The current k-state.net wireless network is being permanently removed Tuesday, Oct. 25. All K-Staters need to immediately move their laptops, mobile devices, and other wireless devices to the university’s more secure “KSU Wireless” system. Those who have not switched by 5 p.m. today will lose wireless access.
Information Technology Services is hosting walk-up clinics 11 a.m.-2 p.m. today and Wednesday just outside the Food Court in the K-State Student Union to help students and faculty/staff connect wireless devices to the new system.
Students living off-campus and faculty/staff should use the new “KSU Wireless” network. Those living in residence halls and Jardine Apartments should use the new “KSU Housing” network.
To set up wireless on your own, go to wireless.k-state.edu on your devices and follow the instructions. For assistance outside the clinics, stop by the IT Help Desk in 214 Hale Library.
Kansas State University is moving to a new wireless system for laptops, mobile devices, and other wireless devices. The new “KSU Wireless” (for students living off-campus and faculty/staff ) and “KSU Housing” (for those living in residence halls and Jardine Apartments) will be the primary wireless systems for K-Staters.
The current k-state.net will be turned off Oct. 25.
To aid in the transition, Information Technology Services is hosting several “KSU Wireless” walk-up clinics on the following dates in the Union, just outside the Food Court.
- Thursday, Sept. 15
- Tuesday, Sept. 20
- Wednesday, Sept. 28
- Thursday, Oct. 6
- Tuesday, Oct. 11
- Wednesday, Oct. 19
- Tuesday, Oct. 25
All clinics are 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you would like assistance getting your devices attached, please stop by with your devices. To try it on your own, go to wireless.k-state.edu on your devices and follow the instructions. For assistance outside the clinics, stop by the IT Help Desk in 214 Hale Library.
K-Staters can now connect to the more secure WPA2 Enterprise wireless network using their eID/password. Faculty, staff, and students who use the wireless network and are on campus during the summer are encouraged to connect today, before the rush of new students and employees in August.
- Individuals who do not live in residence halls or Jardine Apartments will use the KSU Wireless SSID (network name) instead of the k-state.net SSID.
- Students living in residence halls or Jardine Apartments will connect to the KSU Housing SSID.
Instructions on how to connect to this more secure wireless network are available at wireless.k-state.edu/connect, which has links to an easy-to-use, automated configuration tool for Windows, Mac OS X, Ubuntu, Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android operating systems. For manual configuration instructions, see the Wireless at Kansas State University document (PDF).
On Aug. 1, the k-state.guest SSID will be disabled, and K-Staters will no longer be able to connect to the wireless network using this SSID. Campus visitors will use the KSU Guest SSID, which will not require an eID/password. KSU Guest will restrict access to enterprise systems such as K-State Online, webmail, iSIS student information system, and HRIS employee self-service.
On Oct. 25, the k-state.net SSID will be disabled, and K-Staters will no longer be able to connect to the wireless network using this SSID. Note: If you do not switch to KSU Wireless, you will not be able to use K-State’s wireless network on Oct. 25.
Information about K-State wireless networks is available at wireless.k-state.edu. If you need assistance, contact your departmental IT support staff or the IT Help Desk, 785-532-7722, firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 12, Information Technology Services increased the security of the wireless network by migrating from WEP to WPA2 Enterprise. K-Staters will find three new SSIDs (network names) in their list of wireless networks available on campus:
- KSU Wireless (for all K-Staters)
- KSU Guest (for campus visitors)
- KSU Housing (for residence hall and Jardine residents only)
K-Staters will use the more secure KSU Wireless network. To access “KSU Wireless”, users will be routed to an automated configuration tool that requires signing in with an eID and password.
Campus visitors will use the KSU Guest network, which is unencrypted and will not require an eID/password. KSU Guest will be restricted to not allow access to K-State Online, webmail, iSIS, HRIS, Service-now, VPN, and the financial information system, which will protect those systems.
The current wireless network (k-state.net) that requires the WEP key will be disabled Oct. 25.
Our goal is to improve the security of the wireless network and simplify access. Since mid-June, SIRT and system administrators have been testing the new WPA2 Enterprise wireless network. Watch for more about WPA2 Enterprise in future articles.
For more information, see Wireless Networks at K-State and use the Wireless Network setup tool to configure your device.