. All residence halls and common areas at the university have the ability to connect to the wireless network. See the questions
below for specific information. If you have any questions concerning the wireless connection, please contact the Help Desk.
Wright State University recently added a new secure wireless network, called "WSU-Secure", that is accessible from the Dunbar Library and the Student Union. This connection requires a campus username and
password to use. Read more about this on the Wireless Authentication website.
What wireless connection speed does the university offer?
Wright State University’s wireless network currently uses the 802.11n standard. Since the 802.11n network standard is backward compatible with all 802.11a/b/g wireless cards, wireless cards with the
following labels should be compatible with the campus network: 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n.
Where can I use the wireless network connection?
The wireless connection is available in all student residence halls and all common areas of the university. However, you may experience
connectivity issues in the Nutter Center and the Creative Arts Center.
How do I connect to the open wireless network?
Any mobile device (smartphones, tablets, etc.) or laptop with a wireless network card built in should automatically see any available wireless networks in range. On that list will be a connection
called "WSU Wireless". This is the WSU wireless network. Simply connect to that network, and you'll be ready to go.
Can I use the wireless network if I'm a guest at the university?
Yes. Wright State University offers two open wireless networks for use without authentication. “Harborlink-Public Welcome” is available in the Student Union, Dunbar Library, and Joshi Research Center.
“WSU_EZ_Connect” is available across campus.
Can I print using the wireless network?
I'm a student living on campus. Can I use a wireless printer in my room?
Yes. Students, faculty, and staff can now print from their wireless computer to most of the PrintWright locations across campus. See the
website for more information.
In addition, faculty and staff can print to departmental printers by connecting to the university VPN
prior to sending a print job.
If you need to configure a printer on your system, connect to the university VPN and follow the instructions at https://www.wright.edu/cats/network_printers/index.html
Unfortunately, students living in the residence halls are unable to setup and use wireless printers in their rooms. If you want to use a printer in your room,
you will need to connect it to your computer with a USB cable.
Can students living in the residence halls install their own routers or access points?
We prohibit students from setting up their own routers and access points in the residence halls.