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Reed's Wireless Network

ReedXenia vs. Reed1x

Those who want to use wireless at Reed will see two networks available--ReedXenia and Reed1x. ReedXenia is an open, unencrypted wireless network for those who want to get online at Reed. It's useful for guests, parents, and campus visitors (Xenia is the ancient Greek concept of hospitality, the generosity and courtesy shown to those who are far from home). Reed1x is a WPA2-encrypted network that can be used by students, staff, faculty and alumni. Guests and visitors cannot join the Reed1x network.

Who should use Reed1x

Reed1x can be used by all Reed community members. Since it is encrypted it provides some measure of protection against eavesdropping; however, only end-to-end encryption should be trusted (e.g. https or ssh connections). It requires re-authentication each time you connect. The macOS operating system can connect to WPA2 networks with no additional setup; Windows and Linux users may need to install additional software.

If you are unsure which wireless network to use, please contact CUS.

How to connect to Reed1x

Windows users, please follow these setup instructions. To connect on your mobile device, follow these instructions for iOS and these for Android. Linux users can follow the instructions here.

  1. Select Reed1x from your list of wireless networks.
  2. Your machine will prompt you for your name and password.
  3. Reed community members (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) can enter their Kerberos username and password. You may see a notice about the certification; you can "continue" past this.
  4. You should now be able to use the network.

Guests or conference attendees should use the instructions below to connect to ReedXenia. Users of an unsupported OS who need to connect to Reed1x should contact CUS for help.

How to connect to ReedXenia

  1. Select ReedXenia from your list of wireless networks.
  2. Open a web browser and you will automatically be directed to Reed's network registration page.
  3. Reed community members (students, faculty, staff, and alumni) can use their Kerberos credentials to log in.
  4. Members outside the Reed community should click "Register as Guest" and enter a name and e-mail address or phone number. You can then log in using your e-mail address as the username, and the numerical password e-mailed/texted to that address or phone number.
  5. After registering, you may be warned by your browser that you're being redirected; this is normal as we redirect you to Reed's homepage, and you can ignore any such warning.

Wireless Coverage

Wireless is available in all buildings on campus, as well as some outdoor areas near buildings. Wireless is not generally available in larger outdoor areas. Reed actively monitors and adjusts placement of wireless access points to fine-tune coverage on campus. Due to channel interference among other complications, users are generally not allowed to operate a personal wireless network. If you are experiencing problems with wireless coverage, please contact the CUS Help Desk (777-7525, x7525 from an on-campus phone).

Please contact the CUS Help Desk if you have any questions or problems accessing Reed's wireless network.