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Wireless Access at SU

Get the most out of SU's wireless network!

To take full advantage of AirOrangeX, the wireless network at Syracuse University, you will need a network adapter (also known as a NIC) that supports 802.11n at 5 GHz. NICs that support both the A and N specifications will meet this requirement, and will be indicated as:

  • a/b/g/n
  • a/b/g/draft-n
  • a/g/n

Apple computers already use 5 GHz, but some Windows computers may not. If your computer is not already so equipped, you should consider getting a wireless-N dual-band (or 5 GHz) adapter. USB units are widely available.

The following NIC specifications will also work on SU’s network, but will never be able to take full advantage of 802.11n modes used at SU:

  • a/b/g  
  • a/g
  • b/g/n
  • g/n
  • b/g
Wireless access

Wireless Access at SU

AirOrangeX (AOX), Syracuse University's high-speed wireless network provides an encrypted secure connection (802.1x) to the SU network.

The wireless network is now available in all University residential facilities, South Campus apartments, and in many University buildings located both on and off campus.  All residential facilities have 100% wireless coverage.  See our wireless locations and hotspots.

AirOrangeGuest wireless access is also available for SU guests on a temporary basis.

For SU Students, Faculty and Staff

  • Wireless access is available through AirOrangeX for laptops and hand-held devices.
  • In order to take full advantage of the next generation 802.11n, you will need a device that supports 802.11 a/b/g/n.
  • Using your own wireless routers and Apple AirPorts anywhere on campus is prohibited.
  • Go to for more information.
  • If you are have problems, please bring your laptop or hand-held device to a Service Center for assistance.

Guest Wireless Access at SU

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  • Wireless access is available for guests with laptops and hand-held devices.
  • AirOrangeGuest provides unsecured access and available on a temporary basis.
  • Guest access can be self-sponsored or sponsored by an SU Student, Faculty or Staff member.
  • Self-sponsored accounts are available for a shorter period of time than SU-sponsored accounts.

For Guests: How to set up Self-Sponsored access

  • Self-sponsored accounts will require a text-capable mobile phone to complete the process.
  • Connect to AirOrangeGuest wireless network
  • Click on Self-Sponsored Guest Account Creation on the left side
  • Follow the instructions

For SU Students, Faculty or Staff: How to set up SU-Sponsored access

  • SU-sponsored accounts will require a text-capable mobile phone or email to complete the process.
  • Go to
  • Follow the instructions

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