Visitor Wi‑Fi access expanded, simplified on Pullman campus

Person using a mobile device with wifi icon in the foreground.
WSU Wi-Fi access through ClearPass will begin on the Pullman campus on Feb. 15, with other campuses to follow.

By Jacqueline Southwick, Information Technology Services

Guests on the Pullman campus will enjoy easier WSU Wi‑Fi access through the expansion of ClearPass, a service providing self‑registration directly on an individual’s cellphone, tablet, laptop or other wireless capable device, beginning Feb. 15.

In partnership with Residence Life, Information Technology Services is now able to replace two current methods of obtaining access to Pullman’s WSU Wi‑Fi, including registration via a sponsored friend ID (FID), or visiting certain locations such as the CUB Information Desk to obtain a temporary guest account. Visiting faculty, staff, and students from other institutions will still be able to obtain Wifi access via their existing eduroam accounts.

The process of obtaining wireless access when visiting WSU Pullman can often be cumbersome and time consuming.

Prior implementation on the Spokane campus has shown this new mobile resource provides a simpler WSU Wi‑Fi solution with easy‑access Web registration and login page.

Plans for future deployment of ClearPass across Vancouver, Everett and Tri‑Cities campuses are in development and will include standardization of the ClearPass user experience throughout the WSU system when complete.

ClearPass is a product of Aruba, a division of Hewlett Packard.

For questions, please contact Jacqueline Southwick, ITS communication coordinator, 509‑335‑1192.

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