MCLANET Wireless Network

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MCLA currently maintains four wireless networks BlazerNet, mclanet, mclanet-g and hotspot. Which wireless network you use is dependent on your wireless devices ability and if you are using a personal device or college owned device.

Personally Owned Devices - BLAZERNET (Students)

The best and easiest way to connect to MCLA's wireless network while using a personally owned device is to use the wireless network showing as BlazerNet. When connecting to BlazerNet for the first time you should open a web browser which will then redirect you to a device registration portal that you will need to login to using your MCLA User ID and password. Once logged in, you will have the option to register the device that you are connecting with. After the device is successfully registered, it will be able to connect to the network without any further action needed. BlazerNet also provides the ability to connect devices that do not have a web browser such has media players, gaming consoles, and smart TVs. See the following resources below to learn more on how to connect.

MCLA Owned Devices assigned to Faculty/Staff - MCLANET / MCLANET-G (Faculty/Staff)

  • Users that have devices that connect with 802.11a should use MCLANET
    NOTE: You will know that your device is compatible if you see this detected by your device.
  • Users that have devices that connect with 802.11b/g should use MCLANET-G
    NOTE: Only use this wireless network if your wireless device does not detect MCLANET.
  • For those users that have older devices that cannot connect to secured connections are able to connect using HOTSPOT

The MCLANET and MCLANET-G networks are fully encrypted with the latest Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption standard. MCLANET is the optimal network to connect with if it appears to be available to your device. The purpose of HOTSPOT is to connect devices wirelessly that are not compatible with MCLANET or MCLANET-G encryption.

Network Printing

Wireless printing at designated printing stations around campus can be used from the wireless network. This essentially allows any MCLA wireless user to print from their laptop to the wireless printer stations. These printers must be configured on the user's laptop prior to use.

MCLA Wireless Network Guides

MCLA Wireless Network FAQ

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