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Connecting IT for Students

Follow these steps to connect your Computer to the SSU network

  1. If you have not reset or do not know your network account password go to http://myid.shawnee.edu and select Change your network password by clicking here. Once your password is reset or known you can proceed with connecting your computer.

  2. If you are a residential student in your campus apartment, you can connect directly to the network using a network cable. Plug one end into your computer and the other end in the upper-left jack on the wall plate in your bedroom. Network cables are available for sale in the bookstore if you need one.

  3. If you wish to connect wirelessly, click on the wireless icon - Wireless Icon - on your task bar. A list of available networks will appear. Choose the one that corresponds to your building (ex. CV8-WLAN for Campus View 8) or location, and click on “Connect”.

  4. Once you are successfully connected, either with a network cable or via wireless, open your internet browser and attempt to navigate to a non-Shawnee web page. You will briefly see a message that you are being automatically re-directed. You will then arrive at the “Network Access” log on screen.

  5. Enter your network account username and password in the box on the left and then click “Log In”. Your network account username is your last name + first initial with possibly a number after it. (ex. jonesj4).

  6. After you successfully log in, click the button to download the Cisco NAC Agent and choose “Run” or “Allow” on any prompts.

  7. Follow the on-screen prompts to install the Cisco NAC Agent.

  8. The NAC Agent login screen should appear automatically in a few seconds. Enter your username and password in the box and click “Log in”. Use the same username and password from step 5.

  9. When your system meets all of the requirements, you will be asked to accept the network use policy and then you will be successfully logged on to the network. If you do not meet all of the requirements, follow the instructions on the screen to update your system.

Follow these steps to connect your Gaming Device to the SSU network

  1. Go to the UIS website at http://www.shawnee.edu/uis and click on Gaming on the Residential or Wireless Network.
  2. Read the guidelines, and then click the link to register your approved gaming device’s MAC address(es).
  3. Enter your network account username and password in the pop-up box, then click “Log In”. Your network account username is your last name + first initial with possibly a number after it. (ex. jonesj4). If you don’t know your username and password, or if it won’t accept your login, visit http://myid.shawnee.edu and select "Change your network password by clicking here".
  4. Complete the “Register Your Gaming Device” form, including the MAC address(es), and click Submit. Please refer to your gaming device manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to locate your device’s MAC address(es).
  5. Once you’ve submitted the form online, your approved gaming device will be granted permission to access the internet. UIS will work to complete your request on the same day it is submitted, however, this process may take up to two business days.
  6. If you are in your campus housing room, you can connect directly to the network using a network cable. Plug one end into your gaming device and the other end in the upper-left jack on the wall plate in your bedroom or common area. Network cables are available for sale in the bookstore.
  7. If you wish to connect wirelessly, please refer to your gaming device manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to connect your gaming device to Wi-Fi. Connect to the wireless network that corresponds to your building (ex. CV8-WLAN for Campus View 8) or location.
  8. Once you are successfully connected, either with a network cable or via wireless, and your approved device has been properly registered, it will have full internet access. If you experience problems with your device, or a specific game, please contact the UIS Help Desk.

Follow these steps to connect your Smartphone to the SSU Wi-Fi and @MyMail

  1. If you have not reset or do not know your network account password go to http://myid.shawnee.edu and select Change your network password by clicking here . Once your password is reset or known you can proceed with connecting your device.

  2. Please refer to your smartphone manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to connect your smartphone to Wi-Fi. Connect to the SSU wireless network that corresponds to your building (ex. CV8-WLAN for Campus View 8 or MAS-WLAN for Massie Hall) or location.

  3. Once you are successfully connected to Wi-Fi, your smartphone will display the “Network Access” log-on screen. If it does not appear automatically, simply open your smartphone’s internet browser and the log-on page should appear.

  4. Enter your network account username and password in the box on the left and then click “Log In”. Your network account username is your last name + first initial with possibly a number after it. (ex. jonesj4).

  5. After you log in, the SSU network authentication screen will verify that you’ve successfully logged in. You will then have unlimited access on campus to the internet on your smartphone. You will need to log in each time you connect to the Wi-Fi.

  6. To add your @MyMail.Shawnee.edu to your smartphone, first refer to your smartphone manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to add a new email account.

  7. When prompted choose “Microsoft Exchange”, “Corporate”, or “Active Sync” as the account type.

  8. Next, provide the details for adding the new account.

  9. Enter your entire “@Mymail.Shawnee.edu” email address as both the address and your username.

  10. Enter the password for your @MyMail account.

  11. When prompted for a server, enter “m.outlook.com”.

  12. Press “Done” or “Save” and your SSU email should now appear in your smartphone’s mailbox.

Follow these steps to connect your Tablet to the SSU Wi-Fi and @MyMail

  1. If you have not reset or do not know your network account password go to http://myid.shawnee.edu and select Change your network password by clicking here . Once your password is reset or known you can proceed with connecting your device.

  2. Please refer to your tablet manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to connect your tablet to Wi-Fi. Connect to the SSU wireless network that corresponds to your building (ex. CV8-WLAN for Campus View 8 or MAS-WLAN for Massie Hall) or location.

  3. Once you are successfully connected to Wi-Fi, your tablet will display the “Network Access” log-on screen. If it does not appear automatically, simply open your tablet’s internet browser and the log-on page should appear.

  4. Enter your network account username and password in the box on the left and then click “Log In”. Your network account username is your last name + first initial with possibly a number after it. (ex. jonesj4).

  5. After you log in, the SSU network authentication screen will verify that you’ve successfully logged in. You will then have unlimited access on campus to the internet on your tablet. You will need to log in each time you connect to the Wi-Fi.

  6. To add your @MyMail.Shawnee.edu to your tablet, first refer to your tablet manufacturer’s documentation for instructions on how to add a new email account.

  7. When prompted choose “Microsoft Exchange”, “Corporate”, or “Active Sync” as the account type.

  8. Next, provide the details for adding the new account.
  9. Enter your entire “@Mymail.Shawnee.edu” email address as both the address and your username.

  10. Enter the password for your @MyMail account.

  11. When prompted for a server, enter “m.outlook.com”.

  12. Press “Done” or “Save” and your SSU email should now appear in your tablet’s mailbox.

University Information Services

Contact Information

UIS Help Desk
Administration Building Room 035

Shawnee State University
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Phone: (740) 351-3538
Email: help_desk@shawnee.edu

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