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Settings for Wired and Wireless Network on Campus

The SMSU campus has both wired and wireless coverage. Wireless coverage uses 802.11g. This includes all of our Residential Halls and Residential Apartments, though signal strength does depend on your location.

In our Residence Halls, there are CAT5e (ethernet) jacks on either side of the room for wired network access. One side will have two jacks, but only the top jack is live. The bottom jack is disconnected and will not work. If you cannot get internet when plugged into the wall, contact the TRC Helpdesk so that your connection can be tested by our network support staff.

Mustang Laptop

Wireless Network:

Students, Faculty and Staff will use SMSU Network OnRamp when connecting to the wireless internet for the first time. This network is a tool that will configure your machine to access the SMSU wireless network, which will be the network you will use. Please click below for helpful documents on SMSU Network OnRamp setup procedures. 

SMSU WiFi for Laptops

SMSU WiFi for Androids

SMSU WiFi for iPhones, iPads and iPods


Wired Network:

Connect your computer to the ethernet jack, and open your internet browser. It should tell you that the site isn't trusted (in which case, just select 'I Understand the Risks') or it will bring you straight to the login page. Login using your StarID, and it will then prompt you to download Clean Access. Do so, and then make sure your Windows Updates and Anti-Virus are updated completely. For more information, visit our Student Computers page.

Guest Wireless

Guest will also use SMSU Network OnRamp, and select the Guest network during setup.

SMSU WiFi for Guests

Residential Halls:

Currently, SMSU is using a program called Cisco Clean Access out in the Residential Halls and Residential Apartments to prevent unauthorized or unprotected access to our network. When logging onto either the SMSU Wired or Wireless Networks in the Residential Halls or Residential Apartments, students must use their StarID Username (example: ab1234cd) and their password.

Academic Buildings:

When logging onto the SMSU Wireless Network in the Academic Buildings, students must use their StarID Username (example: ab1234cd) and their password.

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