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On-campus Wireless Connectivity for Personal Technology

The instructions and information below are provided as a service to the University community.  While the Service Desk provides support for ThinkPads issued by Information Systems, we hope that this information is useful to those who have personal laptops and mobile devices. Important notes about these instructions:
  • they are NOT for ThinkPads issued by Information Systems.

Windows 7 and 8

These instructions are for computers using the built-in Windows wireless software.

Click the Windows wireless icon on the taskbar to view available networks.  You should see a new profile (WFUconnection)  Choose the profile, and click Connect.   You will be prompted to enter your Wake Forest University username and password during the connection process.

Windows XP

Please view these instructions for guidance.

Mac OS

Please visit our Apple Resources page for further information

Linux Computers and Mobile Devices

Some of these devices may require setup or configuration.  For iPhones: tap Settings > WiFi.  You should see a list of available networks.  Select the appropriate network from the list, and enter your username and password when prompted. Special thanks to Ching-Wan Yip, Instructional Techology Analyst for Physics, for development and maintenance of this page: Ubuntu settings for WFU wireless.