WiFi

WiFi

George Fox University utilizes modern and cutting edge wireless technologies to better serve students, faculty and guests. We currently support a/b/g/n/ac WLAN technologies. To learn more about the campus wireless network go to the Wireless FAQ page.

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

foxpublic is provided as a courtesy to guests on campus. Access to this network requires a WPA2 key. This is a password or key. Guests can contact the IT Service Desk to request the key.

Wireless Coverage

On the Newberg campus, there is currently complete wireless coverage in administrative areas (offices, classrooms, etc), residential areas (dorms and apartments), and most large public areas (Bruin Den, Miller Gymnasium, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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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 will 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.

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Step 2: Select the Bruin-Secure network.

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Step 3: Press "Connect to network".

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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 hit save at the bottom.

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

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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 computer on the George Fox University's foxwifi 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.


If you attempt to connect to foxwifi without the script, you will be prompted with an error like the one below. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to successfully connect to Bruin-Secure.

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Step 1: Download and run this script. Note: It will open and close very quickly. This is normal. Once the cmd prompt box has disappeared continue onto step 2.

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Step 2: Click on the pop-up on the bottom right of your screen.

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Step 3: Enter in your Gorge Fox campus username (i.e. jsmith15) and password. Then click OK.

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Step 4: A network location selection box will pop up shortly after you enter in your campus credentials. Select "Work network" at this screen. 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.

This tutorial will guide you through setting up your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer on the George Fox University's foxwifi network. Note that the exact connection process may be different for each computer. Also note that this process may require the use of a downloaded script which can be downloaded here. However, attempt to connect without the use of the script first.


Step 1: Click on the wifi icon in your taskbar to bring up your wireless configuration charms bar.

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Step 2: Make sure your wifi adapter is turned on. Then select the Bruin-Secure network.

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Step 3: Make sure the "Connect automatically" box is checked then click on the connect button.

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Step 4: Enter in your Gorge Fox campus username (i.e. jsmith15) and password. Then click OK.

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Step 5: When asked if you would like to continue connecting click on the "Connect" button.

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Step 6: 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.

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.