Trusted Wi-Fi Network

Trusted Wi-Fi Network refers to a network that is password protected and often is AD (active directory) authenticated via RADIUS. A network that is AD authenticated will have you enter your AD  username and password to validate you’re still an active employees. A trusted network is the opposite of an untrusted, or guest network, which is a network anyone can join, such as the Wi-Fi at your local Starbucks.  Personal devices should not be allowed onto Trusted networks unless they have been vetted by your IT department and approved for use.

Related Term: Guest Wi-Fi Network

Source: UW-Madison Information Technology

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