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Colorado College has 3 flavors of network / internet access

  • WiOfTheTiger - primary wireless network intended for students, guests, and devices such as gaming consoles, apple tvs, ereaders, etc.
  • WiOfTheTiger Employee - more secure wireless network intended for faculty and staff computers owned by Colorado College.
  • Ethernet - fastest and most reliable - recommended for use in offices / dorm rooms.

WiOfTheTiger

Primary wireless network intended for studentsguests, and devices such as gaming consoles, apple tvs, ereaders, etc.

WiOfTheTiger is an open wireless network.  After joining it, open a web browser and go through the very brief registration process.  You'll need to do this on each device you want to connect.  Some devices (such as Rokus and game consoles) don't have internet browsers (or they are difficult to use).  In that case, you can register them from the manage my devices portal on your computer.

WiOfTheTiger has full internet access and limited access to internal servers and resources including printers, Banner (SSB), fileservers, and terminal servers such as VLAB1 and SAS.

WiOfTheTiger Employee

More secure wireless network intended for faculty and staff computers owned by Colorado College.

WiOfTheTiger Employee uses AES encryption, and connections are via the WPA2 Enterprise protocol using PEAP authentication (which is a fancy way of saying it needs both a username and password).  If your device does not support these protocols, you will not be able to connect to WiOfTheTiger Employee with them (most game consoles, for example, do not support these protocols).
  1. After pointing your device to WiOfTheTiger Employee, it will either automatically detect the network type and prompt you for both username and password (which refers to your CC network account - the same username and password you use for email), or you may have to do some configuration.
  2. Once it has accepted your username and password, you will then need to accept a security certificate (in some cases this happens automatically)
  3. After accepting, you will be connected to the wireless network, but will not yet be able to access the internet - instead, you should be redirected to a registration page.  Use your CC username and password to register and you'll be all set.

Ethernet

We know wireless is exciting, but even as technology improves, a good old fashioned wired ethernet connection is still faster and more reliable than wireless.  We recommend you connect via ethernet whenever possible (usually in your office or dorm room) and leave wireless for when you roam around away from home base.

There is no configuration needed for ethernet - once you plug in, you will be connected to the network.  Like WiOfTheTiger though, you won't immediately be on the internet.  Instead, you should be redirected to a registration page.  Register with your CC username and password and you'll be all set!