Sacramento State Wireless and
Open Jack Network Authentication
Network Authentication General Information
Students, faculty, and staff, can use the wireless or open jack networks to gain access the Internet and/or network resources at Sacramento State. To do so, you will need to enable your wireless card in an active wireless location or use an open jack. You will be granted limited access to the network until you authenticate by logging in via the Web interface or by using VPN. The Web interface offers the simplest method for connecting and does not require the installation and configuration of a client. VPN offers the most secure method of connecting. Both of these methods require your computer be configured for dynamic IP assignment using DHCP. Most computers are set for DHCP use by default. If you have trouble connecting using either of the two methods below, please see our documentation at http://www.csus.edu/uccs/helpdesk/network/ to set up you computer for dynamic IP assignment.
IMPORTANT: If you choose not to use VPN, your traffic on the wireless network will not be encrypted unless you take steps on your own behalf, such as accessing Web sites that use SSL security. To gain full campus network connectivity (e.g. to attach to a shared printer or server), or encrypt all wireless packets, you will need to use VPN.
Method One: How to Log On to the Web Interface
Please see the log on instructions page at http://www.csus.edu/perfigo/authenticate.stm.
Method Two: How to Install and Configure VPN
Please see the VPN information and configuration pages located at http://www.csus.edu/vpn/.