The Office of Information Technology is pleased to announce RamConnect. This is the new security authentication solution we are introducing to provide secure access and availability of wireless Internet access (Wi-Fi) for campus users, powered by SafeConnect. RamConnect is part of our strategic initiative to protect computers on the WSSU network (wireless and wired) from viruses, spyware, malware, and operating system security vulnerabilities.

Due to compliance requirements, the need to improve safety measures for Wi-Fi and mobile devices, and known Internet hacking and malware threats to our campus users, this solution will be the first of a suite of technologies to protect the campus mobility infrastructure. RamConnect will improve on the ability to connect the campus Wi-Fi securely.

Connect to the WSSU RamGuest Network

Shortly after visitors connect their computer or device to the “RamGuest” network, they will be asked to create and sign in with guest account credentials. Guests will not have access to University-specific resources, but will have full access to the Internet, and the traffic is not encrypted.

Connect to the WSSU RamSecure Network

Faculty and staff should select the “RamSecure” network from the Wi-Fi networks presented on your laptop or mobile device. Enter your WSSU Username or Email address and password. Once connected select "Connect". This action will securely connect your device to the wireless network. Beginning Friday, March 10, 2017, all WSSU faculty and staff are required to use “RamSecure” to access the Wi-Fi on campus.

Adequately protected computers and networks are reliable and provide a better, more consistent, and safer experience for the entire WSSU community.

Connect to the WSSU RamStudent Network

RamConnect has replaced the Cisco "Clean Access" system for students as our secure internet access control for campus. 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 and the passcode is “wssurams” presented on your computer or mobile device.
  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 https://ramconnect.wssu.edu:9443 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 https://ramconnect.wssu.edu:9443 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 https://ramconnect.wssu.edu:9443/enroll (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 https://ramconnect.wssu.edu:9443/enroll (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.