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Where can I use wireless in Shiffman Medical Library?

Wireless is installed throughout the building. The best locations are identified on the floor plans at: www.lib.wayne.edu/shiffman/pda/map.php

Note: It can take a couple of minutes for your laptop or Mobile Device to connect to the wireless network once you enter the Shiffman Medical Library.

What do you need to connect to Wireless@Shiffman?

  • Wireless Card - 802.11g (preferred) or 802.11b wireless card installed on either your laptop or Mobile Device
  • Authentication - AccessID (e.g., aa1234) from Wayne State University or School of Medicine email account (jsmith) and accompanying password
  • Operating System - A Windows XP SP2, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows 98 or Mac OS X 10.2 or later, Mac OS 9.2.2
    Note: Windows XP SP2 and Mac OS X 10.3 are strongly recommended because of enhanced built-in support for wireless networks.
  • Software - Web Browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari)

How to install your wireless card?

  • Start your laptop and insert the card into a PC card slot (if external).
  • Your laptop should detect the new wireless card. Follow the instructions to install the drivers.
  • Connection is usually automatic. However, you may need the following information during the installation of drivers.
    • Setup your TCP/IP software to use the 802.11g/b hardware
    • Use DHCP to dynamically obtain a TCP/IP address

How to verify if using DHCP?

  • On a laptop, look at your Network and Dial-up Connection
    • Go to Start -> Settings -> Network and Dial-Up Connections
    • RIGHT click on Local Area Connection and press Properties
    • Click on TCP/IP and press Properties
    • Check off boxes next to DHCP and obtain IP address automatically
  • On a Mobile Device, look at your Wireless Network under the ‘Settings’ Tab
    • Go to Start –> Settings -> System/Connections. Tap 'Wireless Network' (This may have an alternate name depending on your Mobile Device).
    • Tap 'Network Adapters' and select an approriate adaptor (e.g. 'IEEE 802.11b WLAN Adaptor' or 'Dell Axim X51 WLAN Wireless Adaptor')
    • Select ‘use server assigned IP address’. Press OK.

How to connect to WSU wireless network?

You must use a Web browser to authenticate and establish a wireless connection.

  1. Insert your wireless card if you do not have built-in support for wireless connection. Make sure that you use DHCP.
  2. Launch your Web browser and go to any URL (e.g. www.wayne.edu). Your browser home page is automatically redirected to the WSU Wireless Network authentication page (Bluesocket page).
    Note: if you are prompted about a certifcate, click 'Yes'.
  3. Under ‘Username’, enter your WSU AccessID (aa1234) or School of Medicine AccessID (jsmith).
  4. Enter the associated password in the ‘Password’ check-box.
  5. Press ‘Login’ and you should now be able to connect to the Shiffman wireless network.
  6. For laptop, a small logout pop-up window opens when you login. Minimize the logout window to the taskbar. Click the logout window to close your connection.
  7. For Mobile Device users, there is no logout pop-up window as Web browser on a Mobile Device does not support pop-up windows. To logout, shut off your Mobile Device.


Contact the Shiffman Information Desk at 313-577-1094, email askmed@wayne.edu, or report online.

Some laptops require special configuration; we can help you contact an expert for assistance.

Wireless Locations

Shiffman Medical Library
Scott Hall, School of Medicine, WSU

Applebaum College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Cohn Building (College of Nursing)

Wireless in the Libraries
Adamany Undergraduate Library
Law Library
Purdy-Kresge Library
Science & Engineering

For other wireless locations at WSU, visit C&IT Wireless@Wayne (http://computing.wayne.edu/wireless#locations)

Wireless@Wayne (C&IT)

Wireless Printing @Shiffman


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Updated 1/24/07