Students using laptops and tablets outside at a small picnic table in the fall.

Wireless Network & Services

With over 1000 wireless access points, wireless (Wi-Fi) access to Winona State’s online resources is widely available across campus, including Main Campus, Rochester Campus, West Campus, East Lake Apartments, Wabasha Hall, and all residence halls. Personal wireless access points are prohibited in these areas, including residence halls. If you have trouble connecting wirelessly, please see the troubleshooting tips below or contact the Technical Support Center.

There is also wireless access at East Lake Winona, approximately from the visitors’ center on Huff Street to the softball field near Hamilton Street, encompassing the Lake Lodge area, the band shell, playground, and softball fields.


This is the primary wireless network for students throughout the Winona campuses and for students and employees on the e-Warrior program in Rochester. WSU student devices should connect to the Warrior network using your StarID and password. This network is available to anyone with a valid WSU account – students, employees, alumni and retirees. It can be accessed via supported personally-owned devices as well as WSU devices. If you are unable to connect to the Warrior network, connect to the wsuguest2 network. If you are on the RCTC campus, register as guest on the RCTC wifi network.


Use this wireless network when at East Lake Winona. It is available to anyone with a valid WSU account – students, employees, alumni and retirees.


This is a coordinated wireless network service that provides visiting Minnesota State employees, staff, and students with basic wireless internet access. It does not provide access to resources like campus printers. WSU has enabled the StarLAN network for campus visitors from other Minnesota State institutions. Visitors will need their StarID and password to access it, and once logged in can access for an unlimited amount of time.


Visitors to the Winona campus are able to enjoy wireless access with a temporary account on our WSUGuest2 wireless network. There is a five-hour and ten GB data limit, and account information is purged every 24 hours. To access the guest network, open your device’s wireless settings, select WSUGuest2, then open your favorite browser. Follow the instructions on the WSU Guest Wireless web page that appears when you open your browser.

Guests or groups planning an extended stay on campus can request unlimited access to WSUGuest2 during their stay by contacting Tech Support.


The TauGuest wireless network is available exclusively to visitors attending events at the Tau Center. Account information for the TauGuest network will be provided through the information received at your event.

Students, Faculty and Staff – Use the following guides to connect personally-owned devices to the WSU wireless network.

How to Connect personally-owned laptops to the WSU Network:

For a step-by-step guide, please visit the Connecting Personally-Owned Laptops Wiki page.

How to Connect to the WSU Network with tablets and phones:

  1. Click on settings
  2. Click on Wi-Fi
  3. Click on the appropriate network (see the list and descriptions below)
  4. Enter your WSU credentials when prompted (WSU username and password)


Guests to any of the WSU campuses should select the wireless network appropriate for their location as described below.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Technical Support Center.

Optimize Your Res Hall Wi-Fi Connection

Does your wireless signal in your room appear weak or nonexistent? Visit the optimizing your wifi connection page in the WSU technology database.

Unsecure Wireless Network

Avoid connecting to wireless networks that don’t require a password. Connecting to an unsecure network (one that does not show a lock or other kinds of security indicators) can permit criminals to eavesdrop on your Internet activity and steal your private data (credit card information, passwords, etc.).