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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.

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 the 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:
    1. Network name: eduroam
    2. Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    3. Encryption type: AES
    4. Checked: Start this connection automatically
      Manually connect to a wireless network dialogue box screenshot
  4. Select Change connection settings to open the eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box
  5. Select the Security tab and verify the following:
    1. Security type: WPA2-Enterprise
    2. Encryption type: AES
    3. Network authentication method: Microsoft - Protected EAP (PEAP)
    4. Checked: Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on
      eduroam Wireless Network Properties dialogue box screenshot
  6. Select the Settings button and verify the following:
    1. Checked:  Validate server certificate & GlobalSign Root CA (in the Trusted Root Certification Authorities list)
    2. Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)
      Protected EAP Properties dialogue box screenshot
  7. Select the Configure… button:
    1. Unchecked:  Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)
      Advanced settings dialogue box screenshot
  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:
    1. Checked: Specify authentication mode
    2. 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

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

Android 4.x and newer

  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) or Don’t Validate
    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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