Are You Connected?

Easy instructions for students, faculty and staff on how to connect to the campus WiFi.

Be sure you are on Wifi!

What Does This Mean?

Montclair State University students/faculty/staff can connect to the Internet, via WiFi through one of three wireless networks:

  • MSU-Secure
    This is the recommended wireless network for all Montclair State University users because it provides enhanced protection for data that is transmitted to and from your wireless-capable device. Most modern laptops and other wireless devices are able to connect to this network.

  • MSU-WiFi
    A more open/non-encrypted wireless network this network is intended to be used only by older devices that are not capable of attaching to the MSU-Secure wireless network

  • MSU-Guest
    This network is intended only for temporary visitors to campus who do not have a University NetID. The MSU-Guest network is limited to providing convenient access to the Internet for web browsing and other common activities.

What Do I Do?

Even if your device is already connected to the University network we encourage all Montclair State users to attach their laptop, desktop, smartphone or tablet to the MSU-Secure network instead of the MSU-WiFi network. 

How Do I Connect?

Only Montclair State students/faculty/staff can connect to the MSU-Secure and MSU-WiFi networks, using their University NetID login and password. The MSU-Guest network is for all those who do not have a University NetID.

To connect to MSU-Secure, just select it from the list of available networks on your device's wireless menu:

  • For Windows, click the wireless icon in the task bar.
  • For MacOS click the wireless icon in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

It's Ok To Accept: If you are prompted for a username and password to connect, enter your University NetID and password. It is ok to 'accept/trust' the security certificate if you are asked to do so.

If you have difficulty connecting to MSU-Secure, please see below for further instructions and assistance. If you don't have time to troubleshoot and need to get on the wireless network immediately, you can still use the non-encrypted MSU-WiFi network by selecting it from your device's wireless menu.

How-To Instructions

You can access set-up instruction for all three networks: Network Access and Registration.

Got Questions?

If you have questions about network access and registration contact the Information Technology Service Desk at:  973-655-7971 or email: itservicesdesk@montclair.edu.