Internet & Telephone

Wireless Network

Wireless access to Macalester's network is available across campus to students, faculty, staff and guests.

Faculty and staff may use Virtual Private Network (VPN) to securely connect to the network from off campus. Report wireless signal issues when possible.

List of wireless networks
WIRELESS NETWORKSAUDIENCELOGIN REQUIREMENTS
Macalester Faculty and Staff Encrypted. Electronic key (password) is required and reset each fall semester.
Macalester-student Current Macalester students Encrypted. Electronic key (password) is required. Once connected, all devices must be scanned and registered.
Macalester-Guest Guests and visitors No login required. This service offers no encryption and is provided as a courtesy to our guests. Internet access is similar to that provided by coffee shops. Faculty, staff and students should use the other secure wireless networks.

By connecting to the wireless network, you agree to abide by Macalester College’s Information Technology Responsible Use Policy.

Wired Connections

STUDENTS

Permanent student residence hall rooms are equipped with one Ethernet jack for each resident. Language houses and special program residences are wired at variable ratios. All devices plugged in to wired jacks in student residence halls will be scanned and registered. Students may pick up an Ethernet cable at no cost from the ITS Help Desk in Neill Hall 314.

FACULTY AND STAFF

All offices and most classrooms offer wired Ethernet jacks for faculty and staff use.

Wireless FAQ

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