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Academic Technology Launchpad: Wireless

Quick Guide to computer and academic technology resources for students.

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On-Campus Wireless

wi-fi connected screenshotMadison College Technology Services recommends all Students, Faculty and Staff connect to the MC-Secure wireless network when using personal computers and devices on-campus. 

Access, Availability and Speed  

  • MC-Secure is a faster and more reliable connection
  • Use your Madison College username and password to connect the same username and password that you would use to login to campus computers. Do not use your email address.
  • If you later change your college account password, remember to change your password for MC-Secure and other applications on all your devices (laptops, phones, ...)
  • MC-Guest wireless access is limited 

Easy to Use   

  • Set up the wireless connection for MC-Secure and your device should automatically connect when you are on campus
  • Most devices should be able to connect to our MC-Secure wireless. Consult your user guide from your manufacturer for wireless capability information
  • Laptops that are property of Madison College are already set up to authenticate to the MC-Secure wireless network

Secure   

  • Provides data encryption which secures your wireless session from eavesdropping
  • Check our Online Security and Wireless Guide to learn more about information security
  • Wi-Fi Protected Access 2 (WPA2

MC-Secure for Students, Faculty and Staff 

General Guidelines - MC-Secure

  • Open the wireless connection option on your laptop or device
  • Choose the MC-Secure wireless network
  • Select Connect, if prompted
  • Enter your Madison College username. Do Not add the @madisoncollege.edu
  • Enter your Madison College password
  • Select OK, Connect, or Join

Setup Guides  - MC-Secure

If Domain is requested, enter madisoncollege.edu

Android 

  • Select MC-Secure under wi-fi settings
  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate: Use system certificates 
  • Domain: madisoncollege.edu
  • Identity: username (do not add @madisoncollege.edu)
  • Password: your MATC password
  • Click Connect 

General guidelines. Depending on the device, you may need to select other options under CA certificate or install any pending updates first. Nook and Kindle Fire users also use Android setup guide.

IOS

  • Select MC-Secure under  wi-fi Settings
  • Username: your MATC username (do not add @madisoncollege.edu)
  • Password: your MATC password
  • Click Join
  • Accept the certificate, if prompted

MAC

  • Select MC-Secure wi-fi 
  • Username: your MATC username. Do not add @madisoncollege.edu
  • Password: your MATC password
  • Click Join

Windows

  • Click to Connect to MC-Secure 
  • Username: Enter your MATC username (Do not add @madisoncollege.edu)
  • Password: Enter your MATC password
  • Click OK

Chromebooks and Other Devices Not Listed Above 

  • SSID: MC-Secure
  • Security (Network Authentication) : EAP 
  • EAP method (Authentication): PEAP (Protected EAP)
  • PEAP Type: PEAPv0
  • EAP Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • Server CA Certificate:  Do not check (OR Default)
  • Identity (username): your MATC Username. Do not add the @madisoncollege.edu
  • Password: your MATC Password
  • (Anonymous identity: leave this field blank/empty)

If needed:

  • Trusted Servers: NPS01.MadisonCollege.edu
  • Trusted Root CA: AddTrust External CA Root (Comodo)

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If connecting to MC-Secure does not work automatically

Troubleshooting Checklist

  1. Restart your laptop or device - turn it completely off and back on. (Really, this usually fixes the problem)
  2. Install any pending updates. Update your device to get the latest certificates. 
  3. Do not use a VPN (virtual private network)
  4. Forget and re-add the MC-Secure network. 
Android - How to forget MC-Secure Network

Select Wi-Fi settings in the settings menu. Select MC-Secure. Choose the Forget option. You can then re-add MC-Secure. 

iOS - How to forget MC-Secure Network 

Open the Settings and choose the General option.  Select the Profile option. Click remove for MC-Secure. Then you can re-add MC-Secure. 

MAC - How to forget MC-Secure Network

Open Network Preferences and select Wi-Fi, then Advanced. Select MC-Secure, then click the - button to remove it. 

Windows - How to forget MC-Secure Network

Open Settings - Network & Internet. Manage Wi-Fi Settings. Select MC-Secure and select Forget. 

If your laptop still doesn't connect to MC-Secure

Manual Setup Guides 

MAC - Manual Setup for MC-Secure

  1. Select the wireless networks icon
  2. Choose Open Network Preferences
  3. Select Wi-Fi, then the Advanced button
  4. If MC-Secure is displayed in the Preferred Networks list, highlight it and click the - button to remove it. Otherwise, hit the + button to add a new network
  5. In the Add a Wi-Fi network profile screen, fill in the following information:
    • Network Name: MC-Secure
    • Security: WPA2 Enterprise
    • Username: Your MATC username. Do not add @madisoncollege.edu
    • Password: your MATC password
  6. Click OK

Windows - Manual Setup for MC-Secure

  1. Go to Manage Wireless Networks
  2. Select Add. If MC-Secure is already listed, delete it from  the list
  3. Choose Manually create a network profile
  4. In the new screen, fill in the following information: 
    • Network name: MC-Secure 
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise  
    • Encryption type: AES  
    • Check the Connect automatically box.  
    • Click Next
  5. ​Select Change connection settings   
  6. Select the Security tab
    • Security type: WPA2-Enterprise 
    • Encryption type: AES 
    • Network authentication method: Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  7. Select Settings
    • Check the box to Validate server certificate.  
    • Check the box to Connect to these servers
    • Enter NPS01.MadisonCollege.edu
    • Choose Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)  from the drop down menu
    • Check the box next to Enable Fast Reconnect.  
  8. Select Configure
  9. Uncheck the box next to Automatically use my  Windows logon name and password 
  10. Click OK  several  times, as  needed

Certificates

Most computers already have the required certificate already. If needed, click the Certificates tab for more information.

Certificate Authorities

Most computers should have the required certificate authority already, so most users will not need to follow these steps. 

MC-Secure

The current certificate is AddTrust External CA Root (Comodo) and should already be available on most computers. Most devices should connect automatically and you won't have to make any changes.  

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If you have any issues connecting:

  1. Forget and re-add the MC-Secure network connection.
  2. Check your computer to see if you have the required Certificate - review the properties and settings for MC-Secure wireless or follow the Manual MC-Secure setup instructions. Most computers should have the certificate already.  In a few cases, you may need to add the certificate file. 

Be sure to read and follow the Installing Certificate Authority Instructions before you download (right-click) a Certificate file. 

If the current certificate does not appear in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities, you can install it 

MAC - Installing MC-Secure Certification Authority

  1. RIght-click on the certificate file link and choose Save Link as or Save target as
  2. Click Save to download the certificate 
  3. Right-click the certificate file you just downloaded and select Install Certificate
  4. Click Next in the Certificate Import Wizard window
  5. Click Finish to Connect to MC-Secure wireless

Windows - Installing MC-Secure Certification Authority 

  1. RIght-click on the certificate file link and choose Save Link as or Save target as.
  2. Click Save to download the certificate 
  3. Right-click the certificate file you just downloaded and select Install Certificate
  4. If prompted, select Local Machine and enter your local administrator (your computer's) username and password. 
  5. Click Next in the Certificate Import Wizard window
  6. Click the button next to Automatically select the  certificate store based on the type…  Click Next
  7. Click Finish to connect to MC-Secure wireless

MC-Guest: Visitor Access

Users who do not have Madison Area Technical College accounts may be able to access the wireless systems using "MC Guest" wireless. 

  • Usage limitations may apply and availability may be limited.
  • You will need to accept a usage agreement every time you connect. 

On-campus wireless notes

  • email: Use MC-Secure to receive college email on your wireless device. Exchange ActiveSync does not work with Guest Access.
  • Blackboard: Be sure to connect to MC-Secure due to limitations with MC-Guest.

Faculty and staff - Contact the Technology Services Help Desk. 

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