Connecting to Penn State Wireless
Transition to new on-campus wireless Internet service complete
Penn State's transition to the new Wireless 2.0 on-campus wireless Internet service is complete. As of July 1, the University's legacy Wireless 1.0 Virtual Private Network (VPN) was discontinued; all users should convert to the University's new wireless service for on-campus Internet access. The new service is easy to use and only requires a one-time setup. To download connection software and go through a step-by-step setup, visit http://wireless.psu.edu/setup.
Wireless 2.0 - No VPN Required:
1. What Do I Need?
To get connected to the Penn State Wireless 2.0 service, you'll need:
- A Penn State Access Account.
- A laptop with an 802.11 compatible wireless network card. You can purchase a wireless adapter card from the University's Computer Store. To obtain a list of cards, enter wireless adapter in the search field at http://computerstore.psu.edu/.
- Instructions for All Devices and Platforms.
The Penn State Wireless 2.0 service incorporates recent 802.1X wireless authentication and encryption methods that are aimed at enabling an improved level of security and improved performance. You no longer have to download a VPN or relaunch a VPN session when moving from building to building. Just open your laptop and you'll see the psu network.
2. Unplug and Fire Up a Connection!
It's easy to get connected to Penn State Wireless 2.0. All you have to do is:
- Power up your laptop.
- Use the psu wireless network for your tasks.
Visitors to our campus may access wireless Internet service from their personal computer at any participating Visitor Wireless location.