Wireless (Wi-Fi) Network
Wi-Fi Network Names have Changed
- TexasStateWPA will be decommissioned on Friday, Sept. 7. Please connect all devices to the new TXST-Bobcats network.
- TexasStateUniversity has been decommissioned. Family and guests should connect to the new TXST-Visitor network.
- TXST-Home is the new residence hall network for gaming and media devices that require only a passcode to connect.
The new Wi-Fi names meet four important goals:
- End confusion over which network people should use while on campus. Many faculty, students, and staff used to access the much slower TexasStateUniversity guest network – which did not require sign in.
- Standardize Wi-Fi network naming conventions. All students, faculty, and staff will use TXST-Bobcats, and visitors will use TXST-Visitors. The previous names were very similar to one another making it confusing to know which to use.
- Increase security on the visitor network. This new network will require users to receive a text message passcode to connect.
- Supply Wi-Fi in residence halls for things like streaming video devices (e.g., Roku or Amazon Fire), gaming systems, and more. This new offering for residence halls will appear as TXST-Home on devices.
Wi-Fi Network Options
We offer the following Wi-Fi network options:
Secure and fast Wi-Fi for anyone with an active NetID and password.
Unsecure, open Wi-Fi for Texas State family and guests. Passcode is sent via text message. Connections last for 24 hours.
Secure and fast Wi-Fi in Residence Halls. Residents log into Texas State Connect and obtain a passcode to connect gaming and media devices.
Unsecure, open Wi-Fi for guests who attend Bobcat Football games.
Got Questions? Get Answers!
Learn how to log into TXST-Bobcats or how to connect to TXST-Home for media and gaming devices.