Open access, but secure, wireless is available in a limited number of University locations for the convenience of
our prospective students and their families. This service
provides Internet access and limited access to on-campus web sites, but includes all access necessary to review prior to
admission, but admission and registration steps may also be performed using this network.
Other University publicly-available sites and the full Internet are also accessible.
Who Gets Access
Open wireless access is available for anyone visiting the supported facilities, but it is specifically designed for use
by prospective students who have yet to be admitted and for use by their family members. This is not to be used
by staff, faculty, or current students.
Signs are pending installation that will document the availability of the open wireless network along with the Pre-Shared Key
(PSK or password) required for connectivity. This key will rarely change, so enjoy full access to the Internet and
appropriate MSU resources during your visit.
Currently, the open wireless network exists in Cass Hall, Garnett Library, Meyer Library, Plaster Student Union, and Putnam
Center. Please note, once a student has been admitted, access to University wireless
networks are available at all 1,200+ locations around the campuses.
How to connect
Connecting to the open wireless network is a breeze.
Start by turning on the wireless radio on your laptop or mobile device.
Bring up the list of available wireless connections and connect to the 'MSU Open'
wireless network. Your device should prompt you for the Pre-Shared Key, PSK, or password:
enter the key, which should be posted around the building or can be obtained from most offices in the building.
Your device should connect almost immediately!
Students, Staff, and Faculty
Open wireless access is not intended for current students, staff, or faculty as it has less
access to resources than the standard University Access
. Remember, even admitted
students that are not registered for classes will still retain University Access.