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Bryn Mawr. PA 19010-2899
Phone: 610-526-5271

Residence Hall Networking

Wireless networking is available throughout College residence halls. Though some dorms have Ethernet jacks in the individual rooms, the network switches have been removed and the ports are inactive.

In order to connect to the secure wireless network eduroam, devices must be able to connect to a WPA2-Enterprise network. Devices that do not support WPA2-Enterprise security may connect to Bryn Mawr College's Guest network, but as the Guest network is an unsecured wireless network, it is not recommended as a substitute for eduroam. Bryn Mawr's Guest wireless also does not allow for all network functions. For more information about the Guest wireless, please see our documentation available here.

Wireless devices such as personal routers or wireless printers are not permitted in Bryn Mawr College residence halls. Because these devices do not have the security levels necessary to connect to eduroam, they default to the Guest network, which requires registration. Since these devices cannot access the Network Registration web page, they will not register. The device will then try to create an ad-hoc network for connection, which directly interferes with the College's wireless network, making other users unable to connect to wireless in surrounding areas. If you have a wireless printer you would like to bring to your residence hall, the wireless capabilities must be fully disabled and the printer must connect to your computer via a wired (e.g. USB) connection.

Residents and guests must adhere to the College's Acceptable Use Policy.

Please call x7440 or e-mail help@brynmawr.edu with questions or concerns.