Registering Your Computer/Device on the Colby Network

Colby Students, Staff and Faculty – Connect to Colby Access

Note: if you use a wired connection you do not need to register.

  1. Connect your computer to the Colby Access Wi-Fi network.
  2. When asked for authentication, enter your Colby login name and password
  3. Accept the certificate for This step may require that you need to be an administrator on your computer.
  4. You should be all set to log on to the Internet.

To register a wireless device such as an Xbox, PS3/4, Apple TV, etc.

Note: if you use a wired connection you do not need to register.

Note: it’s recommended you connect your wireless printer via a USB cable.

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Colby username and password
  3. Click on “Create Device”
  4. Fill in the necessary information (see image below)
  5. You will need to locate the Mac Address of your wireless device.
  6. Click on the drop-down menu to change the “Account Role” to “Student”
  7. Click “Create.” You should now be able to connect your device to the Colby Guest Access Wi-Fi network.


It’s highly recommended that you keep your anti-virus software up to date and install your operating system updates on a regular basis.

This system will be operated in accord with the rights to privacy that members of the Colby community are assured under the Acceptable Use Policy at Colby College. As in the past, there is no monitoring of individual network use. The NAC system will help protect student computers from attack by infected computers and facilitate communication with students when their computers become infected.

Personal wireless access points and routers are prohibited in all residence halls because all residence halls are now covered by the Colby Wireless network.  ITS does not register personal access points or provide support for them, and ITS reserves the right to disable any personal networking equipment that creates interference or otherwise conflicts with the campus networks.

If you have any questions or problems with the registration system or network connectivity in general, please contact the ITS Support Center at [email protected] or ext. 4222.