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Wireless Configuration Instructions

North Central College's wireless supports the following operating systems:
Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10  MacOS 10.7+, Android, Apple iOS, ChromeOS and Windows Phone 8. For instructions on configuring your operating system for NCC's wireless, please click the expand the link for your OS below.

At the current time, the follow devices do not work on NCC's wireless network:
Smart TVs, wireless printers, Sony PlayStations, Microsoft XBoxes, Nintendo Wiis, Nintendo DS/3DS/DSi, AppleTVs, Google Chromecasts, Google Home, Amazon Fire Sticks, Amazon Echoes, Rokus, Blue-Ray players and other entertainment and personal assistant devices. 

Windows 8/8.1/10

Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 8.1 

1. Right click on the Start Menu and select Control Panel or from the Start Screen,
    start typing “Control Panel.” This will bring up a search menu and will return the Control
    Panel icon.

2. Double-click the Control Panel icon

3. Double-click on Network and Internet

4. Click on  Network and Sharing Center

5. Click on Set up a new connection or network

6. Select Manually connect to wireless network

7.  Enter the following:

  •   Network name: NCC_Wireless

  •   Security type: WPA2-Enterprise

  •   * Encryption type: AES

  •   * Leave Security Key blank

  •   * Check Start this connection automatically

  •   * Check Connect even if the network is not broadcasting

  •   * Click on Next

8. Click Change connection settings

9. Click on the Connection tab

  •   Check Connect automatically when this network is in range

  •   Uncheck all other options


10.   Click on the Security tab

  •     Security type: WPA2-Enterprise

  •      Encryption type: AES

  •      Network authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP)

  •      Uncheck Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on


11.  Click on Settings

  •     Uncheck Verify the server's identity by validating the certificate

  •     Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

  •     Uncheck Enable Fast Reconnect


12.  Click on Configure

  •       Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).


13. Click OK on all open boxes

Windows 7

The instructions below are for configuring Windows 7 to connect to NCC’s Wireless Network.

1. Go to Start/Control Panel/Network and Internet


2. Select Network and Sharing Center


3. Select Manage wireless networks


4. Select Add


5. Select Manually create a network profile


6. Enter the following:

  •  Network name: NCC_Wireless

  •  Security type: WPA2-Enterprise

  •  Encryption type: AES

  •  Leave Security Key blank

  •  Check Start this connection automatically

  •  Check Connect even if the network is not broadcasting

  •  Click on Next

7. Click Change connection settings


8. Click on the Connection tab

  •  Check Connect automatically when this network is in range.

  •  Check Connect even if the network is not broadcasting

  •  Uncheck all other options


9. Click on the Security tab

  •  Security type: WPA2-Enterprise

  •  Encryption type: AES

  •  Network authentication method: Protected EAP (PEAP)

  •  Uncheck Remember my credentials for this connection each time I’m logged on


10. Click on Settings

  •  Uncheck Validate server certificate

  •  Select Authentication Method: Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)

  •  Uncheck Enable Fast Reconnect


11. Click on Configure

  •  Uncheck Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any).


12. Click OK on all open windows

13.  A prompt should appear in the lower right hand corner of your desktop near your clock asking for additional information needed for NCC_Wireless.  Click on the box.


14.  A Network Authentication box will appear, please enter your NCC username and password and click OK.



Mac OS 10.xx

Connect to Wireless for Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)

If you do not have the latest OS update, we recommend downloading and installing the update in order for the following instructions to work correctly.

1. Verify that the Airport has been turned on. To do this, look in the upper right hand corner of the screen near the clock.

If the airport is on, it will look like this:

If the airport is off, it will look like this:

2. If the airport is not turned on, click on the Airport icon, and select Turn Airport On.

3. Click in the Airport icon and select "Open Network Preferences"

4. Click on the "Advanced" button in the lower right-hand corner of the "Network" window.

5. Under the "Preferred Networks" window pane, you will see the symbols "+" "-" and pencil. 
   Click in the "+" symbol.

 6. Enter "NCC_Wireless" in the "Network Name" field.

 7. In the "Security" field, click on the down arrow and choose "WPA2

8. Enter your NCC Network/Email/Merlin username in the "User Name" field.

9. Enter your NCC Network/Email/Merlin passwork in the "Password field.

10. Click "Add"

11. Click "OK"

12. Click "Apply"

You should now connect to the campus wireless network.

Please note: It may be necessary to turn you airport radio off and then back on for the connection to establish after first configuring your MAC.


Apple iOS

Connect to the NCC wireless network with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch.

1. Select Settings and then Wifi.

2. Select Other from the Wifi menu.

3. Type in the following information:

  • NCC_Wireless

  • Security type = WPA2 Enterprise

  • NCC username

  • NCC password

4.  If prompted, accept the certificate.

5. You should now be connected to NCC_Wireless.




The instructions below are for configuring an Android 2.2+ device to connect to the NCC Wireless Network.                     

1.  On the main screen of your Android device, click the Menu button and then
     select Settings.

2.   In the main Settings menu. Select Wireless & Networks

3. Select Wi-Fi settings

4.  Verify Wi-Fi is enabled, if it is off, tap Wi-Fi to turn it on. If you are in range of the NCC_Wireless network, it should appear under Wi-Fi networks.Tap NCC_Wireless.


5.  Fill out the following information on the Connect to NCC_Wireless screen:

  • EAP method: PEAP

  • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2

  • If you seen any certificate fields, leave set to: (unspecified)

  • Indentity:  Your NCC Username

  •      Anonymous identity:  Leave Blank

  •      Wireless Password:  Your NCC Password


6.  Click Connect.  Your Android device should now connect to the
    NCC_Wireless network.



Chrome OS

  1. Click on the WiFi icon in the lower right corner of the screen and select Settings

  2. Under "Internet connection," click + Add connection and select Add Wi-Fi...

  3. On the "Join Wi-Fi Network" screen, click the Advanced button

  4. Fill out the fields with the following values:
    SSID:                                NCC_Wireless
    EAP method:                    PEAP
    Phase 2 authentication:  MSCHAPv2
    Server CA certificate:     Do not check
    User certificate:               (will be grayed out)
    Identity:                             <use your NCC username>
    Password:                           <use your NCC password>
    Anonymous identity:       (leave blank)

  5. Click Connect