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Internet/Wifi

Our campus has a 10 Gbps fiber connection to the internet through WiscNet. We have 700 wireless access points, all supporting the 802.11ac standard. This allows us to provide wireless access inside every building. While we have no access points installed outdoors, there are a number of outdoor locations where our wifi signal reaches. This includes some of the seating areas and patios adjacent to buildings (i.e. behind the Campus Center along the Fox River).

Network speed and performance are affected by many factors, not the least of which being your device. Newer devices are generally more capable of operating at faster speeds. Tools like SpeedTest and Fast.com are great for measuring network speeds. For the best wireless performance, make sure your device supports the 802.11ac standard.

Students

If you live in a college house or in Prémontré or Xanten Halls

Internet service (wifi) in college houses and Prémontré & Xanten Halls is a standard home-type service, provided directly by Spectrum. This service is very different than what is offered in traditional residence halls (see below). Students can expect speeds of up to 15-20 Mbps in these locations. Speeds will vary based on the number of devices connected and what apps are running on those devices.

If you live in any other residence hall on campus

All traditional residence halls are part of the campus fiber network, where students can expect very fast network speeds. Speedtests from random locations on campus frequently result in levels over 50 Mbps, often more than twice that.

SSIDs

We have two main SSIDs that all devices will use while on campus; we have additional SSIDs for specific purposes as explained here:

snc - Used on all college-owned devices and by students living in residence halls. All devices must be registered via the netreg.snc.edu web site (enter your six-letter login ID and password when prompted). This applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

sncguest - Used by guests of the college and people who do not have a college account (conference attendees, commencement families, event visitors, etc). A password is not required. During the academic year, this network is not available in residence halls (and is therefore not appropriate for use by students).

screen sharing - Each academic building that has AppleTV devices also has its own wifi network for that purpose. Connecting your device (laptop, smartphone, etc) to that wifi network allows you to share your screen with an Apple TV device in that building. For example, the network in Cofrin Hall is named "COFAppleTV". Instructions for connecting to these networks are included in each classroom that has an Apple TV device.

others - Students living in a college house and Prémontré & Xanten Halls have access to their own wifi network. The SSID and corresponding password are on the equipment near the serial number.

Faculty/Staff

SSIDs

We have two main SSIDs that all devices will use while on campus; we have additional SSIDs for specific purposes as explained here:

snc - Used on all college-owned devices and by students living in residence halls. All devices must be registered via the netreg.snc.edu web site (enter your six-letter login ID and password when prompted). This applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

sncguest - Used by guests of the college and people who do not have a college account (conference attendees, commencement families, event visitors, etc). A password is not required. During the academic year, this network is not available in residence halls (and is therefore not appropriate for use by students).

screen sharing - Each academic building that has AppleTV devices also has its own wifi network for that purpose. Connecting your device (laptop, smartphone, etc) to that wifi network allows you to share your screen with an Apple TV device in that building. For example, the network in Cofrin Hall is named "COFAppleTV". Instructions for connecting to these networks are included in each classroom that has an Apple TV device.

others - Students living in a college house and Prémontré & Xanten Halls have access to their own wifi network. The SSID and corresponding password are on the equipment near the serial number.

Kress Inn

Internet/wifi service for the Kress Inn is provided by ACT WiFi. Support is available 24/7 by calling 800-304-3487.

Students

If you live in a college house or in Prémontré or Xanten Halls

Internet service (wifi) in college houses and Prémontré & Xanten Halls is a standard home-type service, provided directly by Spectrum. This service is very different than what is offered in traditional residence halls (see below). Students can expect speeds of up to 15-20 Mbps in these locations. Speeds will vary based on the number of devices connected and what apps are running on those devices.

If you live in any other residence hall on campus

All traditional residence halls are part of the campus fiber network, where students can expect very fast network speeds. Speedtests from random locations on campus frequently result in levels over 50 Mbps, often more than twice that.

SSIDs

We have two main SSIDs that all devices will use while on campus; we have additional SSIDs for specific purposes as explained here:

snc - Used on all college-owned devices and by students living in residence halls. All devices must be registered via the netreg.snc.edu web site (enter your six-letter login ID and password when prompted). This applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

sncguest - Used by guests of the college and people who do not have a college account (conference attendees, commencement families, event visitors, etc). A password is not required. During the academic year, this network is not available in residence halls (and is therefore not appropriate for use by students).

screen sharing - Each academic building that has AppleTV devices also has its own wifi network for that purpose. Connecting your device (laptop, smartphone, etc) to that wifi network allows you to share your screen with an Apple TV device in that building. For example, the network in Cofrin Hall is named "COFAppleTV". Instructions for connecting to these networks are included in each classroom that has an Apple TV device.

others - Students living in a college house and Prémontré & Xanten Halls have access to their own wifi network. The SSID and corresponding password are on the equipment near the serial number.

Faculty/Staff

SSIDs

We have two main SSIDs that all devices will use while on campus; we have additional SSIDs for specific purposes as explained here:

snc - Used on all college-owned devices and by students living in residence halls. All devices must be registered via the netreg.snc.edu web site (enter your six-letter login ID and password when prompted). This applies to all students, faculty, and staff.

sncguest - Used by guests of the college and people who do not have a college account (conference attendees, commencement families, event visitors, etc). A password is not required. During the academic year, this network is not available in residence halls (and is therefore not appropriate for use by students).

screen sharing - Each academic building that has AppleTV devices also has its own wifi network for that purpose. Connecting your device (laptop, smartphone, etc) to that wifi network allows you to share your screen with an Apple TV device in that building. For example, the network in Cofrin Hall is named "COFAppleTV". Instructions for connecting to these networks are included in each classroom that has an Apple TV device.

others - Students living in a college house and Prémontré & Xanten Halls have access to their own wifi network. The SSID and corresponding password are on the equipment near the serial number.

Kress Inn

Internet/wifi service for the Kress Inn is provided by ACT WiFi. Support is available 24/7 by calling 800-304-3487.

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