Wireless Network | Webster University

Wireless Network

Wireless internetBeginning Tuesday, January 30th there will be a new wireless network at Webster. This new network is called WU_Wireless and is slated to replace the current Webster wi-fi network.  To give people time to transition to the new network both the current webster-wifi and the new WU_Wireless will be available until April 27, 2018 when we will transition fully to the new network, turning off webster-wifi.    

WU_Wirelsss will be available anywhere Webster-wifi is currently broadcast including most US extended sites.  

The new WU_wireless network offers some benefits, you will no longer have to log in again when you move between buildings on campus, the new infrastructure offers more options for expanding secure access to applications via wireless and printing to network printers will be available when connected to wireless for Faculty and Staff.   

We have created some instructions on how to connect your Windows, Mac, Android or iOS device to this new network. Those instructions and more information can be found here.


Game Consoles, Wireless Printers and Media Streaming Devices

Residents may have a device which will not support 802.1x, such as gaming consoles like Xbox, Playstation, and Wii, wireless printers, or media streaming devices, such as Apple TV, Roku, WD TV, and Amazon Fire. Residents can submit a request to the IT Service Desk to access a separate wireless network, “WU_Res_Gaming_&_Devices”, using WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access) authentication. The resident will need to provide his or her name, apartment number, and wireless MAC address of the device. Upon approval, the resident will receive a pre-shared key, which they will use to authenticate the approved device to the network. 

How to find a MAC Address

A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a number that identifies the network adapter(s) installed on your computer or network device. The address is composed of up to 6 pairs of characters, separated by colons. You may need to provide your MAC address in order to successfully connect to a network. To find your MAC address on any system with a network connection, use one of the following methods.

  1. Go into system settings or network settings and look for wireless MAC or hardware ID.
  2. Look for a UPC label (usually located on the back or bottom of the device) for the wireless ID or wireless MAC.    

If you need assistance with locating the MAC address for your device, please contact the IT Service Desk.