Connecting to the NKU Wireless Network

This article explains the different wireless networks across the NKU campus, the requirements to join each wireless network, as well as the access of each wireless network.

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A video tutorial and answers to common questions can be found on the Wireless Network FAQs page.

 

Norse_Net


Norse_Net is the recommended wireless network for all NKU Faculty, Staff, and Students.


Requirements

The Norse_Net wireless network requires an active NKU account. When connecting to the Norse_Net wireless network, you will need to enter your NKU credentials to access the wireless network. If asked for a domain, enter "hh.nku.edu".

 

Access

The Norse_Net wireless network grants access to all NKU internal services such as shared drives (J: and K: drives). 

 

How to Connect

  1. Open the Wi-Fi settings on your device (a NKU-issued Dell laptop is shown here), and click "NORSE_NET".

A screenshot showing NKU's wi-fi networks, with NORSE_NET selected.

  1. You will see a message asking if you wish to continue connecting.  Click "Connect".

A screenshot showing NKU's wi-fi networks, with NORSE_NET selected, and a message prompting the user if they wish to continue connecting.

  1. Enter your NKU username and password.

A screenshot showing a prompt to enter login credentials for NKU's wireless network, NORSE_NET.

  1. You will then be connected to NORSE_NET.

A screenshot showing that a user is connect to NKU's wireless network. NORSE_NET.

 

Norse_Guest


Norse_Guest is the recommended wireless network for any NKU guests, such as parents, friends of students, or vendors.  NKU students can also use Norse_Guest if they cannot connect their device to the Norse_Net wireless network.


Requirements

Norse_Guest uses a Web Authorization page called NetReg (https://netreg.nku.edu) to register devices to either an NKU account or a guest account.  Guests are allowed to create a guest account through the Web Authorization page.  If the device does not have a web browser to complete registration, you can follow the instructions for manually registering devices at the Wireless/Wired Device Registration KB article.

 

Access

Guest accounts will only have access to the Internet.  The Norse_Guest wireless network grants NKU Faculty, Staff, and Students limited access to NKU internal services such as shared drives (J: and K: drives).

 

How to Connect

  1. Open the Wi-Fi settings on your device (an iPhone is shown here), and select "NORSE_GUEST".

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's wi-fi networks.

  1. You will immediately be directed to the NetReg page.  Select the link at the bottom of the page: "Or register for guest access".

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg login page.

  1. Enter your First Name, Last Name, and Email Address.  Read the Terms and Conditions, then check "I agree to the terms and conditions".  Click or tap "Register".

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg registration page.

  1. Your account will be created and you will be presented with the confirmation page.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg account creation page.

  1. Your account information, including your password, will be emailed to you.

An iPhone screenshot showing an email from NKU containing wi-fi guest account information.

  1. Return to the NetReg login page and enter your username and password.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg login page.

  1. You will then be prompted to either continue to the network, or manage your devices.  If you have devices to register, such as a gaming device, select "Manage my Devices".  Otherwise, select "Continue to Network" and skip to step 9.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg.  The user is asked if they want to manage devices.

8. The Device Registration page will then show.  To register a device, follow the instructions on the screen.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg device registration page.

  1. You will then receive a confirmation message that you are connected and have Internet access.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg connection confirmation page.

 

 

Norse_Village

Norse_Village is the wireless network exclusively for students residing in any NKU University Housing.
 

Requirements

Norse_Village uses a Web Authorization page called NetReg (https://netreg.nku.edu) to register devices to either an NKU account or a guest account.  Guests are allowed to create a guest account through the Web Authorization page. If the device does not have a web browser to complete registration, you can follow the instructions for manually registering devices at the Wireless/Wired Device Registration KB article.

 

Access

 

The Norse_Village wireless network will only have access to the Internet.


How to Connect

  1. Open the Wi-Fi settings on your device (an iPhone is shown here), and select "NORSE_VILLAGE".

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's wi-fi networks.

  1. You will immediately be directed to the NetReg page.  Enter your NKU username and password.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg login page.

  1. You will then be prompted to either continue to the network, or manage your devices.  If you have devices to register, such as a gaming device, select "Manage my Devices".  Otherwise, select "Continue to Network" and skip to step 5.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg.  The user is asked if they want to manage devices.

  1. The Device Registration page will then show.  To register a device, follow the instructions on the screen.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg device registration page.

  1. You will then receive a confirmation message that you are connected and have Internet access.

An iPhone screenshot showing NKU's NetReg connection confirmation page.

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