Campus guests and visitors have several options for accessing the internet while on campus. The choice depends on whether or not the visitor wants to use the wireless or the wired network. For many visitors, using the unsecured wireless network (ICAirnet) from their personal device is the best (or only) option.
The unsecured wireless network requires no configuration or authentication and allows visitors basic access to the Internet. Information transmitted or received over ICAirnet is not encrypted and could be intercepted and viewed by other network users.
To use ICAirnet:
- Choose ICAirnet from the list of available wireless networks
- The default browser should open automatically
- Enter an e-mail address
- Click "Proceed unsecured"
Guests can bring a personal computer and connect to the hard wired ports in many spaces on campus and get an Internet connection:
- Plug an ethernet cable into a ethernet port
- Open a web browsers
- Choose the guest option
- Get connected to the Internet
If this doesn't work, contact the Helpdesk. The port may be inactive or it may be connected to an old network that requires use of an older system called Guestnet.
GuestNet for the Old Network
GuestNet allows a faculty or staff member to create a network account for guests who need to connect a personal laptop to the old Ithaca College wired network. A few ports may still be on this old network. A faculty or staff member must sponsor the guest for a specific time frame by using the GuestNet sponsorship site. The sponsor and the guest will each receive an e-mail confirmation which includes details of the account, steps required to complete the process, and instructions for the guest to follow once they arrive on campus.
Wired Access for IC Community Members and Personal Computers
Faculty and staff can connect personal computers to the wired network and get either Internet access or access to the local Ithaca College network. For internet access, no additional work needs to be done. For access to the local Ithaca College network:
- Open a web browser
- Choose the option for Ithaca College community members
- Enter your Netpass credentials
- The Bradford network control client will be added to your computer
- Your computer will be scanned to make sure anti--virus software is installed
- Once the computer has passed the scan, you will be given access to the local Ithaca College computer network
For general internet access, public kiosks are located in the Campus Center, IC Square, and Job Hall. These kiosks allow for quick access to the Internet and are available for anyone on campus to use.
Some visitors who will be on campus for an extended period or who need access to a variety of resources may qualify for "IC Affiliate" status. The department or school that the visitor is affiliated with needs to submit an IC Affiliate Request form to Human Resouces.
Vendors or consultants working on behalf of campus departments may require access to the Ithaca College network in order to make remote connections to systems for maintenance, implementations, and support. In these cases, departments can request a Vendor Remote Access account that will provide the vendor representative(s) with specific, limited access to the target systems or services. See "Vendor Remote Access" at right.