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 three wireless networks at CI:

  1. CI
  3. eduroam

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

Comparison of CI's Three Wireless Networks

The following table describes the differences between CI, CI_GUEST, and eduroam wireless networks at CI:

Network Name:CI CI_GUEST Eduroam
Access for:Students and employees onlyGuests, and visitorsCI students, faculty, and staff as well as guests visiting from other eduroam universities
Use with University-owned computers?YesNoYes
Use with personally-owned computers?YesYesYes
Secure access to Internet?YesNoYes
Access networked printers?YesNoYes
Access shared network drives?YesNoYes
Guest access?NoYesYes
Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password? YesNo


Requires eduroam campus email & password used for email


This service allows traveling and visiting students, faculty, and staff to connect securely to wireless networks using their home campus' user name and passwords. Visit the eduroam site for participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world.

There is no need for members of the CI community to sign up for guest wireless access at other participating eduroam campuses. Devices will work the same as they do at one's home campus.


  • Offers a secure wireless network for traveling researchers at participating remote institutions, using the researcher's credentials.
  • No new username or passwords are required.
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows laptops, as well as iOS, and Android mobile devices.
  • Eduroam is a free service.

Getting Started

  • Configuration varies based upon device (Windows 7, Mac, iOS, and Android). If you require assistance contact the Solution Center at 805-437-8552 or visit IT Solution Center
  • When you are a participating institution, select eduroam as your wireless network.
  • To log in, enter your full campus email address (e.g., user.name@yourschool.edu) and the password you use for the email address.

Learn More

Data Security

  • Eduroam is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network. For more information on data security while using eduroam, see the eduroam website.


  • For assistance, please contact the Solution Center at 805-437-8552 or visit IT Solution Center

Wireless Access for Guests

CI provides two wireless networks for campus guests. If your home institution/campus is eduroam enabled, you may use the eduroam network. If it is not, or you are not certain, you may use CI_GUEST.

Once connected to CI_GUEST, use your web browser to open the captive portal, agree to our Terms of Use, then click "Log In".

Guest Terms of Use

Alternately, the host organization at CI may provide you with a wireless username and password. If the host organization has given you a wireless username and password, click the link provided "For sponsored guest please login here".

Sponsored Guest Login 1 You will be redirected to a separate login page. Enter your username and password, accept the Terms of Use, and select the button "Log In".

Sponsored Guest Login 2

Wireless Access for Traveling CI Students, Faculty, and Staff

If you are a CI student, faculty, or staff member and you have an active CSUCI directory username and password, you can use them to connect to wireless at eduroam enabled institutions.

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.

  • CI Wireless Instructions for Windows in PDF format
  • CI Wireless Instructions for MacOXS in PDF format

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 networks.

Location and Coverage Areas

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

Aliso HallGood
Anacapa VillageGood
Arroyo HallExcellent
Bell TowerFair-Good
Broome LibraryExcellent
Bell Tower EastFair-Good
Bell Tower WestFair-Good
Central PlantPending
Chaparral HallGood
El Dorado HallExcellent
Grand SalonPending
University HubExcellent
Ironwood HallGood
Islands CafeGood
Lindero HallGood
Malibu HallExcellent
Manzanita HallExcellent
Modoc HallExcellent
Napa HallGood
Ojai HallGood
Paint ShopNone
Petit SalonNone
Placer HallExcellent
Sage HallExcellent
Salon AGood
Santa Cruz VillageExcellent
Smith Decision Center Excellent
Solano HallExcellent
Topanga HallFair-Good
Town CenterFair
University HallClosed
Yuba HallGood

Other Wireless Devices

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