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Connecting to the "isunet" Wireless Network with iOS

 

Use iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to access “isunet,” a secure wireless network that is accessible throughout campus.

Before You Begin

For best results, please update your iPhone or iPod Touch to the latest version. For more information, refer to Apple’s support article, iTunes: Backing up, Updating, and Restoring iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch Software.

These instructions require you to be within range of “isunet.”

Connect to “isunet” with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

To connect to “isunet” with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad do the following:

  1. Press [Settings] > [Wi-Fi].
  2. If it is not already on, turn on Wi-Fi.
  3. Under Choose a network…, press [isunet].
  4. Enter your ULID and password.
  5. Press [Join].
  • If you are navigated to a screen that shows ISU’s network certificate, press [Trust]. It may say that the certificate is not trusted, but your information is still secure. (See Figure 1).

Figure 1:
A screenshot of the certificate notification page.
Image description: A screenshot of the certificate notification page.

You are now connected to “isunet”. From now on, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad will automatically connect to “isunet” when Wi-Fi is turned on and you are within range of “isunet.”

Manually Configure “isunet” on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad

On rare occasions, iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad cannot automatically connect to “isunet.” In such cases, try resetting the device and then manually configuring “isunet” as a WPA2 Enterprise wireless network.

To manually configure “isunet” on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad do the following:

  1. Reset iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad by simultaneously holding down the power button and the home button. Keep holding both buttons even after you see the message, Slide to power off. Allow iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to power off by itself. After the device has powered off, wait 20-30 seconds and then turn it back on by pressing the power button.
  2. Press [Settings] > [Wi-Fi].
  3. If it is not already on, turn on Wi-Fi.
  4. Under Choose a network…, press [Other…].
  5. Type isunet in the box labeled Name.
  6. Press [Security], and then press [WPA2 Enterprise].
  7. Press [Other Network] to return to the previous screen.
  8. Enter your ULID and password.
  9. Press [Join].
  10. If you are asked to accept a certificate, press [Accept].

You are now connected to “isunet”. From now on, your device will automatically connect to “isunet” when Wi-Fi is turned on and you are within range of “isunet.”

How to Get Help

For technical assistance, you may contact the Technology Support Center at 309-438-4357, or by email at SupportCenter@IllinoisState.edu.

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