Wireless Information

Hamilton College offers secure wireless network access in all campus buildings and most outdoor areas. Connectivity is supported by 802.11g/n wireless cards available on most modern laptops.


Prohibited/unsupported devices

The following device types are strictly prohibited on campus:

  • wireless routers of any type
  • wireless printers (these devices can be locally connected to a computer via USB cable, instead)

The following device types will not work on Hamilton's wireless network as they do not support enterprise level 802.1x encryption:

  • Game systems - Xbox, Wii, Nintendo Switch and Playstation
  • Streaming devices - Roku, Fire TV, Chromecast
  • "Smart home devices" - Amazon Alexa and Google Home

Computer setup

Mobile device setup

Use these settings to configure your mobile device to use Hamilton’s secure wireless network;

  • SSID: aps-hamilton
  • EAP Method: PEAP or 802.1x
  • Phase 2 Authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • CA certificate: Use System certificate and type in hamilton.edu
  • Login: Your Hamilton username and password

If you are connected to the aps-hamilton wireless network and wander outside coverage areas, your phone will automatically revert to your cellular service’s data plan.   

Device-specific setup instructions

There is no guarantee that Hamilton’s wireless network will be compatible with all smartphones and mobile devices. The directions below are for the most-used platforms:

Last updated: May 30, 2024

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