Wireless Network Setup for Android devices

Getting Started

With default out of the box settings, your Android device should be ready to connect to any of Willamette's wireless networks. These instructions will help you step by step.

Before connecting to our network be sure you have the following:

  • A valid Willamette Network Account.
  • A device compatible with 802.11b/g/n or 802.11ac
  • Be in a residence hall or academic building where we provide coverage.
  • The proper security key for the network you are connecting to.

Connecting to a network

(This may vary depending on your device/Android version):

  1. Navigate to WiFi settings on your device. You may need to swipe down from the status bar and long press the WiFi icon or open a Settings app.
  2. Toggle WiFi On.
  3. Choose the network name that matches your location (see the Wireless Connections page for more information). WITS strongly recommends a 5GHz network.
    If you are connecting to a network that requires a security, a window will appear prompting you for a password.
    1. Enter the security key (provided separately)
    2. Tap OK or Connect.
  4. Open a web browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox).
  5. Follow the instructions displayed in your browser to complete wireless registration.

Forgetting a network

You may want to forget a network to make sure your device automatically connects to the right one, e.g. a 5Ghz network.

  1. Navigate to WiFi settings on your device. You may need to swipe down from the status bar and long press the WiFi icon or open a Settings app.
  2. Long press on the network you would like the device to forget and tap "Forget network."
  3. If you need to forget a network that is not appearing on the network list, go to the "Saved networks" list. You may need to tap the More Options icon (3 vertical dots) to see this.