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Guest Wireless Setup | computer
Guest Wireless Setup | mobile device
Wireless Locations
Wireless Troubleshooting

Calvin College offers free guest wireless access. Wireless access is available for most of the campus, including common spaces such as cafes, study areas, living rooms in the apartments, and atriums. Guest wireless registration is good for 7 days. If you are on campus for an extended period, you will need to periodically re-register. As this Internet access is intended for campus guests, not all campus Internet services are available through Guest.

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Guest Wireless Setup | computer

  1. Click on your wireless icon and select Guest to connect. Mac: macOS WiFi PC: Windows WiFi
  2. If an Internet browser does not automatically open, open a new web browser window (IE, Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc).
  3. The browser should redirect you to a Guest Registration page:Guest page screen shot
  4. On this page you need to confirm that you have read the Acceptable Use Policy, fill in the required contact information, and choose between three methods of registration:
    • Text message
    • E-mail
    • Calvin sponsor
  5. Follow the instructions on the page depending on which registration method you have chosen.

Note: Guest wireless registration is good for 7 days at a time. If you are on campus for an extended period, you will need to re-register.

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Guest Wireless Setup | mobile

    1. In your devices Settings, browse to the Wireless/Wi-Fi settings
    2. In the list of available networks, connect to Guest
    3. Once connected, open an Internet browser
    4. It should load a Guest Registration page (pictured above)
    5. On this page you need to confirm that you have read the Acceptable Use Policy, fill in the required contact information, then choose between three methods of registration:
      • Text message
      • Email
      • Calvin sponsor
    6. Follow the instructions on the page depending on which registration method you have chosen.

     

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    Troubleshooting

    Is your wireless card turned on? Many laptops have a physical wireless switch on either side or the front. These switches can be easily bumped into the "off" position. Other laptops have a wireless "hot button" on or above the keyboard, or allow wireless to be switched on/off by holding down the Fn key (usually in the bottom left area of the keyboard) and pressing the corresponding function key along the top.

    Are you in an area that has wireless coverage? We cannot guarantee connection outside of the areas listed. Occasionally, an unreliable connection will be possible outside of these areas due to what is known as wireless bleed but these connections are not guaranteed.

    Is your wireless adapter set to automatically obtain an IP address via DHCP? Your wireless adapter must be set to automatically obtain an IP address and DNS address in order to use Calvin’s network. If you have manually entered an IP address and/or DNS address you will need to change this setting.

    Are you connecting to Guest and not one of the other Calvin networks? Verify that your computer or device is currently connected to the Guest network and no other Calvin networks. Disconnect from/forget any other network such as eduroam. Other Calvin networks require additional setup and login credentials only available to current students, faculty, and staff.

    Have you tried another browser? If you are connected to Guest, but the registration web page is not loading or you cannot browse the Internet, try a different web browser, your web browser's Private Browsing or Incognito Mode, or clear your browser's cache and cookies.

    Have you verified that you have completed the registration? If you are connected to Guest but aren't able to use applications that require a wireless connection, open your web browser first and verify that you have registered for Guest access (you are not being redirected to the page pictured previously and are able to browse the Internet) before attempting to use any other applications that require Internet access.

    Additional Support

    If you have gone through the troubleshooting steps above and need additional support connecting to the guest network at Calvin, please contact your event host/sponsor.

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