Wireless Information

What is the Roanoke College Secure Wi-Fi network?

Wi-Fi computer networking technology allows computers to send and receive internet data via a wireless network. Roanoke College has installed secure 802.11 Wireless Standard access points in all campus academic buildings, all residence halls, the Colket Campus Center and the Fintel Library. If your computer is Wi-Fi enabled, you can connect to the Internet wirelessly while you are on campus.

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Is the network secure?

Security of the campus network is the primary concern of the Wi-Fi infrastructure. Roanoke College uses the Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2) standard to ensure all data transferred is secure from your computer to our servers. In addition, the network also requires authentication with a Roanoke College username and password, preventing outsiders from accessing the college network.

What equipment do I need to access the internet?

You need a laptop or notebook computer with a standard browser and a Wi-Fi (802.11) compliant wireless Ethernet card. Many laptops have built-in Wi-Fi capability, check the documentation that came with your system. You can also connect with your Android device, iPhone, tablet, or e-Reader. 

What operating systems are supported?

Currently, the Roanoke College secure Wi-Fi network will run on either a Windows-based machine, running Windows 7, 8 or 10, Mac running OS X 10.9 or newer, or Linux. 

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