Connecting to Wireless Network | Webster University

Connecting to Webster's Wireless Network

Windows (Webster-Owned PCs)

1. Connecting to Webster's wireless network with a Webster-owned PC: If you are at a Webster campus, your Webster-owned PC will automatically connect to Webster's WU_Wireless  network when you are not on a wired connection. This will happen in the "background" and you will not need to take any action.

2. Connecting to your home or a public network with a Webster-owned PC: The first time you connect to your home network or a public network with your Webster-owned PC, you will be prompted by Cisco AnyConnect to choose which wireless network to connect to. The Cisco AnyConnect window opens when wifi networks are detected. In the Cisco AnyConnect window:

a. Click on the wireless network you want to join.

b. Click Connect.windows1

c. You will be prompted to enter the password for the network in the Key box.

      • You may also need to adjust the Security setting for the network you are joining. If it is your home network, this is the security option chosen on initial setup; for public networks, verify the security settings with the provider.

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d. Click OK and you will be connected to the internet.

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 If AnyConnect does not automatically open the first time you try to connect to your home or a public wifi network, there are two ways to open the application manually:

1. Click the menu arrow on the Task Bar to the left of the clock, and then click the Cisco AnyConnect icon:

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2. Click Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client in your Windows Start Menu or in the Cisco folder in the All Programs menu:                               

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  3. When the Cisco AnyConnect window opens, in the Network section, select the wireless network you want to connect to: 

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4. You will be prompted to enter a key (password) for the wireless network you are accessing:

      • You may also need to adjust the Security setting for the network you are joining. If it is your home network, this is the security option chosen on initial setup; for public networks, verify the security settings with the provider.

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When you click OK, you will be connected to the wireless network and internet.

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Windows (Personally-Owned PCs)

Note: Personally-owned PCs do not use Cisco AnyConnect. Only Webster-owned PCs use Cisco-AnyConnect.

  1. Locate the wireless icon in your system tray. 

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 2. Locate WU_Wireless and click Connect.

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3. You will see a message to accept the security certificate. Click Connect.

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4. You will be prompted for a username and password. Enter your Connections username and password and click OK.

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5. You will now be connected to WU_Wireless and can access the internet.

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Mac

  1. From your Macintosh desktop, click on the wireless icon.mac1
  2. Click Open Network Preferences.mac2
  3. Click on Turn Wi-Fi ON.mac3
  4. Click again on the WiFi icon, and from the drop-down menu, choose WU_Wireless.mac4
  5. You will then see the login screen below. In the User Name field, type in your Connections ID (Connections username) and in the Password field, type in your Connections password. Click Join

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6. The next step is the opportunity to view the Authenticating Certificate by clicking on Show Certificate. If you do not want to view this Certificate, click on Continue.mac6

7.  When you see this next dialog box, enter your Connections username and password.mac7

8. You are now connected to the WU_Wireless network.

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9. You can now open a browser and use the Internet as you would with a wired connection. When you finish using the WU-Wireless connection, there is no need to disconnect – you will be automatically disconnected when you move out of range. WU_Wireless offers greater security, which includes benefits such as no longer having to re-authenticate when you arrive on campus or move between buildings.

 

Android

  1. Open the wireless options on your Android device.
  2. Locate WU_Wireless.

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3. Click on WU_Wireless to connect.

4. Fill in the required information. (You may need to scroll down to find the password box).android2

5. Click Connect

6. You will now have internet access on your phone

 

iOS

  1. Open the wireless options on your iOS (Apple) device.
  2. Locate WU_Wireless.

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3. Click on WU_Wireless to Connect.

4. Fill in the required information.

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 5. Click Join.

6. Click Trust on the certificate screen. ios3

7. You will now have internet access on your mobile device (phone/tablet).ios4

8. Locate WU_Wireless and click Connect