Wireless Access

Locations and Availability

MACU (802.1x) 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 MACU-Students 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 MACU-Students WLAN will be assigned by DHCP.  Wireless Network Cards and Adapters are not provided by the University.


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.

MACU Access

Setup MACU (801.2x) instructions:

Currently, consoles are not supported on the MACU wireless network--consoles should be physically plugged in via ethernet cable.

Guest Access

MACU-Guest uses a captive portal; users must agree to the terms of the MACU-Guest network and provide their email address.  The MACU-Guest network is intended for authorized guests on the MACU campus.  

MACU does not warrant that this service will be uninterrupted, error-free, secure, or encrypted. Privacy and security are the user's responsibility. Users should have no general expectation of privacy or confidentiality when using this network.  MACU may monitor activity or retrieve any information transmitted through this network, to ensure compliance with MACU policy. By using this network, you are consenting to such monitoring and information retrieval by MACU.