Wi-Fi Tips and Tricks

WWU Wireless, not CSCI Wireless

The Computer Science Department does not provide WiFi access. Instead, we offer a VPN that Students, Faculty, and Staff can connect to from Wi-Fi.

While we do not admin the Wi-Fi, we understand that connecting to the Wi-Fi may be a crucial part of your work, so we are here to provide support connecting client-side, and we can coordinate with the WWU network team in the event of widespread wireless problems (they do happen from time-to-time).

ResTek Documentation for Connecting with Windows, MacOS

ResTek has documented the process for connecting to the WWU wireless for a number of devices. Their documentation is linked below:


Connect to WWUwirelessSecure with NetworkManager

If you are using a Linux-based operating system, there are a few different options for configuring a connection to Wi-Fi. One option for configuring Wi-Fi on linux is to use NetworkManager. NetworkManager is a complete connection management solution.

Getting NetworkManager

If you are using a GNOME desktop environment, you may already be using NetworkManager. If you are using a Debian-based distribution and need to install NetworkManager, you can execute the command: sudo apt install network-manager.

To access the NetworkManager menus, you can open a terminal and run the command: nm-connection-editor.

Open the Wi-Fi Settings

On GNOME desktops, you can navigate to the connection-specific WiFi setting through the GUI:

1. Click on the system tray in the upper right corner of your main screen.
2. Click on the button that says “Wi-Fi”
3. Click on the button that says “All Networks”
4. Click on the Button labeled “WWUwireless-Secure.”
Opening the settings in the system tray. Open the connection settings.

Alternatively, you can open a terminal and run nm-connection-editor. Click on WWUwireless-secure to open the settings.

General Wi-Fi Settings

Nothing special should need to be set here: just accept the defaults. This may be a convenient place to see what you wireless device is called, for example wlp0s20f3

Wi-Fi General Settings tab

Wi-Fi Security Settings

Here is where things get tricky. In order to connect to WWUwirelessSecure, please set everything as below.

Wi-Fi Security Settings
Security: WPA/WPA2 Enterprise
Authentication: Protected EAP (PEAP)
Anonymous identity:
Domain: deviceregistration.wwu.edu
CA certificate: (none)
CA certificate password:
[X] No CA certicate is required
PEAP version: Version 0
Inner authentication: MSCHAPv2

For Username/Password fields, use your WWU Universal Login credentials, not an e-mail address.

IPv4 Settings

Default Settings here. Leave the address to be assigned by DHCP.

IPv4 Settings

IPv6 Settings

Default Settings here. Leave the address to be assigned by DHCP.

IPv6 Settings