Wireless network access is available throughout our college campuses.
Students, Faculty and Staff may follow the provided instructions to set up their personal laptop or mobile device to access the secure campus wireless - "MC-Secure". Laptops that are property of Madison College are already be set up to authenticate to the wireless network.
Recommended network for all Students, Faculty and Staff
When connecting personal computers and devices, Madison College recommends users connect to the “MC-Secure” wireless network using Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2). This wireless network requires user authentication using your Madison College logon credentials and provides data encryption which secures your wireless session from eavesdropping.
To set up your personal laptop or device on the MC-Secure network, use one of the guides below.
Start Here with these quick setup guides.
Use these manual setup guides if quick setup does not work.
Update 11/12/2013 - One case of a student who'd upgraded their laptop to Windows 8.1 not being able to connect to MC-Secure or MC-Guest wireless has been reported. Our college wireless team is checking on this. Users may want to consider delaying an upgrade from Windows 8.0 to 8.1, since rolling back to Windows 8.0 involves refreshing to original factory settings.
If your device is not listed above, check this list of the general wireless settings required.
Most computers should have the required certificate already. In some cases, if setup does not work, users may need to first add the certificate file.
Users who do not have Madison Area Technical College accounts may be able to access the wireless systems using "MC Guest . Usage limitations may apply and you will need to accept a usage agreement. When using Blackboard, especially when taking online tests or quizzes, be sure to connect to MC-Secure due to limitations with MC-Guest.
College email and Mobile Devices on-campus: Exchange ActiveSync does not work with Guest Access. Users must use MC-Secure to receive email to their wireless device.