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Email, Wireless and VPN Access

Email

As a SAIT student, a SAIT related email account will automatically be activated for you approximately 10 days before your classes begin.

Accessing your email

To access your SAIT email, log in to your mySAIT account and click on the email icon. If there happens to be more than one student with your first and last name, you can check your email address by logging into mySAIT and selecting the 'View your Personal Email Address' on the mySAIT tab.

You can also access your SAIT email address through the Microsoft Office portal from any internet browser, as well as you have the ability to download the Microsoft Office app for any smartphone (iOS and Android).

Wi-Fi

SAIT provides wireless connectivity to current students and staff. 

Connecting to Wi-Fi anywhere on campus

To set up access to a wireless connection on SAIT's network, follow the steps below. Please note, this can only be done on-campus.

  1. Ensure your wireless adapter is turned on.
  2. Click the wi-fi icon.
  3. Select 'sait-secure' from the list of available wi-fi networks.
  4. Select connect automatically.
  5. Use your student ID without the leading zeros for your username.
  6. Use your current network password.
  7. If you see a message that says 'Continue connecting?', select the connect button.
  8. Once connected, you will need to read and accept the 'End User License Agreement'.
  9. Once you are connected, you will see a message stating that you have successfully connected to sait-secure.
Connecting to Wi-Fi from an Apple device
  1. Open the 'Settings' menu, and select 'Wi-Fi'.
  2. Choose the network listed as 'sait-secure'.
  3. Enter your username | Students - Student ID without the leading zeros | Staff - use your computer ID.
  4. Enter your SAIT login password. If you are a student, this is by default, your birthdate YYMMDD.
  5. Click 'Join'.
  6. Select 'Trust' if a digital experience screen appears. The certificate should say auth4.is.sait.ca.
Connecting to Wi-Fi from an Android device
  1. Open the 'Settings' menu, and select 'Wi-Fi'.
  2. Choose the network listed as 'sait-secure'.
  3. Set EAP Method to PEAP.
  4. Set Phase 2 Authentication to MSCHAPV2.
  5. Leave the CA Certificate blank.
  6. Enter your username | Students - Student ID without the leading zeros | Staff - use your computer ID.
  7. Enter your SAIT login password. If you are a student, this is by default, your birthdate YYMMDD.
  8. Tap 'Connect'.
Requesting guest access

To request Wi-Fi access for a guest coming or visiting SAIT, you will need to submit a HEAT Ticket or email the Helpline and include the following information:

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Username
  • Organization
  • Account expiration
  • Remarks (optional)
  • SAIT sponsor

The IT support team will get back to you with a username and password that can be used by your guests.

Eduroam wireless

The eduroam wireless network service provides students, staff and faculty with free-roaming wireless access at participating institutions and is developed for the 'internal research and education community.'

Accessing eduroam

For instructions on how to connect to eduroam from a computer or smartphone device, click on one of the following below.

VPN

To connect to the SAIT network remotely, you will need to have the Cisco AnyConnect software installed on your computer.

Accessing VPN

After you have the Cisco AnyConnect installed on your computer, you can follow the instructions below for installing VPN, connecting to VPN and accessing O: files remotely.

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