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Wireless

Camosun offers two wireless networks for you to choose from. The camosun network is available at both campuses and gives you your quick internet fix. The eduroam network is is available at both campuses and at other schools that are part of Eduroam worldwide.

Wireless icon

Why are there two wireless networks?

The eduroam network is secure— data sent from your laptop or phone is encrypted. Depending on what operating system your device uses it might require more work to set up the connection, but after that you should connect to Eduroam automatically whenever you’re on campus.

The camosun network is quicker to connect to, but you have to log into it every time you’re on campus. It’s not secured, so data sent from your device to the wireless antenna could be snooped on by others. The camosun network is handy if you need to Google something quickly or pop on Facebook, but we highly recommend you use Eduroam. The camosun network is only open to students.


Connecting to the camosun network

To connect to the Camosun network you need a Camosun domain account and password.

  1. View the list of wireless networks on your device. Select the camosun network from the list
  2. Depending on your device, you may be automatically redirected to the Camosun wireless log in page
    • If you’re not automatically redirected, open your web browser and try to go to any non-Camosun website (e.g., google.com)
  3. On the wireless log in page, enter your Camosun domain credentials.

Connecting to the eduroam network

To connect to the Camosun network you need a Camosun domain account and password. Your Eduroam username is your Camosun ID@intra.camosun.bc.ca. Example: C0123456@intra.camosun.bc.ca.


Option 1 • Use the Eduroam setup tool

Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10

Camosun uses the Eduroam configuration tool developed by Swansea University. This program will install the Eduroam network profile on your Windows computer and perform initial configuration.

Important While every effort has been made to test the Eduroam configuration tool, Camosun College will not be held liable if it causes damage to your computer. If you do not agree with this, please follow the steps under Option 2 • Configure Eduroam manually.

  1. Download the Eduroam configuration tool
  2. Unzip the downloaded file and run Camosun Eduroam Setup
  3. Enter your Eduroam username and password and click Start Setup
  4. Once setup is complete click the Exit button

Note If the Eduroam configuration tool gets stuck attempting to connect to Eduroam or obtain an IP address please be patient. After a few connection attempts the tool will finish and you can click the Exit button. If your computer doesn’t automatically connect to Eduroam, turn the wireless off and back on.


Option 2 • Configure Eduroam manually

General instructions for Windows

Specific steps may vary slightly depending on the version of Windows you use. Click any of the screenshots on this page to see a larger version.

  1. Open the Control Panel and locate the Network and Sharing Center
  2. Select Set up a new connection or network then Manually connect to a wireless network
  3. Enter the following information then click Next:
    Network name
    eduroam
    Security type
    WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type
    AES
    Checked
    Start this connection automatically
  4. Select Change connection settings to open the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box
  5. Select the Security tab and verify the following:
    Security type
    WPA2-Enterprise
    Encryption type
    AES
    Network authentication method
    Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP)
    Checked
    Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on
  6. Select the Settings button and verify the following:
    Checked
    Validate server certificate
    GlobalSign Root CA (in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities list)
    Select Authentication Method
    Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
  7. Select the Configure… button:
    Unchecked
    Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)
  8. Click OK to close the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialogue box
  9. Click OK to close the Protected EAP Properties dialogue box
  10. Select Advanced settings in the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box
  11. Under the 802.1X settings tab:
    Checked
    Specify authentication mode
    Authentication mode
    User authentication
  12. Click OK to close the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box
  13. Click Close to finish the Manually connect to a wireless network process
  14. Select the wireless icon on the Windows taskbar, then select eduroam and connect
  15. Enter your Eduroam username and password in the Windows Security dialogue box and click OK
Manually connect to a wireless network dialogue box screenshot

Manually connect to a wireless network

eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box screenshot

eduroam Wireless Network Properties

Protected EAP Properties dialogue box screenshot

Protected EAP Properties

Advanced settings dialogue box screenshot

Advanced settings

Mac OS X • 10.8 and newer

While we only provide support for OS X version 10.8 or newer, you should be able to connect to Eduroam using older versions of OS X. Steps shown below may be different for older versions.

  1. Click the wireless icon in the menu bar and select eduroam from the list of wireless networks
  2. Enter the following information in the Wi-Fi network credentials dialogue box:
    Mode
    Automatic
    Username
    Your Eduroam username
    Password
    Your Eduroam password
    Checked
    Remember this network
  3. Click Join

Note Your credentials are stored in your login keychain. To change or edit your credentials, open the Keychain Access program in the Applications → Utilities folder.

iOS 8 and newer

While we only provide support for iOS 8 or newer, you should be able to connect to Eduroam on older versions of iOS. Steps shown below may be different for older versions.

  1. Open Settings
  2. Select the Wi-Fi category
  3. Tap eduroam in the list of wireless networks
  4. Enter your Eduroam username and password in the dialogue box that opens and tap Join
  5. If a Could not scan for wireless networks alert is shown, tap Dismiss
Important security information
Screenshot of Certificate trust screen You may see an Certificate screen stating intraint1.intra.camosun.bc.ca or intralan1.intra.camosun.bc.ca is not trusted. As long as you’re connected to Eduroam on–campus it should be okay to trust this certificate, however, it’s possible you’re not connected to an official Camosun wireless access point. If you have any concerns about trusting the certificate, tap Cancel and connect to the camosun wireless network following the instructions under Connecting to the camosun network.

We are working on a fix for this issue. (Reported 2015–08–25.)

Android 4.x and newer

Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0), Jelly Bean (4.1–4.3), KitKat (4.4) and Lollipop (5.0-5.1)

  1. Open the list of wireless networks and tap on eduroam
  2. Enter the following information in the eduroam dialogue box:
    EAP method
    PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication
    MSCHAPv2
    CA certificate
    (unspecified)
    Identity
    Your Eduroam username
    Password
    Your Eduroam password
  3. Tap Connect

Note Your Android device may connect and disconnect from Eduroam a couple of times before staying connected.

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