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 enter them where prompted and, if your device asks, accept Wayne State's certificate. Find full instructions for common devices below.

Common issues

Having trouble connecting to WSU-SECURE? Here are some of the most common problems:

  • Have you changed your WSU password recently? Update your network settings with your new password. After a password reset, you may need to forget the WSU-SECURE network to prompt the login page to update your password. Learn how to forget a WSU network at kb.wayne.edu/84375.
  • If you have configured the network before with the Secure Wireless wizard, completely delete the network from your device and start over with the instructions below.
  • Not all devices are compatible with WSU-SECURE. See our device compatibility guide for more information.
  • If you are still having trouble, please contact the C&IT Help Desk for assistance. 
Windows 10
Follow the steps below to configure WSU-SECURE on a Windows 10 device.
  1. Select the Wireless Network icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen.



  2. Select WSU-SECURE from the list of available networks.



  3. Enter your WSU AccessID and password when prompted.



  4.  If you are prompted, click Connect to successfully complete the configuration.



  5. You are now successfully connected to WSU-SECURE. Your wireless connection icon will now show you are connected to the Internet.

If the above instructions don't work, use the following workaround then repeat the instructions listed above.

  1. Click on the wireless network bars in the bottom-right corner of your screen.



  2.  Choose Network Settings and then click Manage Wi-Fi Settings.



  3. Click on any WSU network and choose Forget.



  4. Now repeat the initial setup instructions above. 

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Windows 8 and 8.1
Follow the steps below to configure WSU-SECURE on a Windows 8 or 8.1 device.
  1. Select the Wireless Network icon in the bottom-right corner of your screen.



  2. Select WSU-SECURE from the list of available networks.



  3. Enter your WSU AccessID and password when prompted.



  4.  If you are prompted, click Connect to successfully complete the configuration.



  5. You are now connected to WSU-SECURE. Your wireless connection icon will now show you are connected to the Internet.

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Windows Vista/Windows 7

Follow the steps below to configure WSU-SECURE on a Windows 7 computer.

  1. Select the Wireless Network icon in the lower-right of your screen.



  2.  Choose WSU-SECURE from the list of available networks.



  3.  Enter your WSU AccessID and password into the prompt.



  4.  If you are prompted with a security alert, click Connect to successfully complete the configuration.



  5. Windows organizes your networks for security. Designate WSU-SECURE as a Public network.



  6. You are now connected to WSU-SECURE. Your wireless connection icon will now show you are connected to the Internet.

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Mac OS X (MacBooks)

Follow the steps below to configure WSU-SECURE on a Mac OS X computer.

  1. Turn on your Wi-Fi and choose the WSU-SECURE network.


     
  2. Enter your WSU AccessID and password in the prompt.


     
  3. Accept Wayne State's certificate. You may now be prompted to enter your computer password to approve changes. When you have completed these steps, you will be connected.


If the above instructions don't work, use the following workaround then repeat the instructions listed above.

  1. Open System Preferences, and select Profiles. If Profiles is not a choice, you don't need to follow this workaround. Connect as described above.



  2.  Select the WSU-SECURE profile and delete it by clicking the (-) button. If the WSU-SECURE profile is not present, just connect as instructed above.



  3. Connect to the network as instructed above.

 

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iOS (iPhones and iPads)

WSU-SECURE can be easily configured on an iOS device.

  1. Make sure Wi-Fi is on, then select WSU-SECURE.



  2. Enter your WSUAccessID (username) and password. Click Join.
  3. Accept Wayne State's certificate. You are now connected to the internet.

     

 

Having issues with those instructions? If you recently upgraded the iOS on a device that was already connected to WSU-SECURE and you are now having trouble accessing WSU-SECURE, follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Profiles.


     
  4. Delete the profile for WSU-SECURE.



  5. Connect the the network as instructed above.

Finally, if those instructions do not work, connect to the network manually.

  1. In Wi-Fi settings, select Other...



  2. Enter WSU-SECURE for the network name, choose WPA2 Enterprise security, and enter your AccessID and password. Your device should now connect to the network.
  3. Still having problems? Please contact the C&IT Help Desk for assistance

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Android

Follow the steps below to configure WSU-SECURE on any Android device. Android devices are highly customizable by manufacturers, so your options may have different names and looks.

  1. Make sure Wi-Fi is activated in your device settings. Depending on your settings, you may be prompted with a selection of networks. If not, visit Wi-Fi settings and view the available networks. Choose WSU-SECURE.



  2. Enter your Wayne State AccessID and password where prompted. If your device offers additional settings, choose PEAP for EAP Method and choose MSCHAPV2 for Phase 2 authentication. Click Connect.



  3. You are now connected to WSU-SECURE. Look for the Wi-Fi symbol in your device's menu bar.

 

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Chrome OS (Chromebooks)

 

WSU-SECURE is fully compatible with Chrome OS. Just follow the instructions below to get connected.

  1. Click on your account photo on the lower-right of your screen, then select Settings in the pop-up.



  2. Under Internet connection, click the drop-down arrow and select WSU-SECURE.



  3. Click Configure.



  4. Leave all the settings as the default, but enter your AccessID for Identity and your password in the corresponding field.



  5. You are now be connected to WSU-SECURE

 

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Note: These instructions were prepared with default versions of each operating system. Your device manufacturer may have applied custom Wi-Fi settings interfaces. Contact your device manufacturer for assistance if the instructions below do not suffice.