Accessing the Internet from Campus

Logging into a Campus Networked Computer

To login, use your network username and password. This is the password you have previously set inside myGate.

If you do not know your password, do the following:

  1. Login with the username murray and the password racers
  2. You will be directed to the myGate login page. This may take a few minutes.
  3. Log in to myGate. (For password help, see myGate Account Service.)
  4. Locate the "Account Services” channel on the Home tab.
  5. Click on the "CHANGE PASSWORD" button under Change Murray State Password.  
  6. Create a new password following the Password rules. The new password that you submit will become the password for your Canvas, myGate, Network and RacerMail accounts.
    NOTE: Your username for Canvas and Network is the same as your myGate username.
  7. You can now log on to any campus computer with your myGate username and your new network password.

Logging onto the Campus Wireless Networks

Trying to access the MSUstudent or MSUemployee wireless networks? We have provided step-by-step guides for assistance.

Additional Information

Problems activating your account?
If you have trouble activating your account and have already scheduled classes, call the Service Desk at 270-809-2346.

Forgot your Network Password?
If you have previously accessed your network account, follow the instructions above to change your password inside myGate. 

Residential Colleges and College Courts access
Use the Connecting to the Internet in the Residential Colleges and College Courts for assistance with connecting wired and wireless devices. For gaming devices, you may need to use the instructions in the Connecting to ResNet Using ResNetDevicesRegistration & ResNetDevices.

If you continue to have trouble, please contact the Service Desk at 270-809-2346 or

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Your network account is used for logging on to campus computers and the campus wireless networks. If you know your myGate credentials, you may activate or reset your network account through myGate on the Home tab. For further assistance, please use this service request or contact the Service Desk at 270-809-2346.
If you do not know your Murray State account password, please try using the Password Self-Service system. If you need help with Duo (myGate 2FA) see the instructions here or contact the Service Desk. Instructions for enrolling in Password Self-Service are provided.