RamConnect, a Secure Internet Access Control for Students

The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce the switchover to RamConnect, our secure internet access control for campus, to replace the Cisco "Clean Access" system for students on Friday, March 10, 2017. All students will use RamConnect, for Wi-Fi access on campus and for wired internet access in the dorms, to connect their laptop computers, mobile and media devices, and video game consoles to the network. Only WSSU students will be able to log into "RamStudent."

Procedure to Connect to the Wireless or Wired WSSU Network via RamConnect

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Wireless Connections

  1. Select the “RamStudent” network from the Wi-Fi networks presented on your computer or mobile device. The passcode is “wssurams”.
  2. Once connected, you will be directed to a secure webpage where you will enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button.
    1. If you are not immediately redirected to the login page, please open your web browser and navigate to a random website, or to Ram Connect to log in.
  3. If you are using a PC or laptop, on your first time logging in you will be prompted to install a policy key. Follow the installation steps to complete the procedure; then you will be granted internet access.
  4. You will be required to log in daily as access is reset at 3:00 a.m. 

Wired Connections

  1. Connect the ethernet cable to the network port on the wall and your Computer.

  2. Once connected, you will be directed to a secure webpage where you will enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button.
    1. If you are not immediately redirected to the login page, please open your web browser and navigate to a random website, or to Ram Connect to log in.
    2. If you are using a PC or laptop, on your first time logging in you will be prompted to install a policy key. Follow the installation steps to complete the procedure; then you will be granted internet access.
  3. You will be required to log in daily as access is reset at 3:00 a.m.

Procedure to Register Media Devices and Video Game Consoles via RamConnect

Video game consoles, DVRs, Chromebooks, and video streamers must be registered to gain internet access through RamConnect.

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Device Enrollment

  1. Power on and connect the desired device to the WSSU network, see steps 1 or 2 above.
  2. Locate and write down (or take a picture) the MAC address of your device(s).
  3. Device Registration (4 ways)
    1. You can register devices from the ‘WSSU Student Network Sign In’ page that’s presented daily to students (see Figure 1 above).
      1. Enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button.
      2. Provide the necessary information (see Figure 3) and click the ‘Enroll Device’ button.
    2. You can register directly from your device if it has a web browser.
      1. Open your web browser; the enrollment page should automatically appear. If not, navigate to Ram Connect: Enroll a Device (see Figure 2)
      2. Enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button.
      3. Provide the necessary information (see Figure 3) and click the ‘Enroll Device’ button.
    3. Using a computer, laptop or mobile device already connected to RamConnect.
      1. Open your web browser and navigate to Ram Connect: Enroll a device (see Figure 2)
      2. Enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button.
      3. Provide the necessary information (see Figure 3) and click the ‘Enroll Device’ button.
    4. Visit www.wssu.edu > select the ‘Current Students’ page.
      1. Click the ‘Register a Device for RamConnect’ link towards the bottom of the page.
      2. Enter your WSSU username or email address and current password, and then click the ‘Sign In’ button (see Figure 2).
      3. Provide the necessary information (see Figure 3) and click the ‘Enroll Device’ button.
  4. There is a limit of 3 devices per student.
  5. Device registration is good for 365 days from the initial registration date.
Note: The device registration link only works on the RamConnect network. You cannot access these resources off-campus or on any other internet connection.