Skip to main content
Wake Forest University

Wireless Networking

Modified on: Wed, Jan 4, 2023 3:15 PM


WFUwireless is the preferred and recommended wireless network for students, faculty, and staff with all capable devices. This network provides unrestricted, fast bandwidth to campus and Internet services including network printing, library databases, course registration, and more. 


WFUwireless-legacy is a network that may be used by students, faculty, and staff with older devices (using 2.4Ghz such as Raspberry Pi, iPhone 4s, and older). This network provides unrestricted bandwidth to campus and Internet services.


WFUguest is an open wireless network for our campus guests such as family and non-WFU friends who would like access to the Internet. WFUguest does not require a sponsor or a password. This option is not intended for use by our WFU students, faculty, and staff because access to internal campus network resources is restricted and slower network speeds will be observed on this network. 

Note that WFUguest is not available in the following locations:

  • LJVM Coliseum

  • Bridger Field House

  • Deacon Tower (BB&T Field)

  • Tennis Center

  • Brookstown Inn


WFUmydevices is the network that should be used to connect game consoles and other entertainment devices (such as Apple TV, XBox One, Playstation 4, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, Nintendo DS, etc.) to the network. This network provides unlimited bandwidth. In order to use WFUmydevices, users should first:


Whether moving across campus or spending time studying or working at another research and education institution, eduroam provides our Deacs with seamless internet connectivity. More than 10,000 eduroam hotspots are available at universities, research centers, academies, schools, and other research and education institutions in more than 100 territories around the world. As eduroam grows, more and more hotspots are appearing in additional places such as libraries, museums, transit stations and coffee shops.

As an eduroam partner, our students, faculty, and staff can connect using WFU credentials when visiting other eduroam participating institutions around the globe. Wherever you see 'eduroam' appear in your list of Wi-Fi networks, you can get online. See the interactive map.


IQGuest is an open wireless network for Wake Downtown guests who want quick and easy access to the Internet. IQGuest does not require a sponsor or a password. This option is not intended for use by our students, faculty, or staff because access to internal campus network resources is restricted and moderate bandwidth limitations are in place for this network.

Was this answer helpful? Yes No

Sorry we couldn't be helpful. Help us improve this article with your feedback.