Category Archives: Wireless

Network Registration

The following article applies to the College’s wired network. For access to the wifi, see Connecting to College Wifi (eduroam).


Before you start, you will need access to the following:

  • a Bryn Mawr College account
  • a laptop or desktop computer with an ethernet port¹
    ¹this may require an adapter for some devices
  • an ethernet cable

 

Step-by-Step Instructions

Visitor? (Click me!)
  1. Connect your device to an active ethernet port
  2. Navigate to netreg.brynmawr.edu
  3. Select Visitor to the campus
  4. Enter the information required
    If you do not have a visitor PIN, contact the Help Desk
  5. Read through the Acceptable Use Policy
  6. Click Register
  7. Shutdown your device
  8. Wait 5 minutes
  9. Power on your device
  10. Skip the instructions listed below
  1. Connect your device to an active ethernet port
    For most College-provided desktops, this step has already been done.
  2. Navigate to netreg.brynmawr.edu
  3. Select your role at the College
  4. Enter your College email address and password
  5. Select who owns the device
    • For College-owned devices, enter the asset tag from the green sticker on your device.
  6. Select your role at the College
    • For Students, select your expected graduation year
  7. Enter a brief description of your device
  8. Read through the Acceptable Use Policy
  9. Click Register
  10. Shutdown your device
  11. Wait 5 minutes
  12. Power on your device

 

Questions?

If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440
Email: help@brynmawr.edu
Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor


Connecting Android and Chrome OS Devices to eduroam

This article has been retired. Please see the Have an Android or ChromeOS device? subsection of Connecting to College Wifi (eduroam) for the most up-to-date information.

 

Questions?

If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440
Email: help@brynmawr.edu
Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor


Connecting to College Wifi (eduroam)


Before you start, you will need access to the following:

  • a College account and password
    (e.g. username@brynmawr.edu or username@haverford.edu)
  • a device that supports wireless internet connections

 

What is Eduroam?

Eduroam is a secure wireless network offered by research and educational communities. It is the College’s primary WiFi network.

For more information on Eduroam: www.eduroam.org

 

Connecting to Eduroam

  1. Select eduroam from the list of wireless networks on your device
    Unsure where to look? (click me!)

    Windows: bottom-right of your desktop

    macOS: top-right of your desktop

    iPhone or iPad: support.apple.com/en-us/HT202639

  2. Enter your full College email and password
  3. If prompted, click Connect or Trust Cert
Have an Android or ChromeOS device? (click me!)
  1. Open your Settings app
  2. Select Connections -> Wi-Fi
  3. Select eduroam from the list of wireless networks
  4. Enter the following (example)
    • EAP Method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: None
    • CA certificate: Use system certificates
      If “Use system certificates” isn’t present…
      (click me!)
      • Select Do not validate instead


      The field for Domain may disappear. Your connection will still be secure.

    • Domain: brynmawr.edu
    • Identity: your College email address
    • Anonymous identity: <blank>
    • Password: your College password
If you are unable to connect(click me!)
  • On step 4, for Phase 2 authentication:
    • Select MSCHAPV2 instead

Still having issues? Reach out to the Help Desk for assistance!

 

Questions?

If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440
Email: help@brynmawr.edu
Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor


Accessing the Bryn Mawr College Network: FAQs for College Alumnae and Visitors

The Basics

Bryn Mawr College is happy to provide some network and computer access to College Alumnae and visitors, including visiting scholars, conference guests, and vendors.  Below are some questions that are frequently asked by visitors who are interested in accessing the Bryn Mawr College network. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu.

In order to qualify for wireless or network computer access, visitors must be at least 18 years old and have a valid photo I.D. (or be part of a pre-approved conference or camp)  By obtaining login credentials, all visitors are agreeing to the College’s Acceptable Use Policy (http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/policies/AcceptableUse.htm). Any violation of the policy can result in an immediate termination of network access.

Wireless Access

  • How do Alumnae access the wireless network?
    All Bryn Mawr College alumnae can access eduroam, our secure network, by using their college email address and password. For instructions on connecting to eduroam, see http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/3513. If you need to have your password reset, please contact the Help Desk at 610-526-7440 or help@brynmawr.edu.
  • How do College visitors access the wireless network?
    • Visitors from participating eduroam institutions can connect to eduroam at Bryn Mawr by using their home institution email address and password.
    • Campus visitors (that are not part of a summer conference, event, or camp) may request a visitor account in person from the Help Desk during open hours.
      • When you get to the Help Desk, you will need to show a valid photo I.D. with proof of your age and provide either a valid email address or phone number.
      • These accounts can also be used to log in to public lab computers and will be effective for 1 week.
      • Please note that these credentials will not grant you network access at other eduroam institutions, only at Bryn Mawr.
    • For instructions on connecting to the secure network, see http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/3513.
    • For instructions on registering your device on the network, see http://techdocs.blogs.brynmawr.edu/1266.
  • How do summer camp and conference guests access the wireless network?
    • All network access to summer camp and conference attendees is provided via Conferences and Events. Please speak to that office if you need to register your device or log in to a campus computer.
    • Offices that regularly host visitors to campus may request batches of visitor accounts from the Help Desk in advance; please allow a minimum of 3 business days.
  • Can I use a personal wireless hotspot?
    The use personal wireless hotspots is not permitted anywhere on campus. Due to the limited number of radio channels provided by the FCC for wireless networking, personal hotspots interfere with and disrupt the campus’s already provided wireless service. To connect your personal device to the network, please contact the Help Desk.

Computer Access

  • Can College visitors use public computers?
    Bryn Mawr College offers two types of computers that may be used by College visitors: kiosks and lab machines. Please keep in mind that the primary purpose of our public lab computers is to provide computer access for members of the Bryn Mawr College community. At busy times of the year, there may be no available computers for visitors to use.A list of computer labs can be found here: http://www.brynmawr.edu/computing/support/ComputingLabs.htm.
    Please note that not all spaces will be available to the public during the same hours.

    • Kiosks
      Web-only kiosks can be found in a number of locations throughout campus. These kiosks do not require a username and password and can be used for basic internet access (e.g. checking web-based email, getting to social media sites, using Tripod, etc.).
    • Public Lab Machines
      In order to use other programs (e.g. Microsoft Office) or do more extended web browsing, College visitors will need to visit the Help Desk in Canaday Library to obtain a Guest Account. When you get to the Help Desk, you will need to show a valid photo I.D. with proof of your age and provide either a valid email address or phone number. These accounts can also be used to register for our secure wireless network and will be effective for 1 week.
  • Can College visitors print from College computers?
    Once they have received a Guest Account (see above for details), College visitors are able to print from any public lab computer to any public printer. Currently, there is no charge for printing, but we do ask that everyone prints responsibly.
  • How do summer camp and conference guests login to public computers?
    All computer logins for summer camp and conference attendees is provided via Conferences and Events. Please speak to that office if you need to register your device or log in to a campus computer.

Additional Resources

Acceptable Use Policy

Campus Visitors

If you are bringing a visitor to campus, whether they are a guest speaker, alumni, or a friend from home, Bryn Mawr’s LITS offers multiple types of access for guests while they are on campus.

Please note that individuals visiting as part of a conference, camp, or event booked with our Conferences office should obtain all login information from that office.

Computer Access

Visitors are welcome to use any public computer on campus.

  • For quick web access, there are web-only kiosks in each library and the Campus Center.
  • Visitors can stop at the Help Desk on the 1st floor of Canaday Library to receive a temporary username and password (Guest Account) for use on campus. These credentials can be used to access a lab computer in any library, or a classroom presenter computer. Please visit https://www.brynmawr.edu/lits/hours for the Help Desk’s open hours.
  • Offices that regularly host visitors to campus may request batches of visitor accounts from the Help Desk in advance; please allow a minimum of 3 business days.

Wireless Access

Visitors from participating eduroam institutions (available on eduroam’s web site) can connect to eduroam using their home institution email address and password.

For other guests, the Help Desk can provide Guest Accounts to connect to eduroam. If your guest is staying in Wyndham, they can use Wyndham’s wireless network by getting connection information from the front desk.

Offices that regularly host visitors to campus may request batches of visitor accounts from the Help Desk in advance; please allow a minimum of 3 business days.

Printing and Copying

Using a Guest Account from the Help Desk will allow visitors to print from public lab computers. Because guests do not have OneCards, they will need to type in the username and password on the Canon printers to release their print jobs. These accounts also allow them to make copies and scan to USB storage. Visitor accounts have a limitation of 100 prints/copies; at this time we have no mechanism for expanding this limit, and we will not issue additional accounts in order to allow additional printing.  There are also coin-operated copiers in Canaday Library.

If you have any questions, please visit the Help Desk on the 1st floor of Canaday Library, or contact 610-526-7440 | help@brynmawr.edu