BGSU Wireless Networks
BGSU provides a variety of wireless networks/SSIDs to campus, each
with their own recommended use cases. The preferred network for all
BGSU faculty, staff and students is secureBG (for
general internet use). The secureBG network encrypts
all traffic and keeps the user logged in for up to six months. Please
use the tabs below to determine which network is best suited for your
secureBG is the preferred wireless network for use with computers, smart phones and tablets for all BGSU students, faculty and staff. Authenticate using your BGSU credentials and you can stay logged in for up to six months! This network is the safest of the networks provided and encrypts all traffic.
The bgsu network is an unencrypted wireless network. Encryption is still supported to websites and VPN, if available.
"Sponsored Guests" are granted access to the
bgsu network. A Sponsored Guest is a short-to-medium term
visitor to BGSU requiring internet access similar to that of a
student. This also includes guests who do not receive text messages.
Examples of Sponsored Guests may include short-term consultants,
vendors or guests using the BTSU or Levis Commons meeting
BGSU guest is similar to the bgsu
network, but is specifically for short-term guests visiting
Bowling Green State University. Examples of those who should use the
BGSU Guest network are parents/guardians, friends,
colleagues on campus for a short time period, students attending a
campus visit, guests attending campus events, etc.
Bandwidth and content access on this network is restricted.
ResMediaNet is only available within campus residence
halls. Some devices are unable to connect to the
secureBG network due to the type of security used and
the media centered nature of the device. ResMediaNet
should be used for semester-long connections for these devices which
include gaming systems, streaming devices, and SmartTVs.