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When possible use an ethernet cable to connect to the network. Wireless can only support about 5% of the bandwidth of a wired connection. If everyone were to watch YouTube videos or download large files at the same time, the wireless network would quickly reach capacity and your data wouldn't be able to get through.

The "SPU-Wireless" network is available throughout campus and supports IEEE 802.11 a, b, g and n network adapters.

Personally owned wireless access points are not allowed on campus.

 

How To:

These instructions are for personal computers, iPhones, iPod Touches and other devices with a web browser.

Personal Devices

  1. Connect your device (laptop, smartphones, iPad, etc...) to SPU-Wireless The network key is case sensitive and is (SPU-Wireless).
  2. Open a web browser and log in with your SPU Username and Password.

SPU-Managed Computers (Wireless)

SPU-Managed computers are configured to automatically connect to a hidden network called SPU-Business. This network provides heightened security and performance over SPU-Wireless. Contact the HelpDesk for more information.

Common Problems:

The "SPU-Wireless" network is available throughout campus and supports IEEE 802.11 a, b, g and n network adapters.

Wireless Signal Strength and Interference

Wireless connectivity can be a tricky thing since so many factors go into maintaining a strong and reliable connection. If you are experiencing weak or intermittent wireless performance, try

repositioning your laptop or sitting in a different location.

We are continually working to expand and enhance wireless network coverage. If you are in an area with seemingly bad wireless coverage, please report this to the CIS Help Desk (206-281-2982) so that we can make improvements.



Last Updated: 5/19/2011