The IT Service desk

Secure (Encrypted) Wi-Fi Service


Insecure (Unencrypted) Wi-Fi Service

Name: CSUMB Guest

AKA : Wi-Fi, Wireless Internet, Wireless networking

NEWS:  If you have a newer Mac and are having problems connecting to CSUMB wireless, you may have a problem with your disk permissions. To fix it, go to Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility. Select the main hard drive and click "Repair Disk Permissions". If this does not fix the problem, you will need to reset your PRAM and SMC:

  1. Reset PRAM of machine by holding (command, option, P, and R) upon machine restart. Do not let go of these keys until the second startup chime has passed.
  2. Reset SMC Controller of machine. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.

PURPOSE: CSUMB provides Wi-Fi 802.11 services throughout the Main Campus (Wi-Fi coverage map). This allows laptops equipped with 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n hardware to access the network resources wirelessly. No need to plug your laptop into an Ethernet jack on the wall. Most laptops today come with Wi-Fi hardware capable of 802.11b (maximum of 11 Mbps) or 802.11g (maximum of 54 Mbps) or 802.11n (100+ Mbps). Some locations on campus, such as the new Library, also support the higher speed 802.11n Wi-Fi networking.

The CSUMB Wi-Fi service comes in two variants.

  • The "CSUMB" Wi-Fi provides the same services with the added benefit of data that is transmitted across a secure, encrypted connection. This ensures that your data will not be compromised as it is transmitted wirelessly through the air from your computer to the network. IT@CSUMB recommends that the "CSUMB" service be used at all times. Using the "CSUMB" service is that you only need to log into the wireless once and can move freely about campus without reauthentication. 
  • The "CSUMB Guest" Wi-Fi service provides Wi-Fi services but without encryption. Customers using just the "CSUMB Guest" service must authenticate every time they change location on campus.

Wi-Fi service configuration instructions: