Get Help

Online: Request Help
Phone: (707) 826-4357 • Hours
Email: help@humboldt [dot] edu
Walk-In: Library 120 • Hours
Reset HSU Password
System Status

Services For


Wireless :: Download PolicyKey Software

You can install the PolicyKey software before you arrive on campus to speed up your wireless registration process.  Simply download the installer that matches your OS and double-click the downloaded file.  Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

Windows PolicyKey Installer

Mac PolicyKey Installer

Wireless :: Windows 7 Wireless Connection Instructions

1. Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center

Right-click on your Wireless Network Connection and select Enable

Windows 7 control panel

Wireless :: Windows 7 Registration Instructions

Step 1: Connect to the Campus Wireless Network

Enable wireless networking on your Windows computer and connect to HSUWireless using the icon in your System Tray.

Step 2: Once you are connected to HSUWireless, open a web browser.

Wireless :: Windows XP Wireless Connection Instructions

1. Hover your mouse in the system tray (bottom right hand corner) over the networking icons to identify the wireless connection.

Wireless network icom in Windows System Tray

2. Right-click the wireless networking icon and select View Available Wireless Networks.


Menu with View Available Wireless Networks selected

Wireless :: Mac OS X Wireless Connection Instructions

Follow these instructions to configure your Mac to connect to the Humboldt State University Wireless Network.

1. On the menu bar, select AirPort: On and choose HSUWireless

 AirPort menubar with HSUWireless highlighted

Wireless :: Which Macintosh OS Do I Have?

If you don't know what operating system is running on your Mac, here's how you find out:
  1. Click the Apple menu in the top left corner of the screen.
  2. Select "About this Mac"
  3. Look for the numbers after "Version"

Wireless :: Regular Wireless Access Overview

HSU's regular wireless is similar to the public wifi services at airports and coffee shops. Speed and performance are generally good, but users will not be able to access certain areas of the HSU wired network, such as departmental fileshares and wired printers, without the use of a VPN connection.

Wireless :: Which Windows OS Do I Have?

If you don't know what version of Windows is running on your PC, here's how you find out:

Wireless :: Security Requirements

Humboldt State University uses network access control (NAC) software to provide more secure and reliable network access for everyone on campus. This means that, when you first request to connect to the wireless network, you will be asked to download and install a small software program called the SafeConnect PolicyKey.

Wireless :: Windows XP Registration Instructions

1. Client Security Agent (CSA) Download

Please enter your HSU User Name and Password then select your device type. Click the button to download Client Security Agent (CSA) on your machine.

If you do not know your HSU User Name or password, please see the Account Activation page.