Wireless Networking

All you need is a devise equipped with a compatible wireless Ethernet card to access the Albion College network from a variety of wireless locations on campus. All wireless access requires authentication. 

pdfWireless Map (Shows all locations where wireless is supported)

pdfWireless Classrooms

Wireless LANs

There are two primary wireless networks available on campus, using the following SSIDs:

Albion - Preferred network, 5 Ghz only (Use Network username and password)

AlbionDevices - 2.4/5 Ghz network, for gaming systems, devices without 5 Ghz capability, and other non-browser systems. Contact  to register for use of this network.  

Supported Wireless Cards

Albion's wireless network supports a minimum standard of the 802.11n (5G)  protocol. We strongly recommend using a 5 Ghz  wireless card that is at least 802.11n compatible, as this provides a much faster connection. The 802.11b and 802.11g protocols are not supported on campus.

Albion Connection

The Albion wireless network will allow you to connect to the network in a secure fashion and provide the same access as a wired port. This wireless network is secured by utilizing the WPA2 Enterprise specification. If your device does not see the Albion network, it likely is not compatible and will need to connect via AlbionDevices. 

Windows 7, 8 and 10 
Mac OS X

Albion Devices Connection 

The AlbionDevices network provides wireless access for devices that do not have a 5 Ghz radio, or cannot otherwise connect to the Albion wireless network. Devices can be connected to this network by following the instructions at .http://www.albion.edu/it/gamedevices

If you have difficulty connecting to the AlbionDevices network, feel free to bring your device to the Helpdesk, on the ground floor of Ferguson Hall.  The Helpdesk is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.   

Wireless Interference

The Albion College wireless network transmits on the standard 2.4 ghz and 5 ghz radio frequencies. These radio waves are subject to interference from active and passive sources. Knowing about the sources of such radio interference can help you position your wireless devices to limit or avoid interference.