While some iOS models offer always-on 3G/4G internet connections, every device is Wi-Fi Capable and this is often the fastest way to get yourself online. Wi-Fi can be found across CSU campuses, in offices, at home, and many public spaces like coffee shops and restaurants.
- An iOS Device – iPad, iPhone or iPod
- Open the Settings app.
- In the left hand side of the screen, tap Wi-Fi.
- Make sure that the slider is switched to “on” and the device will scan for available wireless networks
- In a few seconds, you’ll see a list of all the networks near you. The list of Wi-Fi networks you’ll see will include two kinds: public and private. Private networks have a lock icon next to them; Public networks don’t. The bars next to each network indicate the strength of the connection – more bars means a faster connection.
- To connect to a public network, just tap the network name and you’ll be online. Many public spaces have open networks to access but you will be prompted by another screen before you can access the web. Hotels often do this and then require you to pay – so watch out!
- If you want to access a private network, you’ll need a password. Assuming you’ve got the password, tap the network name and enter the password. Then tap the Join button at the bottom right of the screen. If your password is correct, you’ll connect to the network and be surfing the web.
- If you want to connect to the CSU Wi-Fi select Install-CSUconnect the first time to setup a profile and follow the prompts. You can find out more on the IT website. Make sure you have a valid username and password!