SHSU Wireless Networks

Our campus wireless network has a secure log-in web page, just like the wireless access in most hotels and hot spots. Authenticated users will be able to reach all resources that are accessible from the internet. SHSU offers access for faculty, staff and students with SamNet and access for visitors with SamNet-Guest.

What this means for you:

  • Easy authentication onto the SamNet Wireless network via any web browser (No pre-configuration necessary)
  • Support for most wireless devices.
  • Bandwidth priority will be given to actual SHSU users over guest users.
  • You can move anywhere inside the SamNet Wireless controlled network without losing connection.
  • The access points are load balanced so that one point doesn't get overloaded with connections.
  • Connecting to SamNet (Faculty, Staff and Students)

    If you are a current SHSU student, faculty, or staff use the SamNet wireless network. When you connect to the network, you will be prompted to enter your SHSU credentials. You will only have to do this once for each machine you connect to the wireless. After this, the network will recognize your computer and authenticate you immediately.

    network_authentication

    Mobile devices may issue a prompt asking to accept a certificate for the network. If you receive this prompt, click Accept. You will not be prompted again unless the wireless network settings on the device are deleted.

    Note: SamNet will store your credentials automatically. There is no way to turn this feature off with your device. If you do not want your credentials stored, please use the Guest Login page seen below with your SHSU credentials for access to the SHSU wireless network.

  • Connecting to SamNet via Android

    If you are a current SHSU student, faculty, or staff use the SamNet wireless network. When you connect to the network, you will be prompted to enter your SHSU credentials. You will only have to do this once for each machine you connect to the wireless. After this, the network will recognize your device and authenticate you immediately.

    For Domain, enter shsu.edu.

    For Identity and Anonymous identity, enter your SHSU username.

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    Then enter your SHSU password in the Password area. Select Connect.

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  • SamNet Guest Login (Visitors)

    Guests will need to select the samnet-guest network to gain access to the wireless on campus.  When guests first launch their browser, they will come up to the following login page.

    samnet_wireless

    Select the checkbox for I agree to terms check box and click Guest.

    Note: As a guest you will be subject to a slower connection speed than an official user.

  • Apple iOS Wireless Certificate Prompt

    At times, iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, may issue a prompt for the SamNet connection wireless certificate.

    iOS users who receive this prompt should click Accept.

    Accept Cert

    Users will not be prompted again unless the wireless network settings on the device are deleted. 

    Should you continue to experience issues connecting to SamNet, please contact the Service Desk.

  • SamNet Managed (SHSU Managed laptops)

    Your SHSU managed laptop is configured to connect to the SamNet Managed network by default. For best results when you receive your laptop, log in then keep the device on and connected to the SamNet Managed network. This ensures it syncs with campus resources for updates and software for you to fully set up your laptop.

    SamNet Managed

  • eduroam (Visitors from Participating Institutions)

    Visitors to SHSU from participating institutions can log into eduroam at SHSU using their university login credentials. 

    To connect to WiFi using the eduroam system, open your device's wireless settings and select the eduroam network.

    Wifi Network Listing 

    Log in using:

    1. Non-alias SHSU email address.
    2. SHSU password.
    3. Select Join.

    Enter Credentials

    If prompted, select to trust the certificate.

    Trust Certificate 

    NOTE: If you are an SHSU community member, do not use the eduroam network on the SHSU campus, use the SamNet network. Only use the eduroam network when not on the SHSU campus.