Secure Wireless Configuration
Hamilton College has secure wireless network access available in all campus buildings and most outdoor areas. Connectivity to the wireless network is supported by 802.11g or 802.11n wireless cards, which are available in most new Windows and Macintosh laptops.
Please note that the installation of a personal wireless access point (Apple Airport Station, wireless router, etc.) is strictly prohibited on campus.
The following wireless home devices will not work on the Hamilton wireless network because home devices do not have Enterprise level encryption.
Game systems - XBOX, Wii, Nintendo Switch and Playstation
Media Streaming devices - Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast
Home assistance devices - Amazon Echo & Alexa and Google Home
Configuring your computer for a secure wireless connection:
Configuring your mobile device for a secure wireless connection:
Use these settings to configure your mobile device to use Hamilton’s secure wireless network.
EAP Method: PEAP or 802.1x
Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA certificate: Use System certificate and type in hamilton.edu
Login: Use your Hamilton Username and Password
Once connected to our wireless network, you will not be using your cellular data plan. If you are out of the range of our wireless network your phone will automatically switch back to your cellular service, thus using your cellular data plan.
Device specific setup instructions:
- Windows Mobile
- Kindle and Nook - Most of these devices can only use guest wireless. Please see contact the Help Desk for further assistance with your model.
Please see contact the Help Desk for further assistance with your model. However, there is no guarantee that Hamilton's wireless network will be compatible with all smart phones and mobile devices.
Last updated: October 13, 2020