Most smart devices: iPhones, androids, iPads and tablets have the ability to connect to local wireless networks. Connecting these devices over wireless is less taxing on the battery life the device, provides a secure and fast internet connection, and often offers free services that you might be charged for if used over a 3G or 4G connection. In this article will explain how to enable and connect your wireless on most commonly used devices. Scroll down or select your device from the table of contents on the right to learn more.

iPhone / iPod Touch / iPad

This example uses the version 4.0 of the iPhone OS; any other OS should not be significantly different. If they are, this article will be updated accordingly.

Find and select the Settings icon on your iPhone or iPod Touch.

Select Wi-Fi from the Settings menu.

If your Wi-Fi setting currently set to Off, tap it to toggle On the Wi-Fi access.

Once your Wi-Fi is enabled you should see available networks appear below. The two Concordia wireless networks are Student and Campus . Student is for student use, and campus networks are for use by staff and faculty. Tap the network that applies to you to connect.

Connecting to either network will require a specific network password. Log in HERE for information on getting those passwords. Enter the correct password, then click 'Join' to join the network.
When connected, your network SSID (network name) will be indicated in blue with a check mark beside it.

We are using Android 2.1 for our examples. The process should remain relatively similar regardless of software version and device.

On your Android device, select the Settings icon. The actual icon for 'Settings' may vary from Android to Android.
Under Settings, choose Wireless & networks.
Next, select Wi-Fi settings.

If Wi-Fi is not already turned on, tap the check mark by Wi-Fi to turn it on. When Wi-Fi is enabled, available SSID’s will appear below. Encrypted networks will by indicated with a padlock icon. Select the network to which you’d like to connect.

The two Concordia wireless networks are Student and Campus. Student is for student use, and Campus is for use by staff and faculty. Tap the network that applies to you to connect.
Type in the appropriate password (available HERE) and select Connect.

You should now see that you are connected to the network.


If you are having problems connecting to Wi-Fi please contact the Technology Center via email at support@cu-portland.edu.

Updated by Steven Quirk 11/20/13