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Changes to our University Network – re-purposing of WestConn Secure SSID

To maintain compliance with CSCU Board Of Regents security standards and industry best practices for securing our university network, we will be eliminating the use of static passwords as a means of gaining access to our wireless network.  An example of this is the password that permits access to the WestConn Secure SSID.


As a result, on Tuesday, December 17th, the WestConn Secure wireless network will be limited to IT&I staff who require elevated network privileges required to perform their job duties.  Faculty and staff should connect via Western-BYOD using their network credentials.  We recommend registering your devices so that they will be known and trusted by our network.  Keep in mind all of the above SSID’s are properly secured.


We strongly encourage you start using the Western-BYOD network at your earliest convenience so that any issues can be addressed prior to the change.


Please contact our Service Desk for any questions or assistance at RequestIT@wcsu.edu or 203-837-8467.


You can also find out answers to many IT related questions or learn about the technology available to you here at WCSU via our IT Knowledge Base.


As always, we thank everyone for their patience and understanding.





A static Password is a type of password that is typically used to login to various accounts and services every single day. It is a password that, for the most part, remains the same from the moment it is created, until it is changed or updated for that specific account.


An SSID (Service Set IDentifier) is the name assigned to a Wi-Fi (wireless) network. All devices in the network must use this case-sensitive name to communicate over Wi-Fi, which is a text string up to 32 bytes long.