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Connecting to the Campus Wireless Network

SIUE-WPA and SIUE-WIFI are the two wireless networks available to SIUE faculty, staff, and students.


SIUE-WPA is the most secure of the two networks, providing wireless encryption that protects users' personal information and allows POP3, IMAP, telnet, and FTP access to SIUE resources.


SIUE-WIFI is an unencrypted network that is compatible with most computers and devices without advanced configuration. Because wireless communication across this network is not encrypted, SIUE-WIFI does not provide protection of personal information or allow access to select SIUE resources.

Configuration Tool for Connecting to SIUE-WPA

A configuration and repair tool has been created to assist users with establishing and repairing the appropriate settings for the SIUE-WPA Secure Wireless Network. Currently this program is only available for Windows XP and Windows Vista. (Instructions are available for configuring the Mac OS for use with the SIUE-WPA Wireless Network.) This tool can be used to setup an initial connection to SIUE-WPA or repair a problem with your configuration. Click the logo next to your operating system to download the relevant version of the program.

Click the logo of your system to download the relevant version of the configuration tool.
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Manual Instructions

After running the configuration and repair tool, you will be prompted to log into the wireless network with your e-ID and password. If you are unable to immediately connect to SIUE-WPA, you might need to restart your computer for the program to finish configuring your settings.

Please note that this program will only work if Windows is managing your wireless card. If you are uncertain of this setting on your computer, contact the Student Technology Center or your computer manufacturer.

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