Wireless Networking - Big Rapids Campus

The Ferris State University wireless network is accessible for all faculty, staff, administration, and students. It is currently available within many buildings, including the common areas of the residence halls. For more details view the quick reference on the wireless networks.

When connecting to FerrisWiFi

If your device 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.

Available to Employees and Students
Secure (encrypted)
Case-sensitive password: (FerrisWiFi)
Available in all academic and administrative buildings
Requires Ferris username and password
Must register devices with network to connect
Access to Canvas, MyFSU, and the Internet
Students must have an approved antivirus program and critical Windows' patches installed
Requires Fortinet Persistent Agent, except for on mobile devices

For students in on-campus residence locations
Registration not required
Ferris username or password not required
No registration required for gaming devices
Access to Canvas, MyFSU, and the Internet
Secure (encrypted)
Case-sensitive password: (FSUatHome)

* Devices taken to academic areas will need
to be registered. (e.g. laptops or mobile

For Guests
Not Secure, use at your own risk
Only in select locations
Doesn't require a Ferris username or password
No registration required
Access to Internet, MyFSU and Library resources, but not Canvas 

For Educational Use Only
Works with any institution that is connected to Eduroam
Log in using: [email protected] or your institution’s domain credentials.

Unsupported Networks

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.