Aruba Wireless Guide

Wireless SSID (Network IDs):

  1. asu: WPA2, 802.1x AES Encryption
  2. asu-visitor: Captive Portal/Community Service Access/Open/No encryption


This SSID is the most secure wireless connection available and is recommended for use by faculty and students. It uses 802.1x for authentication with your ASU user name and password. This SSID supports the 802.1x security standard as well  WPA2.


This ssid provides NO encryption. This network id requires the use of any Web Browser to gain access to the network. Visitor users will receive a captive portal browser login screen and will be given the option to login as a visitor (with their email address). Visitor access will be open to web browsing only with other limited services. All services accessed via this ssid will have a bandwidth cap per user of 500kbps. Sensitive information should be transmitted via encrypted methods such as HTTPS, SSH or VPN. This ssid is to be used for Appalachian community service and visitor access by those users who do not have an official Appalachian computer user id. Since it is open/non-encrypted, it MUST NOT be used for official University business.

See the Wireless Coverage Guide for wireless presence/availability.

Updated May 22, 2013