Connecting your computer

When you arrive at Central College, the wireless radios of your devices should pick up two or three of the following Central College wireless networks:

  • airCentral: This network is for students. It requires authentication; therefore it is more secure than the “” network.
  • airCentral – Academic: This network is NOT for students, but faculty/staff members only. It does require authentication and is secure.

Click here for detailed instructions on connecting to the airCentral wireless networks.

Note: These instructions include private network details and are therefore exclusive to Central College users.

  • Central.College.Visitor: The network is for campus visitors that do not have a user ID.  Regular Central users will be bumped off of this network when trying to connect.  If you are visiting campus and need to connect to this network, you must have a faculty or staff member grant you access.  Central faculty and staff can click here for more information.

Connecting your mobile devices

Mobile devices requiring Wi-Fi services are also allowed onto Central’s network. Users log into airCentral with their Central College username and password. If you are unable to log into the network because you don’t have the passkey, or your device is unable to connect to that network. click here for instructions on connecting to the unlisted network. Recommend using only for the following devices:

  • Mobile phone / tablet
  • Gaming Device

Note: The unlisted network does not allow any connection to internal Central College resources. Such resources include: Blackboard, WebAdvisor, MyCentral, etc.

Connecting your game console or other devices

Some mobile devices including tablets, phones and gaming devices require a single password to access to the network. In these cases, users must connect to a network that will not appear on your available wireless connections.  Click here for instructions on how to connect these devices.

Note: These instructions include private network details and are therefore exclusive to Central College users.

Service Status & Alerts

The ITS department strives to keep planned outages of networks to a minimum. When we know a system will be down for maintenance or other reasons, we’ll announce this outage on the portal home page at For unplanned outages, notification is posted as soon as is possible. For either planned or unplanned outages, updates are posted in the same location on the portal home page.


Edited: 2/19/2018