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Wireless Access on Campus

Map of Augustana. Shows where wireless access points are located and which brands are used.
Map of the Wireless Access Points at Augustana. Shows where wireless access points are located and which brands are used. To view full-size PDF, click here.

For information regarding personal wireless routers, click here.

For information regarding how to connect to our new wireless networks, please click here.

Wireless is available in all campus buildings

What you need to know to access our network

Your laptop will need to be wireless-ready - all new laptops are.

Then you will need to locate a WiFi hotspot (see the list above for on campus locations). A hotspot provides access to the school's network. As many as 50 devices can access a hotspot from a distance up to 100 feet.

The first time you connect to Augustana's wireless network, you will need to register your computer by filling out basic information and entering your Augustana login and password. Then you will need to reboot. If you have family visiting Augustana, there is a provision for guest access.

On most computers you may have to click the icon for your wireless card on your screen. Click the Search button and a list of hotspots will show up; just double click on the one you wish to connect to. Our network ids are OpenAugieWiFi, GuestsofAugustana, GameConsolesAC, and AugieWiFi(Secured) (for information for connecting to our new networks, click here).

Which wireless network should I be connecting to?

Which network should I connect to | How do I connect?

AugieWiFi(Secured)

  • This is the preferred method for wireless connectivity, as it is encrypted and secured with Augustana network authentication.
  • It should prompt you for username and password at log on and you should use your Augustana Network username (i.e Moodle/Arches) and password to login.
  • Your device must be registered via our network registration system before it will be allowed on the network.

Note: If your device has been working fine on our wireless networks before the wireless rollout, it should already be registered. If you are having trouble connecting your device, please stop by the ITS department in Sorensen during normal work hours (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday) to ask a staff member to help you.

OpenOpenAugieWiFi (Formerly AugieWiFi)

  • This network is an unencrypted, open system for devices that cannot connect via AugieWiFi(Secured) such as possible smart phones, tablets, game consoles etc.
  • Like the secured network, this network also still requires any device connected to it to be registered via our network registration system before it will be allowed on the network.

Note: If your device has been working fine on our wireless networks before the wireless rollout, it should already be registered. If you are having trouble connecting your device, please stop by the ITS department in Sorensen during normal work hours (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday) to ask a staff member to help you.

GameConsolesAC

This network was created specifically for students to connect their Smart TV's, Game Consoles, Rokus, etc. to the wireless network. To register your device on the network:

  1. Find the MAC address of the device
  2. Go to the Self-reg page
  3. Choose you device from the dropdown
  4. Type in your MAC Address
  5. Click on Register your device

GuestsofAugustana (Formerly ACGuestNet)

  • This network is for Augustana College guests, family, friends etc. that may visit.
  • This network is an open system with internet access only, with no access to our internal network resources.
  • Once connected to GuestsofAugustana, it will ask them to login with their email address once a web browser is opened.
  • Users will then have 1 day of internet access before the system will then require them to re-login with their email address every 24 hours for continued internet access.

Connection Instructions

Windows 7 | Windows 8 | Windows 10 | Mac 

If you have any problems connecting to AugieWiFi(Secured) please try to connect to AugieWiFi. If you're still having problems, please contact a member of ITS at helpdesk@augustana.edu or at (309) 794-7293.