WiFi & wired internet

Our network is available to anyone on campus. We'll help you connect your laptops, phones, tablets, and more.

Current YCP members - WiFi & wired

We offer two available wireless networks. On any device, try eduroam first. If that does not work (or if your device does not allow you to choose an available network), then use york-connect instead.

For a wired connection (using an ethernet cable), follow the york-connect instructions (these include ClearPass).

Alumni, please use the Guest Wifi section, below.

eduroam (option 1)

Once connected, you can also use WiFi at other colleges, museums, and businesses. Here's an eduroam map.

Windows

  • In the lower right corner, select the WiFi (Network) icon (multiple curved lines).

  • Select eduroam > Connect automatically > Connect.

  • Enter your YCP email address and password, then select OK > Connect.

If it's your first time, and you aren't prompted, try visiting a webpage. Then, you'll be redirected to the registration page.

macOS

  • In the upper right corner, select the Wi-Fi icon (multiple curved lines).

  • Select eduroam.

  • Enter your YCP email address and password.

  • Ensure that Remember this network is selected.

  • Select Join.

If it's your first time, and you aren't prompted, try visiting a webpage. Then, you'll be redirected to the registration page.

iOS

  • Select the Settings app > Wi-Fi.

  • Select eduroam.

  • Enter your YCP email address & password.

  • Select Join.

  • If asked, select Trust.

If it's your first time, and you aren't prompted, try visiting a webpage. Then, you'll be redirected to the registration page.

Android 1

Some of these steps work only on Android 10 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.

  • Touch and hold Wi-Fi (may appear as a symbol).

  • Turn on Use Wi-Fi.

  • Select eduroam.

Order may vary...

  • EAP method: PEAP

  • Identity or User ID: your YCP email

  • Password: your YCP password

  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2

  • CA certificate: Don't validate

  • Anonymous ID: leave blank

  • Ensure that Auto reconnect is turned on.

  • Select Connect.

If it's your first time, and you aren't prompted, try visiting a webpage. Then, you'll be redirected to the registration page.

york-connect (option 2)

This network is for devices unable to connect to eduroam, or that are connected via ethernet.

Depending on whether your device has an internet browser, proceed to the appropriate steps below.

With a browser

  • Among your WiFi options, select the york-connect network.

  • If you weren't already redirected to the York College Network page,

    • Open an internet browser and try to visit a new webpage.

      • You'll then be redirected.

  • Select the Connecting with another device icon.

  • Read the notice then select I understand.

  • Enter your YCP email address & password.

  • Accept the Terms of Use.

  • Select Log In.

    • Wait for the loading bar to finish; it may take several minutes.

  • When successfully connected, you'll be directed to www.ycp.edu.

Without a browser

To avoid issues, please don't connect to york-connect before following the steps below.

On a computer currently connected to the YCP network (or a YCP computer),

  • Visit clearpass.ycp.edu.

    • If prompted, sign in.

  • On the left, select Create Device.

  • Fill out the form.

    • Learn how to find your device's MAC Address.

      • Format: XX-XX-XX-XX-XX-XX

    • Enabling AirGroup allows you to share this device with your friends.

      • Start typing their name or email, then options will appear.

        • Choose your friends from those options.

  • Select the Create button.

  • Restart the device you just registered, then connect it to york-connect.

    • If unsuccessful, turn it off for 45 minutes, then connect it to york-connect.

Edit/remove devices

On a computer currently connected to the YCP network (or a YCP computer),

  • Visit clearpass.ycp.edu.

    • If prompted, sign in.

  • On the left, select Manage Devices.

  • Select a device, then...

    • Select Edit to change the Device Name or AirGroup settings.

      • Then select the Update Device button.

    • Select Remove > Delete account > Make Changes.

      • This is recommended if you no longer have the device.


Didn't work? See Didn't work? section, below.

Guest WiFi

Visitors and alumni may connect up to 2 devices to our guest network. You get 24 hours of access, after which, you may start again.

Create account

  • Select the york-connect network.

  • You'll be redirected to your network options.

    • If not, open an internet browser then navigate to any website, which will redirect.

  • Select the guest without an account icon.

    • Follow the prompts, then select Register.

    • In your details, take note of your Account Username & Guest Password.

      • You'll need them later.

      • This will also be emailed to you.

  • At the bottom, select Ready to Login? Click here.

Log in

  • Enter your Username and Password.

  • Accept the terms of use.

  • Select Log In.

    • Wait for the loading bar to finish; it may take several minutes.

  • When successfully connected, you'll be directed to www.ycp.edu.

Didn't work?

Internet not working? Here's what to try.

Toggle your connection

  • Turn your wireless connection off, wait 10 seconds then turn it back on.

    • This refreshes your connection to the closest wireless access point.

  • See each network for more detailed troubleshooting steps.

Forget the network(s)

Sometimes you just have to start again by deleting the network, then reconnecting. Especially if you tried connecting to more than one of our networks; please forget them all, then start again.

Android 1

Settings can vary by device. For more info, contact your device manufacturer.

  • Swipe down from the top of the screen.

  • Make sure Wi-Fi is turned on.

  • Touch and hold Wi-Fi (may appear as a symbol).

  • Touch and hold a saved network.

  • Tap Forget network.

MORE DEVICES COMING SOON

Outdoor WiFi locations

Access the web from some of our lawns, benches, picnic tables, and even your parked car.

We're continuing to add locations, so please check back for more.

From your car

On foot

Main Campus

West Campus

Printers & speakers

In most cases, wireless printers will connect to york-connect, though they sometimes have unresolvable issues. Please bring a cable to connect your computer directly to your printer, so that you can print without internet.

Unfortunately, we're presently unable to support Sonos wireless speakers.

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