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The password for connecting to EGR Wi-Fi WPA2 is "engineering"

Engineering's Network

MSU and the College of Engineering use Ethernet, TCP/IP based networks to provide network service and access to the Internet. The networks of the Engineering Building, the Engineering Research Complex, the MBI Building and the Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC) are connected to the campus backbone: a high-speed fiber network that runs at 1 Gigabit, or 1000 Megabits per second. 10/100/1000 Mbps switched/dedicated connections are provided to each of the rooms in all buildings. Each connection uses CAT5E twisted pair cabling, similar to a telephone cable and jack, and will operate at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps, depending on the speed of the computers in the room.

The Engineering Building, Engineering Research Complex, MBI Building and CVRC are protected by a DECS managed firewall. All incoming connections are blocked by default to avoid exposing potentially vulnerable computers to the Internet. Our servers are also prevented from connecting outwards to the campus or Internet to prevent unexpected behavior.

Wireless (EGR Wi-Fi)

EGR Wi-Fi supports the IEEE 802.11a/g/n Wireless Fidelity (Wi-FI) standards. The EGRnet wireless network uses the SSID, or network name of EGR Wi-Fi. The password for connecting to EGR Wi-Fi WPA2 is engineering.

For more information regarding locations, coverage and specs, see the Wireless section of this website.


DECS provides Domain Name System (DNS) service for, an assortment of other subdomains, and additional independent domain which are associated with particular engineering interests or services, and will register and host DNS for domains requested which involve an engineering topic and/or collaborative endeavor.

DECS also provides dynamic DNS for hosts registered with the engineering DHCP registration system called Network Bouncer. Network Bouncer is available in the Engineering Building, Engineering Research Complex, Jolly Road Facilities and the CVRC Building. Computers registered with Network Bouncer have DNS entries in the form of For more information about and how to connect to Network Bouncer, see the Network Bouncer How To page.

DECS can assist static IP addresses and hostnames for servers or computers with specific needs in any facility with a network supported by DECS. Computers located in Farrall Agriculture Engineering Hall can request a static IP and hostname from DECS.

Wired Networking & DECS

DECS supports and will install the physical (wired) networking in the following locations:

Images of network cables

  • Engineering Building
  • Engineering Research Complex (ERC)
  • Engineering Research Complex South (ERC South)
  • Jolly Road Facilities
  • Civil Infrastructure Lab
  • Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC)
  • Michigan Biotechnology Institute (MBI)
  • Wilson Hall, rooms G79 and C4
  • Trout Food Science, Third Floor
  • Farrall Hall, room 105

Networking managed by DECS provide either Fast Ethernet (100Mbps) or Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbps) connectivity to network jacks. All rooms in the Engineering Building and Engineering Research Complex have networked jacks. One or more network jacks should be located in the room somewhere on a wall about a foot above the floor, and may be orange.


DECS provides consulting for anyone interested in discussing networking needs, changes, plans, improvements or problems for office, research or home use, and will troubleshoot and diagnose any networking problem at no cost to the supported members of the engineering community. We will also repair any network problem encountered on any DECS supported networks. Contact us any time via, calling 353-8891 or stopping in the Support Office in 1325 in the Engineering Building.