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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

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

General Instructions | Windows 7 | Windows 8 | Windows 10Mac

Windows 7

General Instructions | Windows 7 | Windows 8Windows 10 | Mac

  1. Click the Windows (Start) button and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click Network and Internet and then click Network and Sharing Center.
  3. Click Manage wireless networks.
  4. Click Add and then click Manually create a network profile.
    Click

    Click
  5. Enter the following information:

    Network name: "AugieWiFi(Secured)"
    Security type: "WPA2-Enterprise"
    Encryption type: "AES"
    Type network name and set both the security and encription type
  6. Click Next and then click Change connection settings.
  7. Click on the Security tab and then click the Settings button.
    Click
  8. Uncheck Validate server certificate and click the Configure... button.
    Uncheck
  9. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
    Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
  10. Click OK and then click OK again.
  11. Click Advanced settings, check Specify authentication mode: and select User authentication.
    Check
  12. Click OK.
    Note: If you want Windows to remember your username and password, check the box next to "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on". Note: After you change your Augustana password, you will be prompted to enter your username and new password when you connect to the wireless network. 
    Check
  13. Click OK, and then click Close.
  14. Click on the wireless network icon in the system tray (in the lower-right corner of the screen).
  15. Click AugieWiFi(Secured) and then click Connect.
    Choose
  16. Enter your network username and password (i.e. Moodle/Arches) when prompted and click OK.
    Type in network (moodle/arches) username and password and click ok.
  17. You will be connected to the Augustana wireless network.

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.

Windows 8 
General Instructions | Windows 7 | Windows 8Windows 10 | Mac

  1. Hover your curser to the top or bottom right corner of your screen (don't click) to view the charms bar.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the Charms Bar.
    Move mouse to top or bottom, right corner to view charms bar, then click on the settings button
  3. Click Control Panel
    Choose
  4. Click Network and Internet
    Click
  5. Click Network and Sharing Center
    Click
  6. Click Set up a new connection or network
    Click
  7. Select Manually connect to a wireless network
    Click
  8. Enter the following information:
    Network Name: "AugieWiFi(Secured)"
    Security Type: "WPA2-Enterprise"
    Encryption type: "AES"
    Enter
  9. Click Next and then click Change connection settings
    Click
  10. Click on the Security tab
    Click the
  11. Click on the Settings button
    Click on the
  12. Uncheck Validate server certificate
    Uncheck
  13. Click Configure button
    Click on the
  14. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
    Uncheck
  15. Click OK and then click OK again
  16. Click Advanced settings
  17. Check Specify authentication mode and select User authentication
    Check
  18. Click OK
    Note: If you want Windows to remember your username and password, check the box next to "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on". Note: After you change your Augustana password, you will be prompted to enter your username and new password when you connect to the wireless network.
    Check
  19. Click OK and then click Close
  20. Click AugieWiFi(Secured) and then click Connect
    Click on AugieWiFi(Secured) and then click
  21. Enter your username and password when prompted and click OK
    Enter Username and Password and then click OK
  22. You will be connected to the Augustana wireless network

Windows 10

General Instructions | Windows 7 | Windows 8 | Windows 10 | Mac

  1. Right click on the wireless icon: Click
  2. Click Network and Sharing Center
    Click
  3. Click Set up a new connection or network
    Click
  4. Select Manually connect to a wireless network
    Click
  5. Enter the following information:
    Network Name: "AugieWiFi(Secured)"
    Security Type: "WPA2-Enterprise"
    Encryption type: "AES"
    Enter
  6. Click Next and then click Change connection settings
    Click
  7. Click on the Security tab
    Click the
  8. Click on the Settings button
    Click on the
  9. Uncheck Validate server certificate
    Uncheck
  10. Click Configure button
    Click on the
  11. Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).
    Uncheck
  12. Click OK and then click OK again
  13. Click Advanced settings
  14. Check Specify authentication mode and select User authentication
    Check  
  15. Click OK
    Note: If you want Windows to remember your username and password, check the box next to "Remember my credentials for this connection each time I'm logged on". Note: After you change your Augustana password, you will be prompted to enter your username and new password when you connect to the wireless network.
    Check
  16. Click OK and then click Close
  17. Click AugieWiFi(Secured) and then click Connect
    Click on AugieWiFi(Secured) and then click
  18. Enter your username and password when prompted and click OK
  19. You will be connected to the Augustana wireless network

Mac

General Instructions | Windows 7 | Windows 8 | Windows 10 | Mac

  1. Make sure that the wireless card is turned on by clicking the AirPort icon in the menu and clicking Turn AirPort On.
    Turn on wireless
  2. Click on the AirPort icon in the menu and click AugieWiFi(Secured).
    Choose AugieWiFi(Secured)
  3. Enter your Network username and password (i.e. Moodle/Arches) and click OK.
    Enter Network (Moodle/Arches) password and click OK
  4. In the Verify Certificate window, click Continue.
    Click Continue
  5. Enter your computer username and password to make changes to the Certificate Trust Settings and click OK. (For college-owned machines, this will be your Augustana username and password. For personally-owned machines, this will be a local user account with administrative privileges).
    Enter your computer username/password
  6. You will be connected to the Augustana wireless network.

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.