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Wireless Access at MCAD - Supported Devices and Operating Systems

The MCAD Help Desk provides support for wireless connectivity for Apple computers running recent versions of MacOS as well as a wide range of mobile devices. Non-Apple computers and devices are often able to connect to MCAD's wireless network but may not be officially supported. Most Windows computers can also connect to the MCAD wireless network, but extra configuration is required. Devices must be able to do 802.1x enterprise authentication and wireless "b", _g_ or "n" connections in order to work on our wireless networks.

How do I connect my laptop/mobile device to the Secured MCAD Wireless Network?

For secured wireless connection instructions, please click the link below that matches your computer or device.

If your device or OS is not listed, it's likely that the Help Desk cannot readily assist with connecting your device to our network. Due to the wireless security standards MCAD and other colleges must use, some internet-ready devices have extremely limited support.

If you are having difficulty connecting your supported device to MCAD wireless, please stop by the Help Desk (Main Building 319) for assistance during our business hours, Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m and Friday 8:30am-5:00pm, or reach us at helpdesk@mcad.edu.

 MCAD MCAD-GUEST MCAD-Residence MCAD-Summer
Who should use this Wireless Network?Users with an MCAD IDVisitors to MCADMCAD students in their dorm rooms with non-computer devicesStudents or residents enrolled in continuing education classes during the summer
What do you need in order to access this Wireless Network?MCAD username and password, Supported Devices.Supported Devices.MAC address from supported devices, registration with Network AdministratorMCAD student ID, PSK-authentication code from Help Desk
What level of access does this Wireless Network provide?Full internet access - including Internal MCAD Resources. Unrestricted bandwidth.General web access - no access to Internal MCAD Resources. Limited bandwidth per device, limited portsLimited web access per device. Limited ports.Limited web access per device. Limited ports.
What type of security does this Wireless Network provide?802.1x / WPA2 EnterpriseNoneWPA2WPA2
Is technical support available?YesLimitedLimitedLimited
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