How do I connect my gaming or smart device to the internet?

If your gaming device, smart TV or other internet capable device cannot connect to WSU-SECURE, you will need to register your device to connect to WSU-LIMITED, our private network for these devices. This network is unencrypted and NOT intended for use on smartphones or laptops. If you need assistance connecting one of these devices to WSU-SECURE, visit


Connect your device to WSU-LIMITED

 Residents in DeRoy Apartments must fill out a Device Exception form. Residents in all other Wayne State housing buildings may follow the steps below to access self-registration.

  1. Visit and log in with your WSU AccessID and password.
  2. Select Register Device.

  3. Fill out the required information:
    • Device name: A nickname for your device that you can identify.
    • MAC address: For steps to find your MAC address, visit If your device is not listed, please check your device's manual or manufacturer website.
    • Registered by: This will fill automatically with your AccessID.
  4. Click Register Device.

  5. Once you submit your request, you will receive a confirmation page. Please wait five to ten minutes  before connecting your device to WSU-LIMITED.
  6. WSU-LIMITED does not appear automatically. You will need to navigate to your device's Wi-Fi settings and select Add Network.

  7. In the SSID field, type WSU-LIMITED.
  8. If your device asks you for security options, select None.
  9. Connect to the network.

Managing and removing devices connect to WSU-LIMITED


  1. Visit and log in with your WSU AccessID and password.
  2. Click Manage Devices.

  3. Click the device you wish to remove or change. 

  4. Click Remove Device or Edit.
    • Remove Device: Removes the device's access to the WSU-LIMITED network.
    • Edit: Allows you to update the device nickname or MAC address.



  1. Click Delete Device, then click Make Changes.

  2. Please wait five to ten minutes for your changes to reflect.


Important information to remember

  • The Ethernet port in your room will always provide the fastest and most stable connection to the internet.
  • Wayne State students, faculty and staff should use the campus-wide WSU-SECURE wireless network for mobile devices.
  • Never share your password. WSU guests are welcome to use the campus-wide WSU-PUBLIC wireless network.
  • Wayne State's Acceptable Use policy governs your use of all campus networks.

If you experience issues configuring your device to the WSU-LIMITED network, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.


NOTE: WSU-LIMITED is NOT a secured network. If you need to access any personal information, please use a device that can connect to WSU-SECURE.