Internet and Network access


  • Most networks are available to current 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 through their campus sponsor or the Housing and Conferences office for Internet needs during their stay at Willamette.



WiFi is available in all residential, academic, and administrative buildings. 5GHz networks are available and recommended in almost all locations.

Getting connected

  1. Turn on your device.
  2. In your wireless settings, select the appropriate network. ResNet in residential buildings, BlitzNet in academic and administrative buildings, and BlitzPDX on the Portland campus. 5GHz is recommended.
  3. For secured networks, you may need to enter a security key. Willamette account holders can see the current Security Keys for our network here.
  4. Open a web browser.
  5. You should see a page asking you to Register on the Willamette network. Follow those instructions.
    1. If you do not see a registration page and cannot connect to the Internet, point your browser to This usually allows the registration page to load.

Additional information and set-up guides for connecting to Willamette's wireless networks.

Wired (Ethernet)


  • Wired connections are available in most residence halls.
  • Public wired connections are available in the Hatfield Library only.
  • Ethernet ports in academic buildings are restricted to staff/faculty use only.

Getting connected

  • Turn on your computer.
  • Connect an Ethernet cable to your computer and the port.
  • Open a web browser.
  • You should see a page asking you to Register on the Willamette network. Follow those instructions.
  • For assistance, please contact the WITS Help Desk at 503-370-6767.

Other Devices

If your device has a web browser, the above steps should work. Find out more information on what items are allowed and how to register them on the network.

Connecting while Off Campus

Willamette University offers VPN connectivity for Faculty and Staff via the GlobalProtect VPN Client.  For instructions, visit the VPN Instructions page that corresponds to the Operating System of your device.

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