Wireless Users

How will NAC Affect Me?

All users (faculty, staff, and students) of the University's wireless networks will be affected by NAC. This includes users of mobile devices, such as tablets, iPhones, and Android phones.

In order ensure the highest level of network security, the current insecure CSUCHICO wireless network will be replaced by the EDUROAM wireless network this spring.

After June, 2015, the CSUCHICO wireless network will no longer be available. All users wanting wireless access will need to connect to the EDUROAM network.

The EDUROAM network will provide the same level of access as the old CSUCHICO wireless network, with added security and no need to log in on a weekly or daily basis.

You can switch to the EDUROAM network now to avoid being forced to switch over when the CSUCHICO wireless network goes away. Instructions for accessing the EDUROAM network are available here.

Starting in March, ClearPass OnGuard will assess the security of your computer and notify you as to whether your computer meets the university's network access requirements. Even if your computer does not meet NAC requirements, you will be granted access to VPN. However, you should address any issues ClearPass OnGuard finds so that you can continue to access the wireless network.

Starting in May, ClearPass OnGuard will notify you as to whether your computer meets NAC requirements. However, computers that do not meet NAC requirements will NOT be granted access to the wireless network.

You will need to address all issues that ClearPass OnGuard finds before you will be able to access the campus wireless network.

When Will These Changes Take Place?

May 26, 2015 - Wireless assessment starts

ClearPass OnGuard will assess your computer's security and notify you of your status. You will still be able to access the campus wireless network regardless of whether your computer meets NAC requirements. However, you should address any issues ClearPass OnGuard finds so that you can continue to access the wireless network.

July 1, 2015 - Wireless Access Control Starts

ClearPass OnGuard will assess your computer's security and notify you of your status. However, computers that do not meet NAC requirements will NOT be granted access to the campus wireless network.

You will need to address all issues that ClearPass OnGuard finds before you will be able to access to the campus wireless network.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Information on using the EDUROAM wireless network is available here.

If you still need help, please contact IT Support Services at 898-4257 or at itss@csuchico.edu.