Wireless Connectivity


The BCNet wireless network is available in all buildings on campus for faculty, staff, and students. BCNet is 802.1x compliant and establishes a secure, encrypted connection. All faculty, staff, and student devices should connect to the BCNet wireless network when possible.

The BCGuest wireless network is available for campus guests. BCGuest is NOT 802.1x compliant; there is no secure, encrypted connection. BCGuest should only be used by campus guests and for devices that cannot connect to BCNet. 

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Connecting with Android 


Follow the steps below to connect an Android device (Android phone or tablet, Amazon Kindle eReader or Kindle Fire tablet) to the BCNet Wi-Fi network:

  1. Open your device's Settings app.

  2. Tap Network & internet and then Wi-Fi.

  3. Turn on Wi-Fi.

  4. Tap BCNet to join the network.

  5. You will be prompted to set some additional settings; enter the following settings:

    • EAP Method: PEAP

    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2

    • CA certificate: Don't Validate

    • Identity: <Your Beloit College Username>

    • Password: <Your Beloit College Password>

    • Domain: beloit.edu

  6. Tap Save and then you should be connected to the network.



Connecting with iOS


Follow the steps given below to a connect an iOS device to BCNet

  1. From your Home screen, go to Settings > Wi-Fi.

  2. Turn on Wi-Fi. Your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.

  3. Tap BCNet to join the network.

  4. Enter Username and Password when prompted

  5. You may be prompted to Trust the college security certificate. Tap Trust to trust the certificate and connect to the network.



Connecting with a Windows PC


Follow the steps given below to connect a Windows PC to BCNet  

  1. On the Start menu, swipe over to access the All apps list.

  2. Select Settings  > Network & wireless > Wi‑Fi 

  3. Choose BCNet, then select Connect,

  4. Input your Beloit College network username and password, then select Next.

  5. You should now be connected to the network.



Connecting with an Apple computer


Follow the steps given below to connect an Apple computer to BCNet 

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi  icon in the menu bar.

  2. If Wi-Fi is off, click then toggle Wi-Fi On.

  3. Select the network BCNet

  4. Input your Beloit College network username and password, then click Join.

  5. You should now be connect to the network.



Connecting with a Chromebook


Follow the steps below to connect a Chromebook to the BCNet Wi-Fi network:

  1. Click the Wi-Fi icon on the apps shelf near the clock to open the quick settings menu.

  2. Click the Wi-Fi icon in the quick setting menu to open Network Settings.

  3. Click BCNet to join the network.

  4. Enter the following settings:

    • EAP Method: PEAP

    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2

    • CA certificate: Do Not Check

    • Identity: <Your Beloit College Username>

    • Password: <Your Beloit College Password>

  5. Tap Connect and then you should be connected to the network.



Connecting other devices


If your device won't connect to BCNet, some devices need to be manually registered in order to connect to the campus network.  Such devices include: computers with wired ethernet ports, game consoles (Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo, etc.), streaming devices or TVs with streaming apps (Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV/Stick, Google Chromecast, etc.), Smart assistants (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.), Smart devices (wifi lights, smart home controllers, etc.).  See the full article on Registering Your Computer/Device for detailed information on getting connected.

If your device connects to the wired network, you will need to register your device(s) once per academic year. Any device that only connects wirelessly does not need to be registered.

Note: Private wireless routers are not permitted on campus. Review our Private Wireless Router Configuration and Policy page for more information.

While we do our best to support a variety of devices, there may be some that we cannot support. At this time, LITS is only aware of Chromecast not working on our network. If you believe there is another model device that will not connect to the campus network or if you need assistance with wireless connections, please contact IT Support.