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Connect to the Campus Network and Wifi

Colgate University provides both wired and wireless access to the network. Every residential room has one ethernet port per person and wireless is available throughout campus.

Wifi Wireless Access

Connect to "eduroam"

The eduroam network is available at Colgate as well as select other higher education institutions. Once connected to the eduroam network, you will automatically connect when on any participating campus.

Select your operating system or platform for complete instructions.

Wired Access

  1. Plug in your ethernet cable.
  2. Open a web browser and enter your network username and password.

Campus Guests


Guests to campus may connect to the ColgateGuest Wifi network for free. Prior to browsing, users will be prompted to accept an "Acceptable Use Policy."

Wired Network

In some circumstances visitors to campus may register their devices with ITS for access to Colgate's wired network. For details, contact the ITS Service Desk.

Connect Gaming and Streaming Devices

Devices that do not have a web browser such as gaming systems and other media-streaming devices will require a manual registration.

Click here for complete instructions on how to register gaming systems or media-streaming devices.  Once you have reviewed the instructions, continue below. 

Click here to register your gaming system or media-streaming device.

Restrictions and Devices Not Supported on Network

  • Personal wireless printers that broadcast a network name for a connection. If you have one of these printers, please turn off the wireless and connect it directly to your computer via its supplied USB cable while on campus.

  • IP telephones and 3G/4G range extenders are not readily supported by Colgate. These devices often use GPS which can be a difficult signal to capture on campus and often require the reconfiguration of our network which is not compatible with our network security equipment.

  • Sniffers or network analyzers of any kind. These devices and software/hardware configurations are meant to watch traffic and are therefore against Colgate's Acceptable Use Policy as well as many laws.

  • Devices using Apple Talk / Bonjour / mDNS, such as the AppleTV, are not currently supported on enterprise-class networks. Colgate is currently working to eliminate this limitation. While you may find these devices work in some areas of the campus at certain times, there is no guarantee of their functionality.

  • Home routers, wireless access points, hubs, or switches, whether wired or wireless, are not supported. These devices can cause issues with performance across the network.