Washburn uses the Cloudpath system to streamline registering devices on the WiFi network and provides a secure connection for users. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can connect to wireless internet and manage currently connected devices at wifi.washburn.edu

Our wireless networks use modern wireless data encryption and gives users access to the Internet and most online resources for the Washburn University and Washburn Tech communities.

If you have trouble connecting to wireless, contact Washburn ITS User Services at (785) 670-3000 or stop by the Help Desk in Bennett 104 at the Washburn campus or Building A East, Room 115 on the Washburn Tech campus.

Quick connect to wireless, step by step

Select a type of device:  

Android
iOS
Mac & Windows
Game Consoles, TVs, etc


View a complete step by step guide.


Android Quick Steps (for most Android devices)

(NOTE: Alternate Method – download/install the Cloudpath App first, but don’t run it)

1)    Connect to the wireless network called wu-wifi

2)    Check for the drop down and accept “Sign in to the Network” (you may have to swipe down from the top of the screen)

3)    Accept the License Agreement and click Start

4)    Go to wifi.washburn.edu in your browser

5)    Download and install the Cloudpath app per on-screen instructions

(**But DO NOT Run/Open it)

6)    Go back to your browser and hit “Continue”

7)    Click the “Washburn E-mail, Students, Faculty & Staff” link

8)    Enter your credentials

9)    Select “Normal Registration”

10) Review “Previous Registrations” and continue

11) Click “Install The Network”

12) The Cloudpath app is automatically launched

13) Enter a PIN for the screen lock requirement (if you don’t have one yet)

14) The app continues to run and install the certificate and will report “Success”

15) Close the browser session and check your wireless settings to see you are on the WU-Secure wireless network.

16) Once you have completed, it is recommended that you go to your internet settings and delete or forget WU-WiFi since it is no longer needed.

 


iOS Quick Steps (iPhone, iPad, etc)

1) Connect to WU-WiFi.

2) Go to wifi.washburn.edu in your browser.

3) Accept the EULA and tap Start.

4) Choose “Washburn E-mail — Students, Faculty & Staff”.

5) Enter your washburn.edu e-mail address and password.

6) Select “Normal Registration”.

7) Review “Previous Registrations” and continue.

8) "Profile Downloaded" window pops up. Tap OK.

9) Go to Settings on your device.

10) At the top of the main Settings list, tap "Profile Downloaded".

11) “Install Profile” window pops up, tap Install.

12) Enter your passcode.

13) Tap Install again.

14) Tap Done.

15) Return to your Wi-Fi device settings and choose WU-Secure. A
checkmark will appear next to WU-Secure when you are successfully
connected.

16) Once you have completed, we recommend that you go to your Wi-Fi
settings and delete or forget WU-WiFi since it is no longer needed.


Mac/Windows Quick Steps

1) Connect to WU-Wifi

2) Go to wifi.washburn.edu in your browser

3) Accept the EULA and click Start

4) Click the “Washburn E-mail, Students, Faculty & Staff” link

5) Select “Normal Registration”

6) Review “Previous Registrations” and continue

7) Download the installer for your OS and Run it

8) The installer will take a few moments to complete

9) The Cloudpath utility automatically runs

10) Final event – the Washburn.edu web page is displayed

11) Once you have completed, it is recommended that you go to your internet settings and delete or forget WU-WiFi since it is no longer needed.


Headless Device Quick Steps (e.g. game consoles, smart TVs)

1) Use your phone or computer’s browser to connect to wifi .washburn.edu

2) Accept the EULA and click Start

3) Click the “Washburn E-mail, Students, Faculty & Staff” link

4) Select “Passcode”

5) Review “Previous Registrations”

6) Click “This is an additional device” and enter a device name

7) Wait a few moments for the passcode to be generated

8) Go to the device you want to connect and enter WU-Aux as the network name

9) Enter the case-sensitive passcode from step 8

10) Your device is now connected to the WU-Aux network

WU Visitors Quick Steps


View a complete step by step guide.


1) Connect to WU-Wifi

2) Go to wifi.washburn.edu in your browser

3) Accept the EULA and click Start

4) Click the “Visitors” link

5) Enter your name

6) Enter your email address

7) Select the method for receiving the verification code

a. Email

b. Text message

c. Already have a code

8) Hit Continue

9) Enter the verification code you received

10) Download the installer for your OS and Run it

11) The installer will take a few moments to complete

12) The Cloudpath utility automatically runs

13) Final event for – “Congratulations! You are now connected”

14) Once you have completed, it is recommended that you go to your internet settings and delete or forget WU-WiFi since it is no longer needed.

Pre-Registering your device for wireless

Before arriving at campus, you can pre-register your phone, tablet, or computer on Washburn's WU-Secure wireless network to save the trouble of doing it once you arrive. This step is NOT required to connect to wi-fi once you arrive on campus.

Before you start

  • The system detects what kind of computer, phone, or tablet you have and takes different steps for different platforms.
  • You will need your washburn.edu e-mail address and password, and you must have already logged into your e-mail once.
  • You may need your computer's administrative password or device's passcode to make changes to your device. All Apple computers and phones will require a password or passcode if you have one.
  • Android and Kindle users will need to download an app called Cloudpath from the Google Play or Amazon Kindle stores. Just install it — but don't open the app — the connection utility will do that for you.
  • Bring up this webpage on the device you want to register. You will need to be connected to your home network or another network to pre-register off-campus.

If you have trouble during this process, contact Washburn ITS User Services at (785) 670-3000.


1. Click here to start pre-registration.

The first thing you'll see is our user policy. We know you probably don't want to read all that, but we hope you will. Those policies exist to keep us all safe. Click the box next to I agree to abide by the policies given above. Then click Start.

Washburn University wireless network registration policy


2. Some devices will now show a screen with a button to download the Cloudpath app or other instructions specific to that device. If you see a download button, download the app but don't open or run it — instead come right back to your browser and click Continue to proceed with registration.

Examples of device-specific screens
Examples of device-specific screens. Not all users will see a screen like this.

3. On the next screen, enter your washburn.edu e-mail address and password, then click Continue.

Wireless network connection login page

4. The registration portal will then generate a digital certificate for your device. What happens next depends on what kind of computer or device you have:

  • Apple iOS: you'll be prompted to install a "configuration profile". This sets up the certificate on your device and tells it to use WU-Secure whenever possible. If you have a password or passcode set up you'll be asked for it. On some versions of iOS you may have to go back to Settings and select WU-Secure as a final step.
  • Android: you'll have a button to "Install The Network". This will open the Cloudpath app you previously downloaded and tell it to set up the certificate and wireless network on your device. If you do not have a password or passcode on your device you will be asked to create one.
  • Windows or Macintosh: you'll have a link to download a program that will configure your computer for you. If it doesn't run automatically, go to your Downloads folder and find it. It may ask you to enter your local machine username and password to install the digital certificate and to make changes to your network configuration. The app will delete itself when it's done. Your virus software may issue a warning about the program you just downloaded and should give you the option to trust the file. Once you have trusted the file and satisfied your virus software, you may need to restart the process and download the program again. While this is an inconvenience, your virus software is just doing its job.
  • Linux, Blackberry, and other platforms are supported too, and the enrollment portal gives instructions for those. ITS will try to help if you have trouble.

EDURoam

The eduroam.org (education roaming) service, developed for the international research and education community, is a secure, worldwide wireless network access system that allows students, faculty, and staff from participating institutions to access the Internet when visiting other participating institutions. With eduroam, you can connect to the network at other member institutions using your WU credentials.

GET IN TOUCH WITH ITS

Email the Technology Support Center
Email ITS Support

Call us for technical assistance
785.670.3000

Visit the Help Desk
Located in Bennett, Room 104

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