Fall 2018 – Changeover for WiFi users

Overview

During Fall Semester 2018, tentatively planned for October 18, Central College will switch part of their network over to Aruba hardware from Cisco hardware, for the Scholte Residence Halls. Changes have been made to the Visitor network as well.

During the Winter Break 2018, the remainder of the campus is scheduled to switch over to the new system.

Phase I – Network services affected after switchover

The gaming network will no longer work for Scholte residents, it is still available for other residences. The gaming network had been established for devices requiring a password only. For example: tvs, gaming devices and streaming devices. Scholte students wanting to connect these types of devices to the WiFi network must register their devices. Students should connect to the wireless network called:  airCentral, using your Central College credentials. Students register their devices by navigating to: https://auth.central.edu/guest. After registration of the tv or gaming device, students connect their gaming devices to: Central.College.Visitor.

Students connect their computers and mobile devices to the airCentral network with their student credentials.

Scholte residents – connecting non-computer devices

  1. On your computer, navigate to a browser
  2. Navigate to: https://auth.central.edu/guest
  3. Type your username and password
  4. Click on the Create button
  5. For the Device Name: Type your username and the type of device
  6. Media Access Control Address (MAC): Enter the MAC or Physical number of the wireless device, do not use the wired MAC address or Bluetooth address. These numbers are found generally under preferences, options or network settings of the device. Check the device manual or search online for the location of the MAC or Physical numbers for your device. ** Be sure and use colons between each set of characters. Ex: 00:00:00:00:00:00
  7. Device Type: select the appropriate device
  8. AirGroup: Select this if you are the only one that is ‘in control’ of this device.
  9. Shared With: List Central usernames of those people you’d like to have access to your device.
  10. Choose an expiration date
  11. Terms of Use: Check to continue
  12. Click Create Device
  13. A registration receipt is displayed
  14. Connect device to: Central.College.Visitor

Visitor Network

Users coming to Central College and wishing to use the visitor network, will have two options. Visitors will see these options whenever they try to open an Internet site. The first option allows users a 24 hour time frame. If users need additional time, a link in the initial form takes them to a form gathering information for a sponsored connection. The visitor types the faculty or staff email and name. The faculty or staff member gets a notification this visitor wants a sponsored visitor account and must approve of the request.  The sponsored account connects the user for up to two weeks.

Here are examples of the forms to be completed for visitor access:

Changes around Thanksgiving Break

One additional change is to the airCentral-Academic network. Users typically connecting to this network will connect via airCentral. Services provided previously through airCentral-Academic will be the same as before.

Phase II – Network services after Winter Break 2018

The rest of Central College will have the same changes of services as Scholte Residence Halls as mentioned above.

One additional change is to the airCentral-Academic network. Users typically connecting to this network will connect via airCentral. Services provided previously through airCentral-Academic will be the same as before.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk, ITSHelpDesk@central.edu or call 641-628-7692

Edited 10/19/18