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Wireless Information

ASU’s wireless network is split into different connectivity options listed below. Remember to NEVER connect to a wireless network that is NOT one of ASU’s SSID’s, as other wireless networks are of unknown origin and could contain serious privacy and security risks to users.

Also, please remember that it is against ASU networking policies to install personal wireless access points anywhere on campus. These unauthorized access points can interfere with ASU’s wireless network and cause security issues as well.

AstateSecure

This is now the recommended connection for all wireless users, as it is available for use for any device that is WPA2-Enterprise capable! This includes Androids as well as many other devices such as PCs, Macs, and iDevices. It is a much more secure and convenient way to connect to ASU’s wireless network and is now considered to be the recommended connection over AstateAnywhere. One of the major advantages of using AstateSecure over AstateAnywhere is AstateSecure does not use web-authentication to connect. It is always on and available to all Astate wireless users. No registration is required.

Usually, all you have to do is just point your device to AstateSecure, accept the certificate and connect using your username and password. No \ASTATE or \STUDENTS prefix required! However if you are having problems with your iDevice, you can go here for manual setup instructions: http://apps4.astate.edu/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=357

AstateAnywhere

This is an open wireless network that requires web-based authentication, and is now considered to be the primary connection for those devices that cannot connect using WPA2-Enterprise. After connecting to AstateAnywhere, you will need to open a web browser and attempt to browse to a website. The wireless network will redirect you to a login page. Then you will need to follow the login instructions on that page.

Astate Guest

This network should not be used by students as there are limitations. 

Additional Technology Information

More information about wireless connectivity and other technology topics can be reviewed in the Student Technology Manual.