Secure Wireless :: How to Connect :: iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch)

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IMPORTANT: iPhones and iPod Touches must be running iOS 4.0 or later to use the HSUWireless-Secure network. iPad and iPad2 should be running iOS version 3.2 or later.

Recognizing that some people are happy to use basic text instructions and others feel more comfortable with graphical instructions, we've provided both here.

Text-only Instructions  (Jump to Illustrated Instructions)

Step 1: Prepare to download the installation profile

On your device, use Safari to visit this web page that you're viewing right now ( You can do this by connecting to the regular HSU Wireless network using WiFi, or by using your device's 3G cellular capability. You must use Safari; other browsers will not work for this process.

If you have previously installed the HSUWireless-Secure profile, you will need to uninstall it and replace it with the new one. To uninstall the previous profile, navigate to Settings --> General --> Profile --> Remove. If you have never installed an HSUWireless-Secure profile before, you will not see a Profile Button.

Step 2: Download the profile

Verify that you see and a lock icon near the top of your device's screen and tap HSU iOS User Owned Installation Profile

Step 3: Install the profile

You will be prompted to install the profile. Select Install. You may be prompted to tap your device passcode.

The word Signed will appear on your screen, with the signer as; this verifies that the profile can be trusted as the official HSUWireless-Secure profile. The Installer will prompt you to install and accept the necessary security certificates; when you see this request, tap Install Now.

Step 4: Enter your user credentials

You may be prompted to enter your Apple device password at this point. Do so. You will then be prompted to enter your HSU User Name and Password.

Step 5: Ready to go!

This completes the configuration process. To use the HSUWireless-Secure network when you're on campus, just verify that Wi-Fi is On and select the HSUWireless-Secure network, just as you would for any Wi-Fi network.


The Illustrated Version

Profile Installation

Here are the step-by-step profile installation instructions with screenshots; your screen may look a little different, depending on the iOS device you're using.

Step 1: Ensure you're connected to the regular HSU Wireless network using WiFi, or by using your device's 3G cellular capability.

Step 2: Tap the Safari application icon.

Step 3: Direct Safari to the webpage containing these instructions that you're viewing right now at

Step 4: Scroll down until you see the link to the installer application.

  • Verify that you are on the correct website (
  • Tap on the link shown under Step 2 and outlined in red in the illustration below

Step 5: The Installer will start.

  • Make sure the Installer is Verified and signed by
  • Tap the Install button
  • You may be prompted to type your device passcode.

Step 6: The Installer will prompt you to install and accept the necessary security certificates. To start this process, tap Install Now.

 Step 7: Enter your HSU User Name at the prompt and tap Next to continue.

Step 8: Enter your HSU Password at the prompt and tap Next to continue.

Step 9: Tap Done to finish installing the profile.

 Connecting to the network

After you've installed the profile, all you need to do is connect to the HSUWireless-Secure network and 'Forget' the HSUWireless network, so you always connect securely:

Step 1: From your home screen, tap on the Settings icon.

Step 2: Tap on Settings->Wi-Fi.

Step 3: Ensure Wi-Fi is ON, then tap the HSUWireless-Secure network to connect to it. If it doesn't connect right away, turn Wi-Fi off and then back on again.

Step 4: Tap the blue button next to HSUWireless to display the connection properties.

Step 5: Tap the Forget this Network button.

Step 6: Tap the Forget button to confirm your action.

And that's it. Now, whenever you're on campus, you can automatically connect to the Internet on your iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad using the HSUWireless-Secure network.

Note that, if you have never connected to any campus network before, or if you've been away for more than 30 days, you will need to accept the CSU Responsible Use Policy by signing the document digitally with your HSU User Name and Password before being permitted to connect.


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