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Butler Network and Getting Connected

Get Connected

Check out the Get Connected guide in our knowledge base for information on getting your devices connected to the Butler network.
 

Wireless (Wi-Fi) Coverage 

The Butler University wireless network is available at speeds of up to 600Mbps in all academic, residential and administrative buildings (note: Butler Terrace and South Campus Apartments have wireless provided by Spectrum). Actual connection speeds will vary based on many factors, including the number of active devices and interference from prohibited devices. 

Butler Wireless (SSID: BU Secure Wireless)

The BU Secure Wireless network provides an encrypted wireless connection to the Butler network. 
 

Guest/Open Wireless (SSID: BU Guest/Open Wireless)

The Guest/Open Wireless network is not encrypted and only permits connecting to the Internet; certain Butler services are not available (including printing and BUfiles). 
 

Outdoor Wireless

Butler wireless (both BU Secure Wireless and Guest wireless) are available throughout many outdoor spaces on campus. To view a coverage map of available outdoor wireless locations, click this link.
 

Wireless Standards, Interference, and Prohibited Devices

Butler does not allow users to run their own wireless access points, routers, or other devices which may cause interference with the wireless network. For more information, click this link.