HSU operates two types of wireless network - one for staff, faculty, and students, and one for campus visitors. This page describes the staff/faculty/student wireless connection options; campus visitors, including parents, prospective students, conference and meeting attendees, and visiting faculty and administrators, should visit the Wireless Connectivity (Campus Guests) page.
The staff/faculty/student network offers two tiers of connectivity:
The following are general requirements for any personally-owned device connecting to campus wireless networks:
Note that, before you connect to the wireless network, your computer will be scanned to ensure it meets HSU wireless security requirements, and a small piece of software called a PolicyKey will be installed. The PolicyKey will let you know if your system ever falls out of compliance and tell you what you need to do to remediate the situation.To save time, you can download the PolicyKey software before you arrive on campus.
Your computer should automatically detect HSUWireless. To complete the process:
Your computer will then be checked to ensure it meets the following requirements (as relevant to your operating system):
Computers need go through this process only once a semester. Mobile devices such as smartphones are not required to use the PolicyKey software but must be re-authorized daily for wireless access.
The process of connecting to the eduroam network is automatic once you're registered with the network. Just follow the registration instructions on the eduroam service page.
Once your device is registered with the network, has passed any required security checks and other prerequisite software installations/configurations have been dealt with, you will be able to connect to the appropriate HSU wireless network. If your device ever falls out of compliance with the requirements for the networks, you'll see a screen advising you of the problem and how to fix it. For your convenience, we do permit you to connect to the HSU Technology Help Desk to log a ticket and to specific websites that will enable you to download updates to bring your system into compliance.
Please avoid sending unprotected personal information over HSU's wireless network. While HSU has adopted Gmail, which uses SSL encryption, as the campus standard email system, other email systems may not be so secure, and so unsecured SMTP (email) traffic is automatically blocked on the wireless networks.
Also for security reasons, certain ports are disabled for regular wireless access and some guest accounts to protect confidential information stored on the network. If for any reason you need for a particular port to be enabled, please contact your local ITC (staff and faculty) or the Technology Help Desk (anyone).
Online via your device's wireless network detection function.