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Wireless Access

Wireless access is currently available throughout the Hood Campus.  For information on accessing the wireless networks on campus, please read the setup instructions below.  If you need access in the Hood Apartments, please refer to the instructions listed at the bottom of this page.

Wireless access on campus: 


 fastNsecure@hood.edu (802.11n 5Ghz)
  
fastNsecure@hood is the highest speed, most secure wireless network across campus, and is available only for 802.11n 5Ghz compatible wireless clients. It requires a WPA2 compatible client (Windows XP SP3 and above, most MAC and iPAD devices). Users authenticate with their Pergola User Name and Password. Authentication is required on initial connection, and once these credentials are cached on the client device, users can also roam between buildings and should not have to re-authenticate.

In an effort to assist in configuring your wireless device, we have provided the necessary app/scripts to preconfigure your wireless NIC.   These apps/scripts are only available for "secure@hood.edu" and can be found below in their respect operating system.
 

PC Instructions:
     •  Windows XP SP3   
     •  Windows Vista   
     •  Windows 7   
     •  Windows 8   
PC Configuration Apps:
     •  Coming Soon!  
Mac Instructions:
    •  OS X
 



secure@hood.edu (802.11 g/n)
  
secure@hood is the preferred high speed, secure wireless network across campus. It requires a WPA2 compatible client (Windows XP SP3 and above, most MAC and iPAD devices). Users authenticate with their Pergola User Name and Password. Authentication is required on initial connection. Once these credentials are cached on the client device, users can also roam between buildings and should not have to re-authenticate.

In an effort to assist in configuring your wireless device, we have provided the necessary app/scripts to preconfigure your wireless NIC.   These apps/scripts are only available for "secure@hood.edu" and can be found below in their respect operating system.
 

PC Instructions:
     •  Windows XP 
     •  Windows Vista   
     •  Windows 7   
     •  Windows 8   
PC Configuration Apps:
     •  Windows XP Wireless Config App 
     •  Windows 7 Wireless Config App   
Mac Instructions:
    •  OS X
 



unsecure@hood.edu (802.11 g/n)
  
unsecure@hood is an open access network designated for wireless clients that are not compatible with WPA2 authentication, including most gaming consoles and mobile devices. Default authentication is via a web page requiring your Pergola User Name and Password. Users will need to re-authenticate if roaming between campus buildings or if there are periods of time that the client is disconnected from the network. Devices that cannot utilize a web page for authentication (such as most gaming stations) will utilize MAC address authentication. If this is the case, the MAC address info will need to be supplied to the IT department for connectivity.
 

PC:
           •  Windows XP 
           •  Windows Vista 
           •  Windows 7   
           •  Windows 8  
  Mac:
          •  OS X


Wireless access at the Hood sponsored apartments: 

Wireless access for the Hood sponsored apartments is provided by Comcast.  Through the use of Hood's portable routers connected to Comcast's cable modems, users are provided secure wireless access.

           •  Instructions for all computers