Connecting Your Personal Devices to WSCU IT Resources
Settings you may need to connect your personal devices to the WSCU network and other services.
IMPORTANT: Given resource constraints, IT Services can NOT assist with devices that do not belong to the University. IT Services also cannot guarantee your personal device will work with University resources.
If you wish to use your personal device (smart phone, tablet, pc, etc.) to access University resources below are the settings you may need to connect.
Connecting to the WSCU email server (Exchange)
The settings commonly required to connect to the Microsoft Exchange server with 'smart phones' or other devices are:
- mail server type: Exchange
- mail server name: exchange.western.edu
- domain: WSC (this is still WSC and not WSCU)
- username: Your standard username (e.g. fac_, vps_ etc.)
- email alias: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Say yes to or select: Use SSH
Connecting to campus wireless networks
IT Services provides two wireless network SSID's intended for use by members of the Western community. Western-Encrypted is WPA2 encrypted network used by all campus owned devices (connection instructions). We recommend using this connection when connecting a personal device. Western-Unencrypted is an unencrypted network intended for devices that are unable to use a secured connection. A third network, Western-Visitors, in intended for short term use by visitors to our campus.
Network Access Control
All devices connecting to the network must meet a minimum set of requirements before the system will be allowed access. After connection to one the the two wireless networks described above, open a web browser to be redirected to the access control portal (https://networkaccess.western.edu:9443). Log in with your standard campus username and password. You will then be directed through installing our policy key and which checks to ensure your system is up to date and meets minimum requirements. If your system does not, you will be given remediation instructions.
Connecting to campus resources
IT Services uses secure access control portal (https://access.western.edu) to facilitate off campus access to certan campus IT resources. The resources available are based on your role at the university (e.g. student, faculty, staff, etc.).
Potential resources include:
- My Documents folders
- Teacher Folders
- Lab Software Terminal Servers (full software suite used in campus academic and student labs)
- Staff Software Terminal Servers (software commonly used by adminstrative staff and faculty for office tasks)
For further information on the secure portal, see Off Campus Access.