Eastern Michigan University

WiFi / Wireless

Service Description

Service Name: WiFi / Wireless 
Service Name Synonyms: wireless, WiFi, access point, guest wireless access, guest WiFi access, EMU-wireless, EMU-wireless-secure

DoIT provides WiFi network services throughout most facilities. There are currently two types of WiFi access at EMU: basic WiFi and enhanced WiFi.


Locations for both basic and enhanced wireless and a description of each can be found at http://www.emich.edu/it/network/wireless/locations.php

Availability: 24/7/365, except planned maintenance windows 

All faculty, staff, currently enrolled students and emeriti with a valid and active my.emich user account may access the WiFi service.


WiFi guest accounts may also be provided to guests of EMU faculty and staff. This is done by sponsoring a temporary account through the self-service portal found at https://guestmanager.emich.edu/


The EMU WiFi service is not affiliated with any cellular carrier's wireless data plan.


EMU faculty and staff can create temporary "guest" accounts for use by their campus guests to access the EMU WiFi network.


WiFi guest accounts must start within 30 days of creation and have a maximum duration of 30 days.


Students are not eligible to create guest accounts, but they can work with an appropriate faculty or staff member to set up access for their guests if needed.


A browser may be required to login to the service.


General information for getting connected to the WiFi network can be found at http://www.emich.edu/it/network/wireless/getting_connected.php


Instructions for setting up a connection EMU-Wireless-Secure can be found online at http://www.emich.edu/it/network/wireless/getting_connected.php


Support is available through the IT Help Desk at 734-487-2120 or it.helpdesk@emich.edu . Support is provided during the service hours of the IT Help Desk.

Features and Options: An encrypted WiFi radio session is available using the EMU-Wireless-Secure network name.
Service Login: Connect to the desired WiFi network name (SSID) for access to that WiFi network. Then, open a browser to login to the WiFi network. 


Includes list of campus locations where the service is available.

Pre-Requisite Services: Active Directory is required for authentication.

Similar or Related Services:

Guest account management


Requisition and Approval Process: All faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students with a valid and active my.emich user account are automatically eligible to access the EMU WiFi service. All guests with an active guest login provided by an EMU Faculty or Staff member are eligible for the duration of their guest account.
Costs and Limitations: None.  DoIT does not charge departments or individuals for normal usage.
Revision History: Published - May 2013 

Division of Information Technology

118 Pray Harrold

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Phone: 734.487.3141