Wireless Ethernet at WSU

Accessing the Wireless Network

ITS Wireless Certificate Updated - 3-16-2011

On March 30th between 4-6 AM, Information Technology Services will replace the wireless certificate used to encrypt communication on both the WSU wireless and WSU ResNet (Residence Halls) wireless networks. Laptops, mobile phones, and other wireless devices will show a warning about the new certificate.

Additional configuration will be required for Microsoft Windows computers that connect to the wireless networks. Updates and instructions are available at /wirelessinfo/certupdate.

The update should be applied before March 30th to avoid an interruption in wireless service.

When you encounter a warning message about the new certificate, it is safe to 'Accept', 'Connect' or choose 'OK' when connecting to the WSU Wireless and WSU ResNet (Residence Halls) networks.

The automated updater, available from the above link, adds Thawte's DV SSL CA intermediate certificates and Primary Root CA. By doing so, the computer will successfully validate the new Thawte certificate used by the wireless networks.

AD.WSU.EDU domain-joined computers will automatically receive the update as part of being a domain member. The update does not need to be explicitly applied to any AD.WSU.EDU domain-joined computer.

The new Thawte wireless certificate properties are:

  • Subject Name:
  • Expiration 2/19/2016
  • Issued By: 'Thawte DV SSL CA'

For older platforms, including Windows XP and Windows Vista, it may be necessary to clear the Validate server certificate setting. Please consult the Client setup instructions for Windows XP and Vista for more information on how to clear this setting. For more information and downloads for other platforms, please consult certupdate.

Occupants of Residence Halls may wish to contact their RTA or RA for additional assistance. Staff, faculty and other affialiates of Washington State University are encouraged to first contact the local unit, school, or college IT support staff. Additional support is also available during normal business hours at CougTech at 335-HELP (4357) or CougTech. For emergencies outside normal business hours, please contact the Network Operations Center at 509-335-4949.

Wireless Upgrade Project

WSU Information Technology Services is preparing to install the next phase of its mobile technology by implementing an extensive next-generation wireless network across the Pullman campus. The project will address demands of the growing mobile user base by deploying the most current wireless technology and take advantage of the wide range of its potential capability to include increased speed and reliability. The project fully supports the University’s strategic plan by improving the delivery of academic programs.

Wireless Policy

The BPPM Wireless Internet Policy can only be accessed by a computer already up and running on the network. It is located at:

Wireless Locations

Wireless access is available at selected locations throughout the campus.
Campus Wireless Map

Information Technology Services, PO Box 641222, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-1222, 509-335-4357, Contact Us