AU Wireless is a broad wireless network that is available across the Auburn University campus. New coverage areas continue to be added and with the growth of technology, AU Wireless continues to become more accessible, reliable, and secure.
Auburn currently broadcasts multiple SSIDs. Depending on your location and your primary role at Auburn University, one or more of these SSIDs will be available for you.
AU_WiFi is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network, which means traffic cannot be easily obtained as it passes from a user's computer to the wireless access point. Because this traffic is secure, users may use insecure protocols (ex. pop3, imap, telnet, ftp, etc.). AU_WiFi has 802.11n access points for high speeds.
AU_GameNet is the wireless network for devices that cannot connect to AU_WiFi. These type devices are typically gaming consoles, such as the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft XBOX, and Nintendo Wii, but may include other type devices, such as Smart TVs and DVRs. AU_GameNet access points are located in residential halls and restricted to registered devices.
AU_Open is a wireless network strictly for visitors to campus that need temporary WiFi access (30 days or less). Users for this network require an account sponsor to fill out the request form for a Temporary Account.
AU_Guest is a publicly available resource that is managed and supported completely by Verizon Wireless.
Anyone can access the AU Wireless network via at least one of the SSIDs listed above. Please see the description for each SSID to find which selection best fits your needs.
Your computer needs a wireless network card installed or a wireless USB adapter. Wireless controllers should be 802.11n & WPA2 compatible.
If you do not have a network card, you can purchase and install this equipment on your own, or you can contact the Student PC Shop at (334) 844-9313. The SPCS will install a network card for you after you supply the card. The installation charges will appear on your bursar bill.
Most, if not all, new computers exceed these minimum system requirements:
AU Policies require that devices connected to the wireless network be sufficiently secure, meaning up-to-date anti-virus software and operating system patches.
OIT provides links to free anti-virus software in AU Install (www.auburn.edu/download).
Operating System updates are available through your device.
Wireless coverage is offered in most areas of campus and additional areas will soon have coverage. Current coverage areas are listed below:
Specific Academic Areas:
The AU_WiFi access points are fully encrypted. However, if you are off-campus and need an encrypted connection use a VPN (Virtual Private Network) Client. The Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client is available to Auburn University employees and students via AU Install (http://www.auburn.edu/download).
If you are not using a VPN client, you can still establish secure data connections when visiting websites that offer SSL connections.
NOTE: The following screen shots are from a Windows 8 computer but the Windows 7 or Vista users should also be able to follow along.
Network name: AU_WiFi
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Check: Start this connection automatically
When setting up AU_WiFi on Macs the user info will get cached. This information should be removed if a different user needs to log into AU_WiFi on the computer.
Network SSID: AU_WiFi
Security: 802.1x EAP
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA certificate: (Unspecified)
User certificate: (Unspecified)
Identity: your username
Anonymous identity: blank
Password: your password
To use AU_GameNet, you must register your device at http://gamenet.auburn.edu. Follow these instructions:
Once the new device is added to the system, please unplug its power and leave it offline for at least 15 minutes before trying to connect it to AU_GameNet.
If you have any problems, contact the OIT HelpDesk at (334) 844-4944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.