Changes to WVU.Guest wi-fi

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May 6, 2016 by Vicki Smith, director of Communications, Office of the Associate Provost & CIO, WVU Information Technology Services

To:  WVU Employees:

Connect your mobile devices and computers to WVU.Encrypted; employees cannot use WVU.Guest after May 15

Use of the WVU.Guest wireless network will be limited to visitors to the Morgantown and divisional campuses starting Sunday, May 15, so all faculty and staff should ensure that their personal devices are connected to WVU.Encrypted or eduroam.

Starting May 15, anyone with,,, or a addresses will see an error message advising them to connect through either WVU.Encrypted or eduroam using WVU Login credentials.

WVU.Encrypted provides secure transmission of data. It’s also more convenient because it remembers employee Login credentials as you change locations. The Guest network will NOT remember your Login credentials and will require you to keep re-entering them.

Guests to the campuses will be able to self-register with WVU.Guest using a valid email address and mobile phone number for five days of access. They will be required to log in every 24 hours during that period.

Faculty or staff who want secure, longer-term access for a colleague or anyone else visiting the campus may request a Sponsored account on WVU.Encrypted through their designated college or department IT support staff. Information Technology Services will work with individual departments and schools to provide Sponsored accounts that are valid for up to 45 days.

Please direct any questions or concerns to

For Students:
Connect devices to WVU.Encrypted; guest network unavailable after May 15

Students should stop using the WVU.Guest wireless network and instead connect all personal devices to the secure WVU.Encrypted network using WVU Login credentials. Information Technology Services will be making changes on Sunday, May 15 that will produce an error message for any student trying to use the Guest system.

WVU.Guest is intended only for visitors to campus. WVU.Encrypted offers more secure transmission of data and is also more convenient because it remembers your Login credentials as you move around the campuses. The Guest network will NOT remember your Login credentials and will require you to keep logging in as you change locations.

Please direct any questions to or (304) 293-4444.

/ Vicki Smith
Director of Communications
Office of the Associate Provost & CIO
WVU Information Technology Services

Information Technology Services will NEVER ask for your Social Security number, credit card information or WVU login credentials by email.