WIRELESS CONNECT

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.

 

General Questions

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?
Yes. Students, faculty, and staff can print using the wireless network. There are three printing options available, which are discussed below.

1) PrintWright Service

Students, faculty, and staff can print to any PrintWright location across campus using the wireless network. You can find help and usage instructions on the PrintWright website.

2) Personal Wireless Printers

Students, faculty, and staff can print to a personal wireless printer using the wireless network. CaTS recommends using your printer manufacturer’s cloud service for wireless printers. These services provide support for mobile devices and any device with email capabilities.

Connect your printer to one of the following wireless networks: WSU_EZ_Connect or Student-Wireless. Configuration details vary among printers; the documentation and software that you received with your printer should be used if available. If you do not have access to this documentation, use the following links to obtain documentation specific to your printer:

HP Printers
Drivers, software, and documentation: http://www.hp.com/support
HP ePrint Cloud Service: http://www.hp.com/eprint

Epson Printers
Drivers, software, and documentation: http://www.epson.com/support
Epson iPrint Cloud Service: http://www.epson.com/iprint

3) Network and Departmental Printers

Faculty and staff only can print to network and departmental printers using the wireless network. Here's how to do so for Windows and Macintosh computers.

Windows Computers
  1. Connect to the WSU-Secure wireless network, following the instructions on the Wireless Authentication website.
  2. Once connected, you can print wirelessly to any network printer you have installed.
  3. If you don't have your desired printer installed, or if it's not available, visit http://printers.wright.edu to install one.
  4. If the printer you need to use is not listed, please contact the CaTS Help Desk.


Macintosh Computers
  1. Connect to the WSU-Secure wireless network, following the instructions on the Wireless Authentication website.
  2. Once connected, you can print wirelessly to any network printer you have installed.
  3. If you don't have your desired printer installed, or if it's not available, visit http://support.wright.edu.printers to install one.


I'm a student living on campus. Can I use a wireless printer in my room?
Yes, students living in the residence halls can print to a wireless printer. See the question above titled "Can I print using the wireless network?" for more information.


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.


 

 

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