Wireless Connections

5GHz Networks Available Now!

  • All residential and academic networks have a 5GHz option. If your device can see the "5GHz" version of the network, it is recommended you connect to it.
  • 5GHz WiFi has a faster maximum speed than older 2.4GHz networks, but does not pass through walls or floors as easily.
  • The 5GHz spectrum has more channels and less wireless noise, so devices on these networks operate with less interference.
  • Moving to 5GHz lowers the load on 2.4GHz networks, offering a better WiFI experience for everyone.

Who can access Willamette's wireless networks?

  • Most networks are restricted to staff, faculty, and students with a valid network account.
  • Public internet is available in the Mark O. Hatfield Library and the J.W. Long Law Library.
  • Visiting groups can make arrangements with the Housing and Conferences office for internet needs during their stay at Willamette.

How do I get connected?

To configure your device to access the wireless networks, choose your operating system from the list below:

Don't see your device listed? Just about anything with WiFi and a web-browser can self-register on our wireless networks. Willamette permits any approved devices to be registered on our residential and academic networks. See our page linked below for full details on what's allowed, and how to register gadgets without web browsers.

What are the available networks?

Public

Free public wireless connectivity is available in the Mark O. Hatfield and the J.W. Long Law Libraries. The network name (SSID) is: Willamette Public

Guest Wireless

Willamette provides a WiFi network named Willamette Guest that grants basic Internet access to official guests of the university only (parents, visitors from other schools, visiting groups, guest lecturers, etc.). This network is accessible in all academic and administrative buildings and requires a security key to connect.

During the summer months, visiting residential groups may use the Summer Conferences wireless network. This network is available in residential buildings and requires a security key to connect. 

  • SSID: Summer Conferences
  • Security key: Provided to conference leaders or available from the office of Housing and Conferences.

Residence Halls

Wireless internet is available in all residence halls. Residential networks are secured with WiFi Protected Access (WPA2) and require the use of a security key to connect. Network names (SSID) correspond to the residential designations as follows:

  • Eastside ResNet
  • Eastside ResNet 5GHz
  • Westside ResNet
  • Westside ResNet 5GHz
  • Cornerstone ResNet
  • Cornerstone ResNet 5GHz
  • Kaneko ResNet
  • Kaneko ResNet 5GHz

Security keys: Willamette account holders (staff, faculty, students) may go here to see the current security keys for the networks

**Note: the keys will change at the beginning of each semester

Non-Residential Buildings

The following non-residential buildings have wireless access. The network names (SSIDs) used in all buildings are BlitzNet and Blitznet 5GHz.

  • University Services Annex
  • Atkinson Graduate School
  • Atkinson Annex
  • Carnegie Building
  • College of Law
  • Collins Science Center
  • Eaton Hall
  • Ford Hall
  • Gatke Hall
  • Goudy Commons
  • Hallie Ford Museum of Art
  • Hatfield Library
  • Kaneko Commons
  • Matthews Hall (1st Floor)
  • Montag Center
  • Olin Science Center
  • Rogers Music Center
  • Smith Auditorium & Fine Arts East/West
  • Smullin Hall
  • Sparks Center
  • TIUA
  • University Center
  • University Services Building
  • Walton Hall
  • Waller Hall
  • WISH (Admission Office)

Zena

Wireless access is available at Zena near the barn area.  The network name (SSID) is: WUZena.  

Security key: Willamette account holders (staff, faculty, students) may go here to see the current security keys for the networks

Notable Exceptions

The following buildings have special wireless coverage by Willamette University.

  • Keene Stadium - please contact Athletics
  • McCulloch Stadium - please contact Athletics