Student-owned computers can access Macalester College's network after a simple one-time registration process. Registration simply verifies that your anti-virus tools and operating system are fully up-to-date (if they are not, we can help). You can register your computer even if you're not yet on campus, at this link:
Returning students, your registration from last semester has been cleared, so you need to re-register your computer (but now you can do so before you get here!).
To connect to the wireless network (named 'Macalester-Student'), you will need to enter an electronic key into your computer one time. Please do not share this key with others: doing so could compromise the security of your files and personal information. Rest assured that faculty, staff and guests already have their own dedicated wireless network segments. The key has been emailed to all students, and we'll be happy to share it with you again when you get to Macalester.
Returning students, the key is the same one you used last year. You can register your computer before you arrive on campus; enter the wireless key after you get here. If you have questions or problems, either with registration or with the wireless key, please call the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525.