WiFi

WiFiGeorge Fox University provides wireless network access to students, faculty, staff and guests. We provide nearly complete campus coverage and support the most recent technologies. To learn more about the campus wireless network visit the Wireless FAQ page.

The Bruin-Secure wireless network is intended for student, faculty and staff use. Access to this network requires your George Fox username and password.

The Bruin-Guest wireless network is provided as a courtesy for guests on campus. Summer groups on campus will often receive special instructions on connecting. Individual guests' mobile devices (phones, tablets, and laptops) can get internet access with a pass-code sent to their phone via text or to an email address. Simply connect and register on the Bruin-Guest wireless network.

Students can connect their personal entertainment devices to the network by accessing the Device Registration page and registering their devices MAC address.

Wireless Coverage

On the Newberg campus, there is complete wireless coverage in administrative areas (offices, classrooms, etc), residential areas (dorms and apartments), and most large public areas (Bruin Den, Miller Gymnasium, Stoffer Family Stadium, Student Union Building, and MLRC).

Off campus, many businesses including our local coffee shops offer wireless networking to customers.

The Portland Center has complete wireless coverage throughout the buildings.

Connecting to Bruin-Secure

To connect to Bruin-Secure you must have a George Fox username and password. Connecting isn't automatic, to assist you in connecting your device, follow our device-specific configuration guides below.

Wireless Configuration on Your Device(s)

This tutorial will guide you through setting up your iOS device (iPhone/iPod/iPad) on the George Fox University's Bruin-Secure network. Note that the exact connection process may be slightly different for each version of iOS. 

Step 1: On your home screen find and tap on the "Settings" icon.

iOS Step 1


Step 2: In the settings menu find and tap on the Wi-Fi tab.

iOS Step 2


Step 3: Turn Wi-Fi on by using the toggle (if not already on) and select the "Bruin-Secure" network.

iOS Step 3


Step 4: Enter in your George Fox campus username (i.e. jsmith15) and password. Then tap Join.

iOS Step 4


Step 5: When the certificate dialog screen comes up tap the "Trust" button.

iOS Step 5


Step 5: You should now be connected to the Bruin-Secure network!

iOS Step 6

If you have any questions or need additional help contact the IT Service Desk.

This tutorial will guide you through setting up your Android device on the George Fox University's Bruin-Secure network. Note that the exact connection process may be different for each device. Some components of this guide may not match up exactly to your device.

Step 1: Swipe down and hold the Wi-Fi toggle button. A page should come up that lists all available Wi-Fi networks.

Step 2: Select the Bruin-Secure network.

Android Screenshot


Step 3: Press "Connect to network".

Android Screenshot


Step 4: You will now make some additional configuration changes. Change the following fields...

  • EAP method - PEAP
  • Phase 2 Authentication - MSCHAPV2
  • Identity - Your GFU Username i.e. "jsmith15"
  • Password - Your GFU Password

Once those changes are made click Connect at the bottom.

Android Screenshot


Step 5: You should now be connected to the Bruin-Secure Wi-Fi network!

Android Screenshot

If you have any questions or need additional help contact the IT Service Desk.

This tutorial will guide you through setting up your Windows 7, 8, and 10 computer on the George Fox University's Bruin-Secure network. Note that the exact connection process may be different for each computer. This process requires the use of a downloaded script which can be downloaded here.

Step 1: Download and run this script.

Step 2: View the Welcome screen and click the Next button.

Bruin-Secure Connection Wizard Welcome Screen


Step 3: Enter in your George Fox campus username (i.e. jappleseed15) and password. Then click Next.

Bruin-Secure Connection Wizard Log In Screen


Step 4: The Configuration Wizard will proceed to configure your Windows computer to use the Bruin-Secure WiFi network. Click on the Finish button and you should now be connected to the Bruin-Secure network! Open up your favorite web browser to make sure that you are online and working.

Bruin-Secure Connection Wizard Configure Screen

If you have any questions or need additional help contact the IT Service Desk.

This tutorial will guide you through setting up your MacBook on the George Fox University's Bruin-Secure network. Note that the exact connection process may be slightly different for each version of OS X, this guide was made on Mavericks (10.9).

Step 1: If Wi-Fi is turned off use the drop-down to select "Turn Wi-FI On".

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Step 2: Select the "Bruin-Secure" wireless network.

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Step 3: Enter in your Gorge Fox campus username (i.e. jsmith15) and password. Make sure that the "Remember this network" box is checked. Then click Join.

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Step 4: A "Verify Certificate" box will now pop up. Select "Continue" on this box.

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Step 5: It will now ask for your password to confirm settings. Note: This password is often times the same password that you use to install a new application or unlock your computer. After entering your password, click "Update Settings". You should now be connected to the Bruin-Secure network! Open up your favorite web browser to make sure that you are online and working.

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If you have any questions or need additional help contact the IT Service Desk.