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:
- 1 GB RAM recommended
- 200 MB Disk Space
- Mac OS X: Version 10.6 or higher (64-bit only)
- Windows 7 or higher
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:
- AU Concourse
- Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum (60% coverage)
- Boyd Residence Hall (Dorm J)
- Broun (Katie) Residence Hall (Dorm 02)
- Burton Residence Hall
- CDV Kitchen
- Dobbs Residence Hall (Dorm D)
- Dowdell Residence Hall (Dorm 05)
- Dowell Residence Hall (Dorm G)
- Duncan Residence Hall (Dorm B)
- Dunn Residence Hall (Dorm E)
- Foy Union Building (Cafeteria, Lounge, Patio, Ballroom, Diversity)
- Glenn Residence Hall (Dorm 06)
- Graves Residence Hall (Dorm F)
- Haley Center
- Harper Residence Hall (Dorm 01)
- Hollifield Residence Hall (Dorm A)
- Jule Collins Smith Art Museum
- Keller Residence Hall (Dorm 09)
- Knapp Residence Hall (Dorm H)
- Lane Residence Hall (Dorm 07)
- Leischuck Residence Hall (Dorm L)
- Little Residence Hall (Dorm 03)
- Lupton Residence Hall (Dorm 08)
- M Residence Hall (Dorm M)
- Owen Residence Hall (Dorm 10)
- Quad Center (Main Lobby)
- Ralph Brown Draughon Library (RBD)
- Sasnett Residence Hall (Dorm K)
- Sewell Residence Hall
- Teague Residence Hall (Dorm 04)
- Toomer Residence Hall (Dorm C)
Specific Academic Areas:
- Aerospace Engineering Building
- Allison Physics Labs (306, 227)
- Biggin Hall
- Broun Hall
- Cary Hall (136)
- Cater Hall
- Center for Children, Youth and Families
(Human Sciences Annex)
- Chemistry Building (151)
- Comer Hall
- Corley Building
- Draughon (Caroline) Extension
- Dudley Hall
- Duncan Hall
- Duncan Extension
- Dunstan Hall (CSSE)
- Engineering Shop 1 (bottom floor)
- Engineering Shop 2 (bottom floor)
- Extension Hall
- Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building
- Funchess Hall
- Haley Center
- Harbert Center
- L Building
- LAB Sciences Classroom
(115, 202, Auditorium, Courtyard)
- Leach Science Center (3131, 208)
- Lowder Business Building
- Mary Martin Hall (400)
- McWhorter Center
- Miller Gorrie Center - Building Science
- Miller Hall (1st floor - west)
- Nichols Center (Navy)
- Parker Hall (1st floor)
- Peet (Telfair B.) Theatre (Auditorium)
- Poultry Science Building
- Ramsay Hall
- Ross Hall
- Samford Hall
- Shelby Center for Engineering Technology
- Sciences Center (Auditorium)
- Smith (O.D.) Hall (1st floor)
- Spidle Hall
- Student Athletic Development Center
- Swingle Hall
- Telecommunications and ETV
- Terrell Hall (dining area)
- Textile Engineering Building
- Thach Hall (112)
- Tichenor Hall (201)
- Upchurch Hall
- Vet School
- Bartlett Raptor Hospital
- Carson Barn
- Goodwin Barn
- Greene Hall (Vet. Med. Library)
- Hoerlein Small Animal Clinic
- Laster Raptor Education Center
- Linear Accelerator Build
- McAdory Large Animal Clinic
- McClary Dairy Barn
- Multipurpose Teaching
- Overton Auditorium and Rudd Student Center
- Scott-Ritchey Research Center
- Vaughan Large Animal Teaching Hospital
- Ware Imaging Center
- Wolfe Barn
- Walker Pharmacy Building
- Wallace Center (107, 111, 2nd floor)
- Wilmore Laboratories
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.
- Click the wireless icon in your system tray.
- When your available wireless networks are visible, select AU_WiFi and press "Connect".
- You should now be presented with a login form. Enter your Auburn University username and password and then press "OK".
- Right-click the wireless icon in your system tray and select Open Network and Sharing Center
- Click Set up a new connection or network
- Select Manually connect to a wireless network and press the Next button
- Fill out the following information and press the Next button
Network name: AU_WiFi
Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Check: Start this connection automatically
- Click Change connection settings
- Select the Security tab.
- Choose a network authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP) and press the Settings button.
- If you put a check in the box next to Cache user information for subsequent connections to this networks Windows will save your username and password and allow you to connect automatically. After changing your password, you will have to remove this check before you can type in your new password.
- Check Validate server certificate or Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate
- Check Connect to these servers
- Type clearpass.auburn.edu
- Check AddTrust External CA Root
- Select Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2) from the drop-down list.
- Check Enable Fast Reconnect
- Press the Configure... button
- Check Specify authentication mode
- Select User authentication from the drop down box
- Do NOT press the Save credentials button
NOTE: During your first connection, you may receive the following notification. Click Connect.
How to connect with Linux
- Click wireless icon and select "Edit Connections..."
- Press the "Add" button.
- Select "Wi-Fi" from the connection type dropdown and press the "Create" button.
- Enter the "Connection name" value Arbitrary. Select the "Wi-Fi" tab enter the "SSID" value AU_WiFi.
- Select the "Wi-Fi Security" tab and enter or choose the following values:
- Security: WPA & WPA2 Enterprise
- Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
- CA certificate: AddTrust_External_Root.pem
(file path: etc/ssl/certs)
- PEAP version: Automatic
- Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2
- Username: your-Auburn-username
- Password: your-Auburn-password
- Press the "Save" button.
How to Connect your Blackberry to AU_WiFi
- Select the Manage Connection icon
- Check "Wi-Fi"
- Select "Set Up Wi-Fi Network"
- Scan For Networks
- Select AU_WiFi
- Enter your username (don't enter @auburn.edu) & password
- From the CA certificate dropdown, select AddTrust External CA Root
- Press "Connect"
- Save this connection with the profile name "AU_WiFi".
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.
- Delete the AU_WiFi connection:
- Turn off the AirPort (click the AirPort icon on right end of top menu bar. Select Turn Off AirPort)
- Open Network Preferences (on menu when you click the AirPort icon)
- Select AirPort in the left column of Network Preferences then click Advanced
- Under the Advanced Tab, delete the AU_WiFi connection. Select AU_WiFi from network list by clicking it. Then, click the minus sign at the bottom of the column to delete it.
- Under 802.1x Tab, delete User Profiles (click on it to select then click minus), and delete Login Window Profiles (click on it to select then click minus)
- Open a new Finder Window (Click in the Dock)
- Applications -> Utilities -> Open Keychain Access
- In left column top menu (keychains) select Login, then select Certificates in the bottom menu (category)
- Delete clearpass1.auburn.edu (control+click then select delete)
- In bottom menu select Passwords. Delete WPA: AU_WiFi
- Open a new Finder Window
- Click on Macintosh HD -> Users -> username -> Library -> Preferences
Note: you may see library listed when you click open up the finder window. This is NOT the right one. You need to be in the User's Library, not the Macintosh HD Library.
- You will have to expand the window before you will be able to tell which file to delete. Click on the two parallel vertical lines under right scroll arrows and drag right.
- Delete com.apple.eap.profiles.plist (control+click -> Move to Trash)
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:
- Visit http://gamenet.auburn.edu and log in with your Auburn username and password.
- Enter the MAC address and a name for your device (ex. "John's PlayStation of Awesomeness").
- Press the "Create Device" button. Your newly added device should appear in the "List Devices" table.
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.
- On the PS3 Home Menu, browse to Settings > Network Settings > Internet Connection and select "Enable".
- Scroll down to "Internet Connection Settings" and press the X button. You will be asked if you want to continue, select "Yes".
- When asked for "Selecting a Setting Method", select "Easy". You will be asked for your preferred connection method; select "Wireless".
- From the next window, select "Scan". You will see a list of Wireless connections in your area. Highlight "AU_GameNet" and press the X button.
- Press the right button to continue. Do not press the X button as this will edit the SSID.
- For the WLAN Security Setting, select "None" and press the X button. You will see a summary of your connection details; press the X button to save them and proceed to testing.
- Press the X button to save your settings and proceed to testing.
- Select "Test Connection" and wait. If the test is successful, then you have connected your PS3 to the Internet. If the test fails, contact the Student PC Shop.
Thanks to http://uk.playstation.com for the instructions.
- On the Wii console's main menu, click on the 'Wii button' in the lower left corner.
- This will take you to the settings screen. On this screen, click on 'Wii Settings'.
- In the 'Wii System Settings', click on the blue arrow on the right to reach the second screen of options. On this screen, click the 'Internet' button.
- Select 'Connection Settings'.
- Select an open connection, indicated by 'None', as shown:
- Select 'Wireless Connection'.
- Select 'Search for an Access Point'.
- At this point, the Wii console will search for any identifiable Access Points nearby. Once this search as completed, you will be direct to choose the Access Point that you wish to connect to, as shown. Click 'OK' to display the list of available Access Points.
- Select your "AU_GameNet" from the list of available Access Points. If your Access Point is not displayed, contact the OIT HelpDesk.
- Click 'Save' followed by 'OK' to save your connection settings...
- ...and select OK again to start an automatic connection test.
If the test succeeds, Internet Setup is complete and your Wii console is wirelessly connected!
- Your XBOX should connect to AU_GameNet automatically. If you want to check this connection, click the "System" tab, and then click "Network Settings".
- On the "Network Settings" page, select "Edit Settings".
- On the "Edit Settings" page, select your wireless settings on the "Basic Settings" tab.
- On the "Select Wireless Network" page, select "AU_GameNet".
- On the "Apply Settings" page, click "Test Xbox Live".
- If this is the first time you have connected your Xbox to Xbox Live, you'll probably be prompted to apply an update. Congratulations—this means you have successfully connected to Xbox Live! Click "Yes, update now". Your Xbox will restart and will then be ready for use. If there are no updates, the Xbox Live Connection page shows that you're connected to Xbox Live. Press the "Y" button on your controller to continue.
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Click "Tools" and "Internet Options."
- Press the "Advanced" tab.
- Scroll down to the security section. Uncheck "Check for server certificate revocation."
- Press "Apply" and "OK."
Last Updated: January 21, 2016