Connecting to the campus network (wired & wireless)
Student Network Registration
Did you know that wired networking is available across campus? You can access the Internet via wired as long as your laptop is equipped with a network card and Ethernet cable.
Did you know that wireless networking is available across campus? You can access the Internet via wireless as long as your laptop is equipped with a wireless card. Use the network name and encryption key (if applicable) information provided below.
Campus Buildings with Wireless Networks
All buildings on campus have wireless coverage. Users should connect to the network WheatonCollege with the encryption key wheatoncollege. Users will be required to authenticate and students must pass a security scan each semester before gaining network access.
Guest users can connect to the network named Guest. Guest users will be asked for a password which can be obtained at Public Service/Information Desk locations.
Wireless Network Connection Instructions
- WheatonCollege Wireless Network Instructions for Windows
- WheatonCollege Wireless Network Instructions for Macintosh
- WheatonCollege Wireless Device Manual Registration Form
Many Library electronic resources are licensed to be used by the Wheaton community only. Technically the restriction is enforced by checking the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the person attempting access to the material. The IP address, in many cases, must be one that could be obtained while working on campus.
In order to obtain an on campus IP address from off campus, you need to authenticate yourself at the Wheaton firewall. In order to to do that, you need to have an ID and password on that firewall and run a specialized software program on the computer you are using from off campus.
The VPN also allows you to access other resources on-campus resources that are blocked at the firewall. Examples include, but are not limited to, printing to campus printers, sending mail through Wheaton's mail server, and accessing non-public servers.
Faculty, staff and students not in residence at Wheaton are eligible for off campus access.