Welcome to the Salem State Wireless Network

To ensure network security and stability for everyone in the Salem State community, the university uses a Network Access Control (NAC) system for accessing the wireless network. This NAC prevents malicious third parties from connecting to the wireless network. 

The ITS Network team will be updating the NAC system for the fall 2014 semester.  The new system will use a different connection agent, a small program which will be installed on your computer.  The benefits will be improved security and will eliminate the need for re-authentication as you move from building to building across campus.

The upgrade of the NAC system will be accomplished in multiple steps to facilitate ease of transition. The first step will be done Tuesday evening, August 26, as the ITS Networking team begins the first phase of the upgrade.    

As you return to campus, if your laptop or device has previously connected to the SalemState wireless network, the change should be seamless.  Some devices may be prompted for login credentials or certificates.  Simply enter your SSU Login credentials and accept the certificate.  (Depending on your mobile device, or operating system, the certificate prompts may differ.  You may be selecting “Accept”, “Connect”, or “Continue.”) The connection should be relatively quick.

If your laptop or device has never connected to the Salem State wireless network, you will be prompted to enter your credentials and to accept a certificate. See the directions below.


  • Begin by connecting to the wireless network Salem State
  • You will be prompted to enter your SSU Login
  • You will be presented with a Windows Security Alert for a security certificate. Click on Connect. You will be automatically connected to the Salem State secure wireless network. 

- Open a browser to test the wireless connection

For more information, contact the it-helpdesk@salemstate.edu. Students can also visit our walk-in student laptop support center in Central Campus Building 1 (Bertolon Building), near the dining facility, under the stairway.