Get Connected

What do you need to get connected?                      

  1. Minimum: 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Card w/ Ethernet Cable (Category 5e) or Wireless Adapter 802.11 b/g/n
  2. Current Operating System Critical Updates (i.e. Microsoft Windows, Macintosh OSX, Linux etc.)
  3. Anti-Virus Software w/ Updated Definitions. The campus provides Symantec Endpoint Protection anti-virus software for students and staff to utilize. You can download a free copy of the anti-virus software here: http://fredonia.edu/helpdesk/virus (Note: Before installing a new anti-virus program, you must first uninstall any previous version.)
  4. Your SUNY Fredonia eServices I.D. & Password (To find, go to: “Your Connection” @ https://connect.fredonia.edu). Note: The SUNY Fredonia Networks (wired/wireless) are primarily for academic use.

Personal Computers (Laptops & Desktops)

  1. Plug your computer into an Ethernet jack available in your room OR connect to the secure Wi-Fi network “FREDsecure” SSID. Please note that you need your Ethernet adapter AND Wireless adapter enabled within your computer operating system during this process so that both adapters will be registered simultaneously. When connecting to the “FREDsecure” SSID you will be prompted for your eServices I.D. and Password. It is highly recommended that all campus wireless network users utilize the FREDsecure service if you are accessing online financial services (i.e. banking), online shopping and any official campus e-service (ANGEL, FREDMail, YourConnection etc.).
  2. Once connected, open a new web browser. You should see the SUNY Fredonia Network Access Control Registration webpage. If this webpage does not appear, then navigate to https://netaccess.cc.fredonia.edu/registration/.
  3. Click your appropriate operating system and device type, then follow the on-screen instructions.
  4. Enter your eServices I.D. and Password, check the box beside “I Have Read and I Accept the Usage Policy”, download the “Bradford Dissolvable Agent”, and run it.
  5. Once the Bradford Dissolvable Agent has completed its scan, it will tell you if your computer meets the policy requirements.
  6. If your computer does not meet the policy requirements, the webpage will list the reasons as to why you failed the scan. A failed scan may result from out-dated operating system updates and/or an out-dated antivirus program. Make sure both are fully up-to-date and run the Bradford Agent again.
  7. Once you see the “Success” webpage, please restart your computer. At this time you have completed the Network Access Control Registration process.

Handheld Devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Droid, Blackberry, etc)

  1. Connect your handheld device to the secure Wi-Fi network “FREDsecure” SSID. In general, go to “Settings” or “System” to access Wi-Fi settings. When connecting to “FREDsecure” SSID you will be prompted for your eServices I.D. and Password. It is highly recommended that all campus wireless network users utilize the FREDsecure service if you are accessing online financial services (i.e. banking), online shopping and any official campus e-service (ANGEL, FREDMail, YourConnection etc.).
  2. Once connected, open a new web browser. You should see the SUNY Fredonia Network Access Control Registration webpage. If this webpage does not appear, then navigate to https://netaccess.cc.fredonia.edu/registration/.
  3. When selecting your operating system, use “Macintosh” for Apple products, use “Android Devices” for Droids, and use “Windows” for Windows Mobile phones.
  4. Click next and enter your eServices I.D. and Password, check the box beside “I Have Read and I Accept the Usage Policy”, and click download.
  5. Once you see the “Success” webpage, power down your handheld device and restart. At this time you have completed the Network Access Control Registration process.

Gaming Devices (XBOX, PlayStation, etc) and Other Devices (TiVo, Apple TV, etc)

  1. Visit www.fredonia.edu/resnet.
  2. Click the “Gaming & Other Devices” link on the left-hand side of the website.
  3. Be sure that your device is powered on AND plugged into an Ethernet port OR connected tothe unencrypted Wi-Fi network “RESNET” SSID. Note: The "RESNET" SSID is clear and unencrypted.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions for your device.
  5. After you complete the on-screen instructions, restart your device. At this time you have completed the Network Access Control Registration process.

Need Assistance? Connecting in Academic buildings please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 673.3150 For Residential Buildings, please contact the ResNet Office at 673.3668. You can request assistance as well through FredQuest at https://fredquest.fredonia.edu/ (rev. 071312)


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