Wireless Network & Internet
Wireless service first appeared on the Drexel campus in 2000 with a network called DragonFly. Since that time, wireless has become the most pervasive access method used to connect to campus and Internet resources. Peak daily use of the DragonFly networks routinely exceeds 16,000 simultaneous devices.
There are multiple wireless networks at Drexel. Determine which wireless network is for you from the options below.
DragonFly3 is the University's preferred wireless network. It offers the best security and performance. It's supported on computers, tablets and phones. DragonFly3 is available to all students, faculty, and staff with a current University user ID.
Instructions for Connecting to DragonFly3 and Using the DragonFly3 Installation Wizard
DragonFly-Play is exclusively for use in Drexel Housing (including Greek and 34th Street Housing) for connecting game consoles, streaming appliances, smart TVs and other home entertainment devices. For example: PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo game consoles. Other examples include: Apple TV, Roku players, Amazon Fire TV, and Amazon Echo. DragonFly-Play is an open network that does not require you to configure a Wi-Fi password nor does it require any registration. To use this network, just follow your devices configuration instructions and connect to the DragonFly-Play network. During setup, if your device asks if you are at home or on a campus network, select the at home option. This network is for use by entertainment devices that remain in the rooms of university housing residents.
The DragonFly-Play network only appears in Drexel's University Housing Locations. No installers or registration steps are necessary to connect home entertainment devices to DragonFly-Play.
If for some reason your home entertainment appliance or game console doesn't automatically connect to the wireless DragonFly-Play network, you can manually register it's Wi-Fi address by following steps listed below under "DragonFly", but please contact us to let us now that your device is not automatically connecting to DragonFly-Play so we can try to correct the problem.
DragonFly is for devices and appliances (outside of the residence halls) that cannot connect to DragonFly3 or DragonFly-Play because they do not support enterprise class WPA2 and 8021.X user name authentication. These devices should connect to the DragonFly Wireless Network. Device Wi-Fi address registration is necessary to use DragonFly.
Instruction for Connecting to DragonFly and Using the Wi-Fi Address Registration System
Visitors and guests to the Drexel campus should use the wireless Drexel Guest Network for basic web browsing. It is limited to services that are publicly available.
Instruction for Connecting to Drexel Guest