IT offers wireless connectivity to Valpo and personal laptops and mobile devices on campus. Wireless services are available for current students, staff, and faculty with an active ValpoNet account. Guest wireless services are available for non-affiliated individuals.

Wireless access to campus resources is available in all buildings on campus. Wireless is available in some outside areas near the Christopher Center and Chapel, and near the softball field.

Connecting to the Network via Wireless Services

Full wireless services are reserved for current students, staff, and faculty with an active ValpoNet account. Wireless access is available for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux computers. Mobile devices with any OS (iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry, Palm) may connect to the wireless network.

Establishing your connection to the network via wireless services is currently a two step process:

  1. Having the correct system requirements necessary to obtain a wireless signal
  2. Setting up your wireless device to find the wireless network

Laptops should have all current critical operating system updates, installed anti-virus software, and updated anti-virus definitions.

Wireless Requirements

  • 802.11 b/g/n WIFI Network Card

Any 802.11b/g/n wireless network card should work without any problems. Newer wireless network cards should be “backwards compatible” with 802.11b/g networks (check the network card documentation). Our testing has shown that significant quality differences exist with some wireless network cards which may impact signal quality and signal range.

Initial setup

  • Wireless Network Card
    Your wireless network card must be properly installed and configured for DHCP.
  • SSID
    The SSID for faculty, staff & student use is: valpo.
    The SSID for guest use is: valpoguest.

Most computers should automatically detect the SSID and offer to use it. Information on how to set the SSID should be included with your wireless card. Since this can vary widely from wireless card to wireless card you will have to contact the manufacturer for assistance if you cannot find this information.

VPN Use

At the present time, VPN connectivity is not supported on the Valpo wireless network. VPN connectivity is available for off-campus usage only.