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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, un-encrypted 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 Mac OS X 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 and Linux users, please follow these setup instructions.
  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 for connecting to ReedXenia. Users of an unsupported OS who need to connect to Reed1x should contact CUS for help.

On some Android devices (possibly newer versions of the OS), Reed1x doesn't work out of the box. You have to press and hold on the Reed1x network > advanced config. Change the "Phase 2 authentication" to none. Then enter your username in the "identity" field and then your password.

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. You can then log in using your e-mail address as the username, and the numerical password e-mailed to that address as the password.
  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 almost all buildings on campus, as well as some outdoor areas. See the map below for details on which areas of campus are covered.

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Wireless Map

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