VT-Wireless is a campus wireless network
that allows users to connect automatically without a login webpage. Most VT-Wireless users should follow the instructions to set up and utilize their network password. The Network Password enables Virginia Tech affiliates
to connect to VT-Wireless when they are on campus and connect remotely to the campus network using Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
when off campus.
Certain Faculty and Staff will use their HOKIES Domain information to connect.
Connecting to the VT-Wireless uses the IEEE 802.1x authentication standard. Once configured, there will be no need to manually authenticate with each access to the Virginia Tech wireless network.
802.1x authentication is the recommended method of accessing the Virginia Tech wireless network. It also provides increased security by encrypting network traffic between the user's computer and the wireless access point.
Users who have not previously registered to access the university's wireless network will need to do so:
- Students may register for wireless network service on line at the Customer OnLine Access (COLA) website.
- Faculty and staff can obtain service via departmental orders submitted on an Interdepartmental Communications Request (ICR) or personal orders by using the Wireless Registration form.
Please report any problems by contacting the Customer Support Center at 4-HELP (4-4357) from any Virginia Tech phone, 540-231-HELP (4357) from any other phone, or through the web at http://4help.vt.edu.
Connect to the VT_WLAN network using your PID and password. All approved Guest Wireless users will use their Guest ID to authenticate to VT_WLAN.
Wireless Authentication Options
Using your Network Password
First, create your Network Password at my.vt.edu.
To connect to the VT-Wireless network, follow the instructions for your operating system:
For VT-Wireless users who previously used a NetCert, it is important to remove the expiring NetCert. Follow the appropriate link below:
HOKIES Domain Users
HOKIES ID and Password authentication is limited to users in the Virginia Tech MS Windows HOKIES domain. This method allows pre-login access to domain resources when running on a domain registered computer.
HOKIES domain access is generally limited to certain faculty and staff.
For more information, follow the link below:
While using a Network Password is the recommended method of authentication, users may choose to use a NetCert to authenticate with the VT-Wireless network for a year at a time.
Before installing the a new NetCert, it is important to remove the expiring NetCert. Follow the appropriate link below: