Wireless Network

Colby College operates three wireless networks: Colby Access, Colby Guest Access, and eduroam. In order to fully take advantage of Colby Wireless service, students, faculty members and staff must be connected to the network called Colby Access.

Colby Guest Access is intended for use by visitors and guests of the College. It does not allow the use of licensed programs, campus printers or access to the file servers and lab networks.

The eduroam network allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

 

The Colby Access wireless network is an encrypted wireless network for use by all Colby account holders (students, faculty and staff) and provides access to general information technology resources, such as printing, file and software servers. The encryption ensures that the wireless data cannot be captured or monitored by other computers nearby.

Colby Guest Access available for all Colby visitors and guests.

The eduroam network allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions.

 

Connecting to a Wireless Network

  • Colby Access Users will be prompted for their Colby username/password and to accept (or trust) a digital certificate before they are permitted to associate with the network. Some computers, such as Microsoft Windows, iPhone/iPads and Android devices may require additional configuration before a successful connection can be made.
  • Colby Guest Access Users will be prompted with a web page to log in using their email address. Guest access is active for 24 hours, at which point, it will need to be renewed by logging in again.
  • eduroam Users connecting to the eduroam network should log in using their home institution’s login information.

If your computer or device is unable to connect to the Colby wireless networks, or the network does not work once connected, some additional configuration may be required. Please refer to the steps below based on your operating system type. These steps will only need to be done once, as any future connections to the network will use the saved or ‘remembered’ profile for the network.

  • Microsoft Window Profiler Installer (Recommended)
    • Colby Access Profile installer for all Windows operating systems
      • Save and then run the installer to automatically create a “Colby Access” Wireless network on your computer

 

If the instructions listed above do not apply to your device or operating system, try configuring the wireless connection profile using the following general settings:

  • Network Name / SSID:  Colby Access   (*note this is case sensitive)
  • Security Type:  WPA2 Enterprise
  • Encryption Type:  AES or TKIP (both are supported)
  • Authentication Method:  Protected EAP or PEAP
    • Using secured password (EAP-MSCHAPv2)
 
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Service ID: 33635
Created
Mon 3/4/19 11:22 AM
Modified
Wed 6/16/21 4:40 PM