Wired & Wireless Networks
Wayne State offers wired and wireless high-speed internet access in all classroom buildings, dorms, apartments and offices. C&IT also manages network security for all connections across campus.
The networks available on campus include:
- WSU-SECURE: Users with an AccessID should connect to our secure wireless available across campus.
- eduroam: Visitors from other institutions can use their university's credentials to connect to the internet.
- WSU-PUBLIC: Visitors to campus can connect to our limited guest network.
- WSU-LIMITED: This network is for smart TVs, wireless speakers, and game consoles. You must have an AccessID to add a device to this network.
Wired & Wireless Networks
Who is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) is run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and offers discounts of $30 per month on internet bills and one-time discounts of $100 on connected devices.
How do I set up a wired internet connection in a WSU office?
Most buildings on Wayne State University's main, medical and health sciences campuses are connected to WSU's data communications network and are wired for an Ethernet connection. The same is true for the Macomb Center and ATEC.With an Ethernet connec...
How do I connect to WSU-PUBLIC?
WSU-PUBLIC is a guest Wi-Fi network that is available across campus for Wayne State University visitors. Follow the steps below to connect to WSU-PUBLIC.1. In the wireless internet options of your computer or mobile device, select SSID (network name)...
How do I connect to the wired internet in Wayne State residence halls and apartments?
Follow the steps below to connect to the internet in Wayne State University housing. Please remember that access to the WSU networks is subject to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy.
How do I activate a data jack?
If a data jack has not been in use or is newly installed, it may need to be activated. Data jack activation is a free service. Follow the steps below to submit an activation request.1. Use this form in your web browser.2. Complete the requested infor...
Does Wayne State offer Wi-Fi outdoors?
As of August 2020, outdoor wireless access points have been installed across campus. More access points will be installed on campus to increase signal strength.
How do I connect to WSU-SECURE wireless?
WSU-SECURE is available for most modern phones, tablets, and computers. This includes devices running modern versions of Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android. You can log in to the network with your Wayne State University AccessID and password -- just...
How can I optimize my home internet connection?
A stable internet connection is vital to a successful online meeting experience. If you are having audio dropouts, freeze frames, or frequently see error messages about bad network quality, then try these tips to maximize the quality of your internet connection.
What is Wi-Fi calling and how do I use my cellphone with WSU-SECURE for it?
Wi-Fi calling is a feature that is enabled across the Wayne State University campus where WSU wireless access points are found both indoors and out. This allows your device to make calls in areas where cellular service isnât as stro...
What is Eduroam and how do I use it?
Eduroam is a global wireless network access service that allows members of participating institutions to connect to wireless networks at universities, research labs, libraries and schools worldwide. Using eduroam, Wayne State University faculty, staf...
How do I connect to WSU-SECURE after updating my password?
You may connect to WSU-SECURE as normal after changing your AccessID password. Learn how to initially connect to WSU-SECURE on the C&IT Knowledge Base. NOTE: You may have to log in to Academica and log back out to trigger the password update.
What restrictions are placed on the use of the WSU-PUBLIC network?
The WSU-PUBLIC wireless network is subject to certain restrictions. The primary uses of this network are web browsing, email and connection to a VPN. A full list of permitted outbound traffic is located below. No unsolicited inbound traffic is permit...
Where is WSU-PUBLIC available?
WSU-PUBLIC is a Wi-Fi network designed for Wayne State University guests and visitors. WSU-PUBLIC is available anywhere Wi-Fi is available on WSU campus and does not require login credentials to access. More information Learn how to connect to WSU-PU...
How should I configure WSU-SECURE on a shared laptop?
When you configure WSU-SECURE, the wizard will store an encrypted version of your AccessID and password on the local hard drive. Your credentials are not at risk, but if someone else uses your computer, they will connect under your name. You are resp...
How do I get more Ethernet ports without a router?
An Ethernet switch may be used to access multiple Ethernet ports. C&IT does not recommend any particular Ethernet switch, but there are many affordable commercial options. Ports are available for purchase at the C&IT Help Desk. Note: Ethernet...
How do I connect my gaming or smart device to the internet?
If your gaming device, smart TV or other internet capable device is not compatible with the authenticated WSU-SECURE wireless network, you may register your device to connect to WSU-LIMITED at tech.wayne.edu/deviceregistration. Once you submit your d...
What is a Domain Name Service Request and how do I make one?
C&IT provides Domain Name Services (DNS) to the Wayne State University campus. DNS allows online resources to be accessed via commonly used names, such as www.wayne.edu.Assignment of static IP addressesAssignment of hostnamesManagement of domains...
What wireless network should I use for my device?
C&IT recommends using WSU-SECURE whenever accessible, including on mobile devices. The secure network is the safest, most simple and widely available network. Learn how to set up your device on our KnowledgeBase. To get the best connection, delet...
How many data ports are in my WSU residence hall?
Wayne State University residence halls are equipped with data ports. Refer to the list below for the number of data ports in your building. Anthony Wayne Drive, Ghafari, Atchison and Towers Residential Suites One port per common room. One port per be...
Where can students find discounted home internet services?
A variety of Internet service providers offer internet discounts for financially stressed individuals. These programs are offered by outside companies and are not affiliated with Wayne State University.
What is my MAC address?
A MAC address is a series of letters and numbers unique to every internet capable device. This address allows a network to recognize a device. Essentially, it is your device's name and address when connecting to networks.MAC addresses may be placed i...
What should I do if I cannot connect to the Wi-Fi?
Wayne State University offers wireless internet connectivity inside most buildings on main campus. Access is also available at the Macomb Education Center. As noted in the C&IT Wireless Access Point Use Policy, wireless access points installed by...