Mobile & Wireless

Wireless

Wesleyan provides wireless networking throughout the campus, including dormitories, academic and administrative buildings. You will also find wireless signals in outside gathering areas such as the patio in front of the Usdan Campus Center.

The Wesleyan wireless network is compatible with any machine that is equipped with an 802.11b/g/n and 802.11 ac. Wesleyan uses Aruba for wireless access.

Assistance logging into wireless.

Wesleyan participates in Eduroam, a secure, world-wide wireless access service developed for theinternational research and education community. If you are visiting campus from a participating institution, you can connect to Eduroam with your home institution's login credentials. Eduroam is secure and easy to use. Join the eduroam network that appears in your wireless networks.

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If you are traveling or studying abroad, you may access wireless at any institution that participates in Eduroam. Once you connect to Eduroam, that connection will persist regardless of where you are as long as the other institution is participating.

Participating US Institutions

Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A virtual private network (VPN) extends a private network and the resources contained in the network across public networks like the Internet. It enables a host computer to send and receive data across shared or public networks as if it were a private network with all the functionality, security and management policies of the private network. This is done by establishing a virtual point-to-point connection through the use of dedicated connections, encryption, or a combination of the two. It allows Wesleyan users to connect to the Wesleyan network from off-campus with a secure connection so the data being accessed is protected.

Most services and applications are easily accessible from off-campus. A few that access highly secure data or remote desktop access require VPN access to work. 

Global Connect VPN for Mac

Global Connect VPN for Windows

Setting up VPN for iPhone/iPad

Setting up VPN for Android

Guest Access

Guest are welcome to access Wesleyan's wireless network. Guests may obtain access via a self-registration page that is presented upon connecting to the Wes-Guest network. Once connected, a page will request an email address and optional cell phone number where a username and password will be sent. This article has more detailed instructions. Guest accounts will be valid for 72 hours. Guests on campus longer than that may register as often as needed. If you are unable to use the self-registration option, you may also request a wireless guest account at the Usdan Information desk or in Olin Library. Staff at these locations can create a guest account that will enable you to connect to the Wes-guest network.

Guest Access to Wesleyan Computers

If you would like to use a wired Wesleyan-owned lab or library computer with a guest account, you can request access from staff in these locations. Staff at the library and Usdan Information Desk may give you access to a guest account for this purpose.

Conferences and Large Groups

Sponsoring a conference or event? Are the attendees from other academic institutions? If so, then they may already have access to wireless via Eduroam. If their host institution is a member of Eduroam, then they will be able to access Wesleyan's Eduroam network upon arrival.

Otherwise, conference guests are encouraged to use the self-registration system for wireless access. If participants need to login to Wesleyan-owned computers in the computer labs or libraries, be sure to tell Events and Scheduling so appropriate access is set up.