The Ferris State University wireless network is accessible for all faculty, staff, administration, and students. It is currently available at most outdoor locations, and has been deployed within many buildings, including the common areas of the residence halls. For a quick reference on the wireless networks, click here.
When connecting to FerrisWiFi
If it asks to select an encryption, select WPA2 before entering your username and password.
Supported Public Networks
When searching for available public networks, be sure you connect to a supported network device. Ferris access points are named the same throughout campus to allow for quick identification.
Supported Private Networks
Wireless access points (WAPs) can be purchased by students from the Student Technology Services department. These devices will allow you to connect wirelessly while in a residence hall room. Certain residence halls already have wireless throughout, including student rooms, so you may not need to purchase your own WAP. Devices configured by the STS group all use a specific naming scheme. (If you have purchased a wireless device from a location other than the STS, you will need to configure it using the provided instructions.)
StudentAPxxx Wireless devices purchased from STS. These devices are password protected.
While searching for a wireless network, you may come across a number of unsecured connections; the names will likely be Linksys, D-link, or Workgroup. Due to security concerns, the University does not support any unsecured connections. Be advised that the use of an unsecured network by a person other than the network owner is considered by some branches of law enforcement as illegal.
Last modified: 12/1/2011
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