Secure Jayhawk Wireless to get update

Information Technology is rolling out a new, secure version of Jayhawk Wireless on Jan. 26. The switch to secure Jayhawk Wireless will require users to perform a one-time configuration of their wireless devices, such as laptops, smart phones and tablets. Configuration instructions can be found online.

Although users logged in with the previous version of Jayhawk Wireless, the new version will ensure other users on the network cannot access transmitted data. In addition to limiting access to authorized KU users, the data is now encrypted when it is transmitted wirelessly; it wasnít before.

Some older devices may not be technically equipped to use the new secure version of Jayhawk Wireless. If a user thinks his or her device falls into this category, Information Technology recommends utilizing Guest Wireless. The Information Technology Customer Service Center can also help determine if this is affecting a specific device.

Users having difficulty configuring their devices to use Secure Jayhawk Wireless or needing assistance should contact the Information Technology Customer Service Center at 864-8080 or

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