How To: Connecting to the Network

Central’s network supports Windows 7, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 10, and Mac OS X.  We no longer support Windows XP. However, the Central College web store provides some upgrades to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.  See below for directions on how to connect your computer to campus internet.

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

When you arrive at Central College, 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 “central.college.visitor” network.

Central.College.Visitor: The network does require authentication with the visitor username/password.  Registered Central College users are unable to connect to this network and should use one of the airCentral connections.

airCentral – Academic: This network is NOT for students; but faculty/staff members only. It does require authentication and is secure.


Windows XP is no longer supported on our network. The Central College webstore provides students with free copies of Windows upgrade software.

Windows 7

If your computer is running Windows 7, click here for detailed instructions on connecting to the network.

Windows 8 and 8.1

If your computer is running Windows 8 or 8.1, click here for detailed instructions on connecting to the network.

Windows 10

If your computer is running Windows 10, click here for detailed instructions on connecting to the network.

MacOS

If you have a MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, click here for detailed instructions on connecting to the network.

ChromeOS (Chrome books)

If you have a Chrome device (Chromebook, ChromeOS laptop, Chrome Tablet), Please ensure that you set AES encryption to “PEAP” and Authentication to “MSCHAPv2”.

Edited: 8/21/2018