Wi-Fi upgrade and refresh

Wayne State C&IT is rolling out a new Wi-Fi across campus. In addition to switching to a new provider, we are updating access points across campus and adding additional access points to areas with known connectivity issues. Over the next two years, we will invest over $4 million to deploy more than 4,000 access points across 100+ buildings. Buildings with the highest wireless usage will be upgraded first, including the addition of over 1,000 access points in the most trafficked areas on campus. Our new wireless network is built to provide the best signal to laptops, phones, tablets, media players, and other internet-capable devices (including smart locks in new Wayne State housing facilities).
  • Phase I: Replacement of access points in campus buildings.
  • Phase II: Addition of new access points in low-connectivity areas.
  • Phase III: Addition of new access points in popular outdoor spaces.

User impact

This upgrade will come at little impact. The project will not require any widespread downtime and no setup is required on your device to take advantage of upgraded connectivity. After the upgrade is complete, expect a few changes:

  • A more reliable connection and an easier time staying connected when you travel across campus.
  • A new login page for the guest network WSU-PUBLIC.
  • A security certificate may need to be accepted the first time you connect to WSU-SECURE after the upgrade. This will only happen the first time you visit an upgraded building. Learn more at kb.wayne.edu/384954.

Included buildings

  • 5425 Woodward Ave.
  • 5957 Woodward (Training Trailers)
  • 6050 Cass
  • 60 W Hancock
  • 95 W Hancock
  • Academic Administration Building
  • Alumni House
  • Art Building
  • Beecher House
  • Bioengineering
  • Biological Sciences
  • Bookstore
  • Chemistry
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Nursing
  • Community Arts
  • Computing Services Center
  • Custodial / Grounds
  • DeRoy Auditorium
  • Engineering Technology
  • Faculty Administration Building
  • Freer House
  • General Lectures
  • Harwell Field
  • Hilberry Theatre
  • iBio ( MBRB )
  • Jacob House
  • Knapp Law Classroom
  • Law Library
  • Law School
  • Life Science
  • Linsell House
  • Macabees
  • Manoogian
  • Matthaei
  • McGregor
  • Mort Harris Fitness Center
  • Mortuary Science
  • Multi-Purpose Indoor Facility
  • Music
  • Old Main
  • Physics
  • Prentis
  • Purdy/Kresge Library
  • Rackham
  • Rands House
  • Research/Tech Park
  • Reuther Library
  • School of Social Work
  • Science & Engineering Library
  • Science Hall
  • Shapero Hall
  • Simons 
  • Skillman
  • St. Andrew's Hall
  • Stadium Auxiliary
  • State Hall
  • Student Center
  • Tierney Alumni House
  • Undergraduate Library
  • University Services
  • Wayne State Stadium
  • WDET Studio
  • Welcome Center
  • 1200 Holden
  • Applebaum Pharmacy
  • ATEC
  • Bonstelle Theatre
  • School of Medicine buildings
  • North Macomb Center
  • Residence halls (excluding DeRoy)
  • Medical Lofts
  • Studio One Apartments
  • Woodward Gardens
  • Parking Structure 8

Answers to the most commonly asked Wi-Fi questions can be found at go.wayne.edu/wifi. If you need help connecting to Wi-Fi at Wayne State or if you have any questions about this project, please contact the C&IT Help Desk at 313-577-4357 or helpdesk@wayne.edu.

Last updated Nov. 2, 2018