WREN Wireless SSID Consolidation


WREN wireless network optimization

During the summer training period, CIO/G-6 will be implementing a new enterprise wireless network to improve performance and simplify the user experience.  This wireless network ID will simply be called WREN.  This new wireless ID will allow all users including Staff and Faculty, Cadets and Cadet Candidates to connect using their Office 365 user credentials.  It will segregate users transparently and allow access to the appropriate network resources, both on and off the WREN.  It will also increase wireless network performance and improve our wireless security posture, which makes everyone at the Academy safer and more prosperous.

WREN_Guest network

Currently the WREN_Guest network provides access to guest users as well as Cadets, Staff and Faculty who wish to register their personal devices, such as game systems or devices that cannot authenticate with WREN user credentials.  We will maintain the WREN_Guest network ID, and will combine this network with the WREN_IOT ID in order to optimize performance.  All current guest devices will remain enabled, and WREN_IOT devices will simply connect the WREN_Guest network using the password.


Schedule for implementation

1 MAY 21: Starting with the occupation of Camps Buckner and Natural Bridge the WREN SSID will be enabled for all Cadets, Staff and Faculty

1 JUN 21: All Barracks, Academic Buildings and other area on main post will have the WREN SSID enabled.  WREN_Guest will allow all WREN_IOT devices to connect.

3 JUN 21: All areas on main post will begin transition to using WREN network ID and WREN_SF network will be shut down.  WREN_Cadets and WREN_CC will remain online until 10 JUN.

10 JUN 21: All areas on main post complete transition to using WREN network ID.  WREN_Cadets and WREN_CC networks will be shut down.

17 JUN 21: WREN_IOT network will be shut down.



WREN Wireless Networks


West Point Cadets, Cadet Candidates, Staff and Faculty. GFE (Government Furnished Equipment) and personal devices, i.e. personal computer, iPad, tablet. Must meet all West Point Compliance and Conditional Access requirements.



Devices that cannot meet 802.1x compliance (i.e. xbox, playstation, echo, google home) must be registered by user, limit of 5 devices per user.  Go to to register.

New: Government owned devices that cannot meet 802.1x compliance. DCO’s must submit a ticket with the MAC address to NSB for exception.



For use by system administrators only.




  1. Click on the wifi () icon towards the right of your taskbar.
  2. Locate the wifi network named “WREN”
  3. Check the box next to “Connect automatically”
  4. Click “Connect”
  5. If you get a message asking “Continue connecting?”, click on “Connect”
  6. Enter your email address in the username box (ex.
  7. Enter your Office365 password in the password box.
  8. You are now connected to the WREN!


  1. Go to your Wi-Fi settings
  2. Find and select “WREN”
  3. Enter your email address in the username box (ex.
  4. Enter your Office365 password in the password box.
  5. Press “Connect”


  1. Go to your Wi-Fi Settings 
  2. Find and select WREN
  3. EAP method PEAP 
  4. Phase 2 authentication MSCHAPV2 (You may have to scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Advanced to see your Phase2 authentication options)
  5. CA Certificated  Do Not Validate. 
  6. Identity = (email address) or Domain and Identity = username
  7. Anonymous identity field should be left blank. 
  8. Enter your Office 365 password in the password box 
  9. In Advanced options select Use device MAC or Phone MAC (the default is Randomized MAC) 
  10. Select Connect 



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