Wireless Access

Locations and Availability

MACUnet wireless is available in the following locations:

  • Pearl A. Presley Hall
  • Heritage Hall
  • Student Life Center
  • Albert C. Blanton III Campus Life Center
  • Faith Hall
  • Wilkinson Hall

The MACU wireless network no longer supports IEEE 802.11b standards; only the IEEE 802.11g and/or 802.11n standard for wireless LANs are supported. 

Wireless Maintenance

MACU OIT is solely responsible for the installation and management of wireless equipment. Faculty, staff and students may not install or operate personal WLAN Access Points or Routers (wired or wireless.)

The MACUnet 802.11g/n WLANs operate in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz ranges and conforms to the IEEE 802.11 DSSS (Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum) specification.  Devices that interfere with the wireless network may be subject to restriction or removal.

All IP addresses for the MACUnet WLAN will be assigned by DHCP.  Wireless Network Cards and Adapters are not provided by the University.

Addressing Wireless Devices and Health Concerns

Check out the FCC’s publication on wireless devices and health concerns


Authentication is required to access the MACU (802.1x).  Access instructions available below.

Data sent over WIFI can be easily snooped.  It is highly recommended that any activity that requires the transmission of sensitive data (e.g. online banking) be conducted over a wired connection. 

Acceptable usage of the MACU is documented in the Acceptable Usage of University Computers and Network.

MACUnet Wireless Network Access

Staff and Students – The MACUnet wireless network uses secure authentication (802.1x/WPA-2 Enterprise).  Visit the MACU wireless connection guide to get connected to the MACU wireless network.

Guest – MACU provides an open guest network for guest users.  Visit the MACU wireless connection guide to get connected to the MACU guest network.

Because of this configuration, only devices that support this type of authentication can connect to the MACU wireless network and must either be physically connected to the network via an ethernet cable or connect to the MACU-Guest network.