Wireless Networks

Wireless access to the St. Olaf network is widely available across campus. It is available to students, faculty, staff and guests.

  • St. Olaf users should use either the St. Olaf or St. Olaf (Unencrypted) wireless network.
  • St. Olaf guests should use the St. Olaf Guest wireless network.

Connecting to the St. Olaf Wireless Network

St. Olaf users are strongly encouraged to use the St. Olaf wireless network. This wireless network is secured and encrypted with the 802.1x security protocol, and provides access to the Internet and all St. Olaf computing resources.

Follow the appropriate instructions for the computer or device you are connecting:

Once connected, start a web browser. If you haven’t already registered your computer on the network, you’ll be prompted to do so. Enter your St. Olaf username and password. This network registration process only has to be done once each academic year for personal computers.

Connecting to the St. Olaf (Unencrypted) Wireless Network

St. Olaf users may alternatively use the St. Olaf (Unencrypted) network. This network is open and is not encrypted; it does not securely transmit information over the network. It provides access to the Internet and some St. Olaf computing resources. The St. Olaf (Unencrypted) network does not provide access to the college’s file servers or printing. This wireless network can be used to simplify connecting mobile devices (phones, tablets) and game consoles that do not need to connect to the college’s file servers.

Connect to the St. Olaf (Unencrypted) wireless network. If you haven’t already registered your computer on the network, you’ll be prompted to do so. Enter your St. Olaf username and password. This network registration process only has to be done once each academic year for personal computers.

Guests

If you are a guest of the college,

  1. Configure your computer or mobile device to use the St. Olaf Guest wireless network.
  2. Once connected, open a web browser.
  3. Click “I agree”. You will be connected to St. Olaf Guest wireless network.