How to Join TXST-Home

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Smart Devices Notice

Smart devices such as Alexas, Google Homes, and smart TVs don't always work as expected when connected to the TXST-Home network.

There are two steps needed to join the TXST-Home network:

NOTE: Once checked into your residence hall, you will gain access to the TXST-Home website and the ability to generate a code within 24 hours. Please check-in with your Resident Assistant (RA) to initiate this access.

Step 1. From a mobile device or computer, go to Texas State Connect and obtain a passcode. You will need a NetID and password.
Step 2. From your personal, gaming, media device, connect to TXST-Home and enter the passcode.

Follow these instructions to join the TXST-Home network:

Step 1. Get a passcode from Texas State Connect.

  1. From your mobile device or computer, go to Texas State Connect.
  2. On the home screen, click Start.

    Click "Start" once on TXST Connect
  3. Click TXST-Home.

    Select "TXST-Home" to begin connection
  4. Click Residence Halls.

    Select "Residence Halls" to gain WiFi access
  5. Enter your NetID (e.g., zzz99) and password, and click Login.

    Log in with your NetID and password for the temporary access code
  6. The passcode needed to log into your personal, gaming, or media device will display.

    - Each passcode can be used on one device only.
    - The passcode will become active in about 5 minutes.
    - You must use the passcode in 20 minutes or it will expire.
    - If you need to connect multiple devices, click Start Over, and complete the steps again to obtain a passcode for each device.

Step 2. Connect to TXST-Home, and enter the passcode.

  1. On the personal, media, or gaming device, go to the Wi-Fi network settings, and tap TXST-Home.

    TIP: If you are not sure how to find the device's Wi-Fi network settings, consult with the device manufacturer's instructions or support.
  2. In the password section, enter the passcode given to you on the Texas State Connect screen.

    NOTE: Please allow up to 5 minutes for the passcode to become active.