Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Ferris WiFi

Don’t you hate it when you try to use the campus wireless network and that pesky Cisco Clean Access (CCA) authentication web page pops up, asking for your ID and password, sometimes multiple times a day? Well, we have some good news for you! The network techs are rolling out a new, secure wireless network service on the Big Rapids campus to eliminate that annoyance starting the morning of
August 14. After going through a quick one-time registration process with
each of your wireless devices (laptops, tablets, or smart phones), anytime your device can see the network named "FerrisWiFi," just choose it from the list of available networks, and you will be using our network with no further hassles.

Besides the ease of connecting, there is an even more important reason to use this new wireless network -- the FerrisWiFi is a secured wireless network. Use it whenever you need to transmit or access University or confidential data wirelessly. You should always choose a secured wireless network over an unsecured one when performing University business, both on and off campus.

To view instructions on how to set up your device, and to learn more, visit:

There are other wireless networks on campus - here is a quick reference sheet that explains the differences:

If you have any questions or problems using it, contact the Technology Assistance Center at (231) 591-4822 (4TAC) or toll free at (877) 779-4822.

Written by Susan Cherry