Connecting to Augustana's Student Network
Getting Connected to Augustana's Network
To successfully connect to our network you will need to have current virus protection (for Windows systems). You will also need to have Windows Automatic Updates turned on and all current Windows updates installed.
We have prepared a set of on-screen instructions that will lead you through this process. But before you can do any of this, you will need to connect to the Augie Campus wireless SSID. If you do not have wireless, most residence hall rooms have one active ethernet jack that you can connect your computer to using an ethernet patch cable - available for a small charge from the Helpdesk.
Once connected to the Augustana Network, follow these instructions:
- Your computer will be redirected to a Cisco NAC Agent login page. If not, launch a web browser and you will see this page.
- Login to the system using the same user name and password you were given for your Augustana e-mail account and my.augie.account.
Follow the instructions on the screen to download the Cisco NAC Agent Access client and get your computer connected to the internet.
- Mac OS X users: once logged in via your browser, Mac users are authenticated and can skip the rest of these instructions.
- Install the Cisco NAC Agent.
- You may be directed to update your virus protection or run Windows Updates. Just follow the instructions on the screen.
You will need to have current virus protection to connect to Augustana's network. Pleas see our Student Anti-Virus page for information on recommended anti-virus programs that work with the Cisco NAC.
The Augustana wireless network is available in almost all campus residence halls. The expected method of connecting to the Augustana network is via wireless. Most residence hall rooms have one port of wired connectivity available for systems that cannot connect to wireless.
Augustana provides both 2.4 and 5 GHz N based wireless. Personal wireless routers will conflict with our channels and can degrade Augustana wireless service for other students. Now that we have upgraded the full campus controller based wireless, we cannot allow students to connect and use personal wireless routers. Our system will effectively disable the use of personal wireless routers.