Connecting to Ferris WiFi on iPhone/iPod

Note: If your device askes for an encryption protocol when you first attempt to connect to the main campus wireless, use WPA2.


The FerrisWiFi network requires that all mobile devices be registered before successfully connecting to the Internet. Here are the steps to get connected to FerrisWiFi.

  1. Tap Settings.
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  2. Verify that Airplane Mode is off. Tap Wi-Fi, then tap the appropriate Wi-Fi zone named FerrisWiFi. If Airplane Mode is ON, tap the slide bar so that it reads OFF.
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  3. When asked, use the case-sensitive password FerrisWiFi.
  4. Once the connection has been made, a check mark should appear to the left of the zone that you connected to. Press the Home button located at the bottom of your device to return to your home screen.
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  5. You are now connected to FerrisWiFi, but if this is the first time you have connected to the FerrisWiFi using this device, you'll still need to register it before being able to access the Internet. To begin the registration process, tap a browser icon. For this tutorial, we will be using Safari.
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6.  You will see an "Isolation Notice." This notice simply means that you haven't been given access to the network yet.

Isolation Notice

7.  Read and accept the "Proper Use Policy" agreement. Without agreeing to the "Proper Use Policy," you will not be able access the Ferris Network.

Proper use Policy

8.  The "Welcome to the Ferris State University Network" screen will come up. Click Start>> located across from the Students/Employees option.

Ferris University Network

9.  Type in your Ferris Computing ID (MyFSU ID) and password into the boxes of the "User Registration" section and click Login.

Network Registration

10.  You will be taken to a "Success" page with a progress bar. Please wait for the bar to finish before continuing.

11.  Once the progress bar has completed, you should be successfully registered and able to browse the Internet using FerrisWiFi. If you have any problems or receive a message that your device could not be registered, contact the Technology Assistance Center for help.

Last updated: 03-18-2013