Posted by Erin Bard on 19 September 2012 04:03 PM
Welcome! This page will provide you with all necessary information to connect to Houghton College's Wi-Fi networks.
If you encounter any difficulties connecting to our Wi-Fi network or if you have poor signal or a poor experience on our Wi-Fi networks, please contact the Helpdesk email@example.com or stop by in person (we are located in the basement of the Campus Center) and we'll be happy to assist.
All devices on the Houghton College network are required to be registered; when you connect to HC-Visitor and load a web page, you will be prompted to sign in with Houghton College credentials or as a guest. Here is a guide explaining what the registration process looks like: Network Registration Guide
If you have a non-browser device, such as a printer or gaming console, and would like to connect it to the Wi-Fi network, please go here: Manual Device Registration (with instructions)
Connecting to HC-Secure
Most Windows computers can connect to HC-Secure using the simple installation script below:
Wireless Installation Script <--- (click this link)
If you have trouble running the script, are unable to connect even after running the script, or would prefer manual instructions, please refer to the following manual connection directions and troubleshooter.
To connect to HC-Secure from a Mac OSX computer, please follow the directions below. If you have tried to connect to HC-Secure in the past, some of the steps may not appear exactly as described below. If you experience problems, follow the link below titled "Troubles Connecting to HC-Secure."
You will now be connected to the HC-Secure network. To reconnect in the future, just repeat steps 1 and 2.
To connect to HC-Secure from an Apple iOS device such as iPad, iPhone, or iPod, please follow the directions below.
You will now be connected to the HC-Secure network. To reconnect in the future, just repeat steps 1 through 3.
To connect to HC-Secure on Android devices, follow these directions.
1. First, verify that you have a pin number or password set for your Android lockscreen. You won't be able to connect to HC-Secure without this.
2. Install the Houghton root certificate on your Android device by browsing to it: CA1 root certificate
2A. It will prompt you to name the certificate, we recommend naming it "CA1".
2B. Under "Credential Use" select "Wi-Fi" from the dropdown list. Then click OK.
3. Next go to Settings --> Wi-Fi and select HC-Secure from the list of available networks and use the following settings:
3A. EAP method: PEAP
3B. Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
3C. CA Certificate: "CA1" (or whatever you named the certificate from above)
3D. Identity: firstname.lastname@example.org (i.e. your Houghton username), or if it doesn't work and you know you typed your username and password correctly, also try the alternate format: "HOUGHTON\firstname.lastname##"
3E. Password: *your Houghton password*
4. Then press "Connect" and you will be securely connected to HC-Secure.
For further assistance, please use our Wireless Troubleshooter or contact the Helpdesk by email at email@example.com, or in person in the basement of the Campus Center in between Quick Print and the elevator.