Residence Hall Wireless Coverage



NC State University provides three SSIDs on campus for general use:

  • The SSID ncsu should be used for most devices. For directions on how to connect to SSID ncsu please click here
  • The SSID ncsu-guest has limited functionality and is provided as a convenience for non-university affiliated guests. Click here for additional details.
  • If you regularly visit other university campuses, you might want to use the SSID eduroam, which allows you to connect to other campus’ networks using your NC State account. You can sign up here.

Note: Personal wireless routers are not permitted or supported by the NCSU Helpdesk or our Network Operations Center. The Walk-In Center will not troubleshoot issues with personal wireless routers in any Residence Hall or University Apartment with complete wireless coverage. This can cause interference with the NC State wireless network and can cause performance issues for yourself and your neighbors.


Wireless Printers

We recommend you not use the wireless feature of your printer. Please connect to your computer via the USB cable. We do not support wireless printers in our Residence Halls or University Apartments.


Game Consoles

For the best gaming experience, we recommend plugging into one of the ports on the bottom of the access point located in your room.   If you are in an apartment-style housing unit (Wolf Ridge or Wolf Village), you may plug into the network outlet located in your room instead of the ports on the access point