Wi-Fi upgrade and refresh

Wayne State C&IT is rolling out a new wireless network 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.

Over 4,000 access points on WSU campus.Number of daily internet users at WSU. Wifi upgrade has been approved for $4 million.


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.


Recently upgraded buildings

  • Old Main
  • State Hall
  • Ghafari Hall
  • Scott Hall
  • Mazurek Education Commons
  • Matthaei Complex
  • UGL
  • Student Center
  • Manoogian, General Lectures & St. Andrews
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Education
  • Atchison
  • Ghafari
  • Towers Residential Suites
  • University Towers
  • Cohn
  • FAB
  • Law
  • Science Hall
  • Chemistry
  • Purdy/Kresge Library
  • Maccabees
  • AAB
  • Public Safety (WSU Police)
  • IBio
  • TechTown
  • 1200 Holden
  • Linsell House
  • Bio-Science
  • Life Science
  • Science and Engineering Library
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Tech
  • Bio-Engineering
  • Custodial/Grounds
  • University Services (FP&M)
  • Reuther Library
  • Mort Harris Fitness and Rec Center
  • Rands House
  • Art Building
  • Art Community Center
  • Schaver
  • McGregor

Upcoming buildings

  • DeRoy Auditorium
  • Tierney House
  • Shapiro Hall
  • The Welcome Center
  • The Bookstore

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 Sept. 24, 2018