Students using laptops and tablets outside at a small picnic table in the fall.

Wireless Network & Services

With over 1000 wireless access points, wireless (Wi-Fi) access to Winona State’s online resources is widely available across campus, including Main Campus, Rochester Campus, East Lake Apartments, Ed Village and all residence halls.

Connect to the Warrior network with your StarID and password.

If you have trouble connecting wirelessly, please see the troubleshooting tips below or contact the Technical Support Center.

There is also wireless access at East Lake Winona, approximately from the visitors’ center on Huff Street to the softball field near Hamilton Street, encompassing the Lake Lodge area, the band shell, playground and softball fields.


This is the primary wireless network for students throughout the Winona campuses and for students and employees on the e-Warrior program in Rochester. WSU student devices should connect to the Warrior network using your StarID and password.

This network is available to students and employees. It can be accessed via supported personally-owned devices as well as WSU devices.

If you are unable to connect to the Warrior network, connect to the WSU Guest network. If you are on the RCTC campus, register as guest on the RCTC wifi network.


Use this wireless network when at East Lake Winona. It is available to students and employees. 


This is a coordinated wireless network service that provides members of participating Eduroam institutions with basic wireless internet access. It does not provide access to resources like campus printers.

Visitors will need their institutional login information to access Eduroam, e.g. StarID and password for MinnState visitors to WSU. Once logged in users will have access for an unlimited amount of time.

Learn more about the Eduroam network.

WSU Guest

Visitors to the Winona campus & Rochester on Broadway campus can enjoy wireless access with a temporary account on our WSU Guest wireless network.

To access the guest network open your device’s wireless settings, select WSU Guest, this should open a web browser to the Winona State University Guest Network page. Select the box for "I accept the Terms of Service" and then choose "Sign in with Email" or "Sign in with Text Message."

"Sign in with Email" choice: Type your name and email address in the required fields. Then select "Send Access Code." An email from will be sent to the email address. Type the access code from the email in the access code field and select "Sign in."

"Sign in with a Text Message" choice. Type your name and email address in the required fields. Choose your Mobile Carrier and type your Mobile Number (without spaces or dashes). Then select "Send Access Code." A text from will be sent to the mobile number with a code. Type the access code from the text message in the access code field and select "Sign in."

Students, Faculty and Staff – Use the following guides to connect personally-owned devices to the WSU wireless network.

How to Connect personally-owned laptops to the WSU Network:

For a step-by-step guide, please visit the Connecting Personally-Owned Laptops Wiki page.

How to Connect to the WSU Network with tablets and phones:

  1. Click on settings
  2. Click on Wi-Fi
  3. Click on the appropriate network (see the list and descriptions below)
  4. Enter your WSU credentials when prompted (StarID and password)


Guests to any of the WSU campuses should select the wireless network appropriate for their location as described above.

If you need additional assistance, please contact the Technical Support Center.

Optimize Your Res Hall Wi-Fi Connection

Does your wireless signal in your room appear weak or nonexistent? Visit the optimizing your wifi connection page in the WSU technology database.

Unsecure Wireless Network

Avoid connecting to wireless networks that don’t require a password. Connecting to an unsecure network (one that does not show a lock or other kinds of security indicators) can permit criminals to eavesdrop on your Internet activity and steal your private data (credit card information, passwords, etc.).