WiFi & Wired Connections

How to forget Wi-Fi Networks

Williams primary wireless network for Faculty, Staff and Students is eduroam.  Occasionally it may be necessary to forget the network and then rejoin it.  To forget the network follow these directions for your specific device: macOS: Apple computer At the top of your screen, click the Wi-Fi symbol and then select … Continue reading »

Wireless Devices in the Residence Halls

In order to ensure that the Williams wireless network has strong coverage for all students in the residence halls we do not allow devices that interfere with the wireless network and cannot help with devices not designed for our enterprise-grade network.  This is a shared resource and needs… Continue reading »

Williams Shared Network Drives

Williams offers shared department network drives that are accessed from either your File Explorer (for Windows) or Finder (for Mac) . The data on these network drives are not stored on your computer. Each department has a shared drive that is accessible by members of that department. That means anything… Continue reading »

Guest Wireless Access

Williams College provides guest Wi-Fi access. This fast and robust network access is provided for visitors and patrons while on campus. Use implies agreement with all terms and conditions of appropriate behavior of our Acceptable Use Policy. To connect to our guest Wi-Fi first join the… Continue reading »

Joining Eduroam (Wi-Fi)

Williams primary wireless network for Faculty , Staff and Students is eduroam. This network is for computers, smartphones and tablets. If you have a another device like a gaming system or smart TV please go use these directions: https://oit.williams.edu/help-guides/wifi-and-wired-connections/network-device-registration/ The recommended way to connect is via eduroam’s configuration tool. Continue reading »

First Days Computing Guide

Please read the important guides below regarding college accounts, getting your computer on the network, computer security and other fun and important information that will help you get online quickly and safely at Williams. If you have not purchased a computer for use while you are at Williams see:… Continue reading »

Network Device Registration

Most wireless devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets can connect to Eduroam.  If you have one of those devices you can follow our guide to get connected: https://oit.williams.edu/help-guides/wifi-and-wired-connections/joining-eduroam/ . If you have a device that will not connect to Eduroam such as a smart TV, gaming system, or… Continue reading »

Wired Ethernet jacks in Dorm Rooms

Information Technology Committee and College Council have approved changing to an opt-in system to have a live Ethernet jack. Ethernet jacks in common rooms will remain activated. If you want to request that your Ethernet jack be activated fill out the Data Jack Activation Request form from https://ticket.williams.edu (on… Continue reading »

Wireless Network (Williams Wi-Fi Portal)

Williams Wi-Fi portal is easy starting place to get your devices on our Wi-Fi network. After connecting your device to the Wi-Fi network (SSID) Williams-College you should be redirected to a webpage with options for connecting each type of device you might have. For more specific instructions on… Continue reading »

VPN (Virtual Private Networking)

Williams VPN Running the VPN client allows you to establish a secure connection to the college network.  Your computer acts as though it were here on campus.  Among other things this allows a keyserver connection to run Williams licensed software from off-campus. The VPN connection is limited to Faculty, Staff… Continue reading »

Determining MAC Addresses for Network Devices

A MAC (Media Access Control) address is a number that identifies the network adapter(s) on your device. You may need to provide your MAC address to register on the Williams Network if your device does not easily connect to Wi-Fi. To find the MAC address of your device, following the… Continue reading »

Working From Off-Campus

There are many resources available to college faculty and staff when working remotely.  Some are straightforward and require no configuration, while some require prior setup or further consideration. These are resources you can access from anywhere, with any computer or tablet: Google Apps for Education (Email, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets… Continue reading »

Networks / Wireless

Wireless The Office for Information Technology is pleased to provide a wireless network connection to registered users of the Williams Network. Wireless at Williams is currently available in all buildings on campus. Visitors to campus (non-registered) please click here for Williams Guest wifi directions) Connecting to… Continue reading »