Tuesday, April 11, 2017

New wireless service, no more wireless keys!

Use your Macalester username and password to connect to Macalester WiFi

Macalester’s wireless network is being upgraded to increase campus information security. As part of this upgrade, ITS will be replacing our existing Macalester wireless network, for faculty and staff, with Macalester WiFi. Use your Macalester username and unique password to connect to Macalester WiFi; using a shared key (password) will no longer be necessary.

Services affected: Macalester wireless access

Services NOT affected: eduroam, Macalester-Guest will change to Macalester Guest but will be otherwise unchanged.

What is being done: Macalester WiFi will replace the existing Macalester and Macalester-student wireless network for faculty, staff and students.

When is this taking place: Starting Monday, April 10, 2017, opt in to Macalester WiFi. On June 1, 2017, the wireless network Macalester and Macalester-student will be disabled.

What you need to do: If your computer, laptop, tablet or phone is currently connected to eduroam, do nothing. If your device is connected to Macalester or Macalester-student, connect it to Macalester WiFi with your Macalester username and password. Go to https://www.macalester.edu/its/wifi for step-by-step instructions.

Further communications:
Several reminder notices will be sent to faculty, staff and students prior to Thursday, June 1, 2017.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525 or helpdesk@macalester.edu.

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