Wireless Networks and WiFi

Ithaca College provides wireless (Wi-Fi) network coverage to all academic and administrative buildings, all residence halls and many other locations on campus for students, faculty, staff, sponsored affiliates, and guests.

Refer to the Ithaca College Wireless Policy for usage details.

Refer to the map.ithaca.edu site for coverage locations of Outdoor WiFi access.

Audience

This article is intended for students, faculty, staff, and visitors of Ithaca College. 

Contents

  • Student Wireless (MyResNet-5G)
    • Sign Up
    • Connect
    • Support
  • Secure Wireless (IthacaCollege)
    • Connect
    • For Android Devices
  • Secure Wireless (eduroam)
    • Connect
  • Guest/Visitor Wireless (IthacaCollege-Guest)
    • Connect

Student Wireless (MyResNet-5G)

MyResNet-5G student wireless is the recommended wireless connection for students and is available in all academic, administrative, and residential buildings. An Apogee account is required. Apogee offers a free basic account, which is ideal for off-campus students who want wireless connectivity while on campus.

Sign Up

  1. Visit https://ithaca.apogee.us/
  2. Create an account with Apogee and log in.
  3. Open My Devices and set up a Personal Network Wi-Fi Password.

To add your device:

  1. Choose your device type.
  2. Enter a name for your device.
  3. Enter the MAC address of your device.
  4. Select Add Device

You may add up to 15 devices.

Support

Apogee support representatives are available 24 hours a day:

Secure Wireless (IthacaCollege)

IthacaCollege secure wireless provides a secure, encrypted connection and is the recommended wireless connection for faculty, staff and IC affiliates and is available in all academic and administrative areas. It is only available to active members of the IC community and requires a Netpass username and password.

Connect

To connect to IthacaCollege secure wireless:

  1. Choose IthacaCollege from the list of available wireless networks.
  2. Enter your Netpass username and password.

For Android Devices

There are a wide variety of Android versions and manufacturer variants on Android devices. Because of this, our support is limited. The instructions included use steps proofed for Android 7.0; other versions will more or less use the same steps, but may ask for more or fewer fields to complete.

  1. Navigate to Wi-Fi Settings on your device through the Settings app.
  2. In the available Wi-Fi networks list, tap IthacaCollege.
  3. Select PEAP for EAP method.
  4. Select MSCHAPv2 for Phase 2 Authentication.
  5. Select Do Not Validate for CA Certificate.
  6. Enter "Ithaca.edu" in the Domain field (if there is one)
  7. Enter your NetPass in the Identify field. Leave the Anonymous Identity field blank.
  8. Enter your NetPass Password in the password field.
  9. Save.

It may take up to a minute for your phone to be authorized on our network. It may provide an error that mentions "no IP" in the meantime, but allowing the app to finish connecting should resolve the error.

Secure Wireless (eduroam)

eduroam is a secure wireless service used at hundreds of higher education institutions  in the US, and many more internationally. The service allows users from participating schools to access the secure wireless network of other participating institutions while using the credentials of their 'home' institution. For example, while visiting Cornell University, an Ithaca College student, faculty or staff member can connect to the eduroam wireless network there using their Ithaca College email address as the username, along with their Netpass password. Likewise, someone from Cornell can visit IC and use their CU credentials to access the Ithaca College eduroam wireless network here. 

eduroam removes the need to supply temporary accounts to visiting members, reducing the administrative and support burden imposed by the ever-growing movement of students and researchers between institutions and countries. Using eduroam ‘home’ credentials to access Wi-Fi services on campus provide a quick, easy and secure way to get online without campus IT support, thus allowing the campus IT team to focus on managing essential services for everyone. The secure login means that passwords and other private data are encrypted.

Connect

To connect to eduroam secure wireless:

  1. Choose eduroam from the list of available wireless networks.
  2. Enter your IC email address as the username and Netpass password.​​​​​

Guest/Visitor Wireless (IthacaCollege-Guest)

IthacaCollege-Guest is a non-secure wireless service intended for guests and visitors. It is available in academic and administrative campus areas.

Connect

To connect to IthacaCollege-Guest non-secure wireless:

  1. Choose IthacaCollege-Guest from the list of available wireless networks.
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