Wireless Networks

Martin Luther College maintains three wireless networks throughout the main campus and the Early Childhood Learning Center:

MLC Guest WLAN

The MLC Guest WLAN is the main wireless network on campus for guests on campus. It is an open network that requires users to register via a captive portal before users are able to access the Internet. The MLC Guest WLAN has access to a limited number of campus-specific web properties, so internal users should instead log into the MLC Academic WLAN or MLC Student WLAN.

Who Can Connect

This is open to guests, faculty, staff, and students to connect to and use at any time. You do not need to have your device registered in the past, or have a campus-owned device either.

Guests will need to have a passcode (which can change periodically). Please contact the front desk or talk with another member of the campus for the current passcode. They will need to log into the MLC Portal and then visit Portal > Information > Network Guest Codes to retrieved the current passcode.

How to Connect

Any computing device with a web browser and a wireless network adapter are able to connect to the MLC Guest WLAN wireless network. The following instructions will help you get started.

  • Connect To the MLC Guest WLAN with your computing device and open a web browser.
  • Read the Acceptable Use Policy, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “I agree” button to proceed.
  • Choose who you are.
    • Guest: Please enter your full name and the passcode you received from someone on the faculty or staff of Martin Luther College.
    • MLC User: Please enter your MLC Account username and password.
  • You now have access to the internet for a 24 hour period as a guest or 183 days as an MLC user.

If, at any point, you have any issues. Please stop by Network Services on the second floor of the Wittenberg Collegiate Center.

Frequently Asked Questions

I do not know the passcode needed as a guest.

Guests will need to have a passcode (which can change periodically). Please contact the front desk or talk with another member of the campus for the current passcode. They will need to log into the MLC Portal and then visit Portal > Information > Network Guest Codes to retrieved the current passcode.

I cannot get the captive portal page to come up.

Often this is an issue when the device's DNS settings are not being set automatically by our internal systems. This can happen if you (or your network admin at your school or work) have set the DNS servers manually, or there is an issue with your device.

Either reset your DNS settings or contact Network Services.

MLC Student WLAN

Who Can Connect

The MLC Student WLAN is meant for use by currently-enrolled students at Martin Luther College with a currently-active MLC Account.

How to Connect

Your device will need to support WPA2 Enterprise security standards in order to connect to the MLC Student WLAN. The following instructions will help you get started.

First, you will need to connect to the MLC Student WLAN.

  • On your device, choose the MLC Student WLAN from the list of available wireless networks.
  • You should be prompted for some account credentials, use your MLC Account credentials to log into the network. You may need to accept/trust a server certificate as well.
  • Wait to be connected!

If you have registered your device recently, you should now be connected and ready to go. If not, you will also need to register your device on the network.

  • Connect To the MLC Student WLAN with your computing device and open a web browser.
  • Read the Acceptable Use Policy, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “I agree” button to proceed.
  • Only current MLC users are able to register on the MLC Student WLAN. Select the MLC User option and then enter your MLC Account username and password.
  • Your device is now registered for 183 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just changed my MLC Account password and cannot connect!

Some operating systems (Windows 10 has been known to have issues) will not prompt you to change the saved password when connecting after you have changed your password. You will need to remove that saved account and reconnect. Here are some simple instructions:

  1. click on the wireless network icon in the lower-right of the screen
  2. select Network settings
  3. choose Manage Wi-Fi settings
  4. scroll to the bottom of the page that pops up select MLC Student WLAN
  5. click Forget

Then follow the connection instructions above.

I am using a Chromebook, Chrome OS, Android, a Linux distribution, or some other operating system!

You are going to have to do more manual setup to get things working. Here are some settings you can look for!

  • EAP method: PEAP/Protected EAP
  • EAP Phase 2 authentication: Automatic or MSCHAPv2
  • Server CA certificate: Do not check/Do not validate/No CA certificate is required or leave as Default
  • Identity: your MLC Account username
  • Password: your MLC Account password
  • Anonymous Identity: leave blank

Then use your MLC Account username and password from there.

There are often other words used depending on the specific operating system you are using. Feel free to contact Network Services if you have questions. Also, some devices do not support WPA2 Enterprise authentication methods, so check with your manufacturer.

I just cannot seem to connect.

There are a number of reasons that this might happen, so often the best option is to contact MLC Network Services so that they can look into any account issues you might be having.

MLC Academic WLAN

Who Can Connect

The MLC Academic WLAN is meant for current faculty and staff to connect to in order to complete their work while on campus. This is most often used for MLC-owned devices and not personal devices.

How To Connect

Your device will need to support WPA2 Enterprise security standards in order to connect to the MLC Academic WLAN. The following instructions will help you get started.

First, you will need to connect to the MLC Academic WLAN.

  • On your device, choose the MLC Academic WLAN from the list of available wireless networks.
  • You should be prompted for some account credentials, use your MLC Account credentials to log into the network. You may need to accept/trust a server certificate as well.
  • Wait to be connected!

If you have registered your device recently, you should now be connected and ready to go. If not, you will also need to register your device on the network.

  • Connect To the MLC Academic WLAN with your computing device and open a web browser.
  • Read the Acceptable Use Policy, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on the “I agree” button to proceed.
  • Only current MLC users are able to register on the MLC Student WLAN. Select the MLC User option and then enter your MLC Account username and password.
  • Your device is now registered for 183 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just changed my MLC Account password and cannot connect!

Some operating systems (Windows 10 has been known to have issues) will not prompt you to change the saved password when connecting after you have changed your password. You will need to remove that saved account and reconnect. Here are some simple instructions:

  1. click on the wireless network icon in the lower-right of the screen
  2. select Network settings
  3. choose Manage Wi-Fi settings
  4. scroll to the bottom of the page that pops up select MLC Academic WLAN
  5. click Forget

Then follow the connection instructions above.

I am using a Chromebook, Chrome OS, Android, a Linux distribution, or some other operating system!

You are going to have to do more manual setup to get things working. Here are some settings you can look for!

  • EAP method: PEAP/Protected EAP
  • EAP Phase 2 authentication: Automatic or MSCHAPv2
  • Server CA certificate: Do not check/Do not validate/No CA certificate is required or leave as Default
  • Identity: your MLC Account username
  • Password: your MLC Account password
  • Anonymous Identity: leave blank

Then use your MLC Account username and password from there.

There are often other words used depending on the specific operating system you are using. Feel free to contact Network Services if you have questions. Also, some devices do not support WPA2 Enterprise authentication methods, so check with your manufacturer.