Wireless Access at CI

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CI is serviced by over 300 wireless access points dispersed across the campus, which provide coverage for major campus facilities. 

There are two wireless networks at CI:

  1. cci_connect, and
  2. cci_webaccess

Both are available and visible when connecting a computer or other device via a wireless connection.

 Comparison of CI's Two Wireless Networks

The following table describes the differences between the cci_connect and cci_webaccess wireless networks at CI:

Network Name: cci_connect  cci_webaccess

Access for:

Students and employees only Guests and visitors
Use with University-owned computers? Yes No
Use with personally-owned computers? Yes Yes
Secure access to Internet? Yes No
Access networked printers? Yes No
Access shared network drives? Yes No
Guest access? No Yes
Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password?  Yes No

   How to Configure Your Computer for Wireless Access

For detailed instructions on how to connect to the cci_connect wireless network, please select your operating system:

 Wireless Protocol Support

Campus access points will all support the 802.11g and 802.11b wireless Internet protocols. Some wireless devices also support the 802.11a and 802.11n standard. Users with 802.11a capable wireless cards will be made to prefer 802.11a for connection rather then 802.11g, as there is less interference for this protocol.

 Wireless Network Cards

To use your computer with the University wireless network, we recommend your computing device contain a wireless card or that you purchase an external wireless card for your laptop or desktop computer. 802.11g wireless network cards will support both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless connections. 802.11n wireless network cards will generally support 802.11a,b,g and n networks.

 Location and Coverage Areas

The following tables describe available indoor and outdoor wireless access areas.

Location Coverage
Aliso Hall Good
Anacapa Village Good
Arroyo Hall Excellent
Bell Tower Fair-Good
Broome Library Excellent
Bell Tower East Fair-Good
Bell Tower West Fair-Good
Central Plant Pending
Chaparral Hall Good
El Dorado Hall Excellent
Grand Salon Pending
University Hub Excellent
Ironwood Hall Good
Islands Cafe Good
Lindero Hall Good
Malibu Hall Excellent
Manzanita Hall Excellent
Modoc Hall Excellent
Napa Hall Good
Ojai Hall Good
Paint Shop None
Petit Salon None
Placer Hall Excellent
Sage Hall Excellent
Salon A Good
Santa Cruz Village Excellent
Shops Excellent
Smith Decision Center Excellent
Solano Hall Excellent
Topanga Hall Fair-Good
Town Center Fair
University Hall Closed
Yuba Hall Good

 Other Wireless Devices