Connect to VSU Wireless Networks

Valdosta State University offers several wireless networks to help you stay connected and productive. Connect to the 5GHz (fastest) or 2.4GHz (legacy) WiFi network for your compatible laptops/mobile devices and the registered network for your IoT (Internet of Things) devices. While on a VSU transient bus, connect to our 3rd-party network. Campus guests and those from participating institutions of the Eduroam project can connect to specialized, designated networks.  

Got questions? Visit the Wireless FAQ page for answers. 
Need more help? Contact VSU Solutions Center.

  • VSU-WIFI and VSU-LegacyWiFi

    VSU-WiFi (broadcasted to 5GHz-supported devices only) and VSU-LegacyWiFi (broadcasted to 2.4GHz-supported devices) are secure and encrypted wireless networks geared for use on cell phones, laptops, and tablets by VSU students and employees.

    How to Connect to VSU-WiFi or VSU-LegacyWiFi

    Select VSU-WiFi or VSU-LegacyWiFi from your device's wireless network list.
    Enter required information. Connect.
    Select VSU-WiFi

    Androids & Chromebooks

    Some Android phones and Chromebooks may require you to specify some or all of the following settings:

    • EAP Method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
    • Domain/Suffix Domain: valdosta.edu
    • Certificate: select Do not validate (This may be a necessary workaround due to an undisclosed device bug.)
    • Identity: Enter your MyVSU Username (without the @valdosta.edu)
    • Password: Enter your MyVSU Password
    • Anonymous Identity: Leave blank

    Apple & Other Devices

    Enter your MyVSU username only and password into the appropriate fields and Join the network. 
    If prompted, choose to Trust the certificate

         Login with your MyVSU Account

     

     

     

     


    Expired Password/Connection: If it has been more than 180 days since your last connection to VSU-WiFi/VSU-LegacyWiFi or if maintenance has occurred that prevents you from connecting, you may need to select the Forget Network function on your device to remove the invalid VSU-WiFi/LegacyWiFi connection and then complete the steps above to establish a new connection.

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.

  • VSU-IOT (Internet of Things)

    VSU-IOT (campus-wide) and VSU-IOT-5G (VSU residence halls only) are the wireless networks designed specifically for Internet of Things (IoT) devices such as gaming consoles, smart TVs or speakers, streaming devices, wireless printers, and more. You must first register your IoT device before connecting to these networks.

    How to Register & Connect IOT Devices

    1. Visit mydevices.valdosta.edu on a computer or device other than your IoT device. Enter your MyVSU username only and password; click Log In.

    If prompted, read the Acceptable Use Policy; click Accept; click Continue. 

    2. Click Add on the Manage Devices page. Enter requested information and then press Submit:

    • Enter a Device Name that you can easily recognize.
    • Enter the IoT device MAC Address (also known as WiFi or physical address) separated by colons (example AA:BB:CC:11:22:33).
      Find Your MAC Address

    To register additional devices, click the Add button on the Manage Devices page and repeat the process. 

    3. When your device(s) is listed as Pending on the Manage Devices page, click Your Name/Emal in the top right corner and click Sign out.

     

    You can now connect your registered device to VSU-IOT or VSU-IOT-5G network. 

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.

  • VSU-Guests

    VSU-Guests is the wireless network designed solely for use by visitors of Valdosta State University, such as parents or vendors. Visitors must create a guest account that is valid for a limited time:

    Available Monday thru Sunday, 7AM - 11:59PM (EST) | 10-hours session duration


    How to Connect to VSU-Guests WiFi

    1. Choose VSU-Guests from your device network list and tap GUESTS: Create Account Here

    Create Guest Account screenshot

    2. Fill out required fields; Agree to the terms and conditions; tap Register.

    You will receive a text message and an email from donotreply@valdosta.edu that will include your guest username and password.

    3. Enter the provided Username and Password and tap Sign On.

    4. Read and Accept the Use Policy; tap Continue to connect to VSU Guests wireless network.

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.

  • Sponsored Guests WiFi Access

    Is your department hosting campus guests who need wireless access for an extended time (e.g., summer camp or weekend conferences)? If so, request a sponsored-account so your guests can access the VSU-WiFi and/or VSU-IOT networks for the duration of the sponsored event.

    Sponsored-Account Creation

    Go to solutions.valdosta.edu, click “Service Catalog” (the middle box on the homepage), and type “Sponsored Guest WiFi Access.” Then, click on “Network Services.”
      1. Once in the form, select “Request Sponsored Guest WiFi Access” for the Service, and you'll see the request form populate.
      2. Filling out the request’s information, you’ll need to simply follow the instructions on the form.

        The request for Sponsored Guest WiFi Access is included inside of our Network Services request form, so users will need to do the following to access it:

      • We will need a signed copy of our Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) from each guest BEFORE we’re able to create their account.
        • You can submit this by emailing the form to security@valdosta.edu, bringing it to the I.T. Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of Odum Library, or by uploading the form directly to the TSP request.
      • Often, the Request for Sponsored Guest WiFi Access is filled out for our summer camps to give participants WiFi access, and in many cases, these participants are minors. We are unable to accept an AUP signed by a minor, so we will instead need their sponsor (usually the camp counselor) to sign on their behalf.

    Sponsored Guest

    Upon approval, you will receive an email from 'noreply@valdosta.edu' that contains your guest login credentials (username and password).

    CONNECT PERSONAL DEVICES TO VSU-WIFI NETWORK

    To connect to the VSU wireless network on a personal device (e.g., cell phone or laptop), you'll need to log in to VSU-WiFi using the steps provided in this connection guide using the provided guest login credentials.

    CONNECT ENTERTAINMENT DEVICES TO VSU-IOT NETWORK

    1. To connect your entertainment devices (e.g., smart TV, game console, wireless printer, etc.) to the VSU-IOT network, you'll first need to follow this registration guide and use the provided guest credentials to register your device on mydevices.valdosta.edu.

    2. After registering your device, you'll be able to connect to the VSU-IOT wireless network.
    You will have access to VSU wireless networks for the duration the sponsored department requested.

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.
  • EDUROAM

    EDUROAM Connection Guide

    This is a secure and encrypted connection that is available to students, faculty, and staff associated with another higher education institution that is participating in the EduRoam project. Coverage may not include entire campus. If available, select eduroam from your list of networks and enter the email address and password from your home institution to connect. 

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.

  • WAAV-VALDOSTA (Transient Bus Network)

    WAAV-Valdosta-#### is a third-party open WiFi connection that is available on VSU shuttle and athletic buses that allow you to stay connected even when you are on the go.

    The hashtags are replaced by the four numbers assigned to the bus you are on.

    Open WiFI on VSU Buses

    Need help? Call VSU Solutions Center at 229.245.4357 or submit a ticket at solutions.valdosta.edu.