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Connect to wireless (WiFi) on campus

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St. John Fisher College provides wireless in all buildings on campus including Residence Halls, Academic, and Administration Buildings. The College offers a secure wireless connection to provide enhanced wireless security to the College Community. When using the SJFC and ResNet wireless networks, you will have enhanced security and your Internet usage will no longer be visible by others using the unsecured wireless network.

Please remember that ANY unsecured wireless network (e.g. Starbucks, Mom’s Coffee & Cookie shop, etc.) are just that…UNSECURE. That means other people using that network may be able to see your Internet traffic.

The three wireless networks available across campus are:

In Academic and Administration Buildings

SJFC will utilize the WPA-2 Enterprise protocol. WPA-2 Enterprise is built into all current operating systems and mobile devices. Users connect to the College’s main network through a secured encrypted connection. The secure network is available for all St. John Fisher College owned/managed devices as well as any personal devices (BYOD).

SJFC_Guest is an open wireless network routed directly to the internet (similar to Starbucks). The unencrypted wireless connection provides basic internet access with no access to campus resources, i.e., printing.  The guest service is subject to the College’s Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).

In Residence Halls

The wireless network for residential halls (ResNet) is available in all locations in each building. Each residential hall has its own Network Name (SSID), to avoid your wireless device from attempting to switch between Access Points (APs) in a nearby building and also for security purposes. When connecting to wireless within a residential hall, always connect to the name of the building you are currently in.

Connecting to Residential Halls (Resnet) Wireless [pdf]

How to establish a WiFi connection for the first time from a PC (Windows7) to SJFC:

1. Select SJFC and click on Connect.

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2. From a device not managed by St. John Fisher College, enter your Network Credentials and click on OK.

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3. Accept the security certificate from wireless.sjfc.edu - The certificate is used by Windows to ensure a secure connection to the authentication server. From the Windows Security Alert dialog box click on Connect to proceed with the connection.

How to establish a WiFi connection for the first time from Mac to SJFC:

1.  Select SJFC, enter your Network Credentials and click on Join.

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2. Verify Certificate - The certificate is used by iOS to ensure a secure connection to the authentication server. From the Verify Certificate dialog box click on Continue to proceed with the connection.

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