Wireless Transition at Berea

Berea College began a proof of concept wireless project in 2017 to address the aging wireless infrastructure. As the proof of concept has turned into a viable project, IS&S has completed the process of transitioning campus residence halls to modern wireless technology, switching, and device authentication.

Phase II of the networking infrastructure upgrade is underway, providing upgraded wireless technology, switching, and device authentication to Academic and Administrative buildings on the Berea College campus. As this project continues to roll-out to facilities across campus, IS&S appreciates the cooperation of each person utilizing the campus network.

Facilities Upgrade Plan

Users should plan for a network outage beginning at 3 pm on the tentative start date although the actual outage may not begin until later in the evening, depending on the order of installation.

Building Name Tentative Install Date 
Hafer Gibson 2020-09-29
Ray House 2020-09-29
Frost Cottage 2020-09-29
Art Building 2020-10-06
IS&S 2021-02-16 *
Log House & Weaving 2020-10-13
Marketing 2020-10-13
President’s House 2020-10-09 *
Presser 2020-10-20
Clover Bottom 2020-10-20
Crafts 2020-11-18
Emory 2020-10-27
CDL 2020-10-27
Agriculture Building 2020-11-03
Hagga House 2020-11-03
Bond Stuart Cottage 2020-11-03
Seabury 2020-11-10
Jelkyl 2020-11-10
Knapp 2020-11-17
Hutchins 2020-11-17
Phelps Stokes 2021-02-16**
Middletown 2020-11-24
Woods Penn 2021-03-02*
Alumni 2021-03-02*
TIA 2021-03-09*
Stephenson 2021-03-09*
Frost 2021-02-09*
Lincoln Hall 2021-02-09*
Boone Tavern Offices 2021-02-23*
Visitors Center 2021-02-23*
Strategic Initiatives 2021-02-23*
College Square 2021-02-23*
Boone Tavern Hotel 2021-03-16*
New Facilities Bldg TBD
Kettering Hall TBD
Facilities Barn TBD

* Tentative Date Change
** Switching has been upgraded, Wireless Access Points are still outstanding.

*** Access points have been upgraded, Switching is still outstanding.

Below is a list of facilities that have transitioned to the Aruba Wireless network. For facilities not listed below, please refer to our legacy documentation for wireless networks available on the IS&S website.

Academic & Administrative Buildings

  • Art Building
  • Bond Stuart Cottage
  • Child Development Laboratory
  • Clover Bottom
  • Draper Hall
  • Edwards
  • Emory
  • Fairchild
  • Farm Store
  • Frost Cottage
  • Goldthwaith Agriculture
  • Hafer Gibson
  • Hagga House
  • Heat Plant
  • Hutchins Library
  • Jelkyl Theater
  • Knapp Hall
  • Log House & Weaving
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Middletown School
  • Presser Hall
  • President’s House
  • Ray House
  • Seabury Center

Residence Halls

  • Anna Smith
  • Bingham Hall
  • Blue Ridge
  • Dana Hall
  • Danforth Hall
  • Deep Green
  • Edwards
  • EcoVillage
  • Elizabeth Rogers Hall
  • Fairchild
  • James Hall
  • Kentucky Hall
  • McClain (Home Management)
  • Pearson Hall
  • Seabury Hall
  • Talcott Hall


BereaSecure is the college’s preferred network for wirelessly accessing the internet on a laptop, phone, or tablet. The newly-expanded network in facilities that have received the upgrade so far provides users with a fast, reliable and secure connection on campus.

  • Try to connect most devices here first
  • Requires Berea College username and password
  • Secure, encrypted network
  • Will work with most computers, tablets, and phones
  • The device must be compatible with an enterprise wireless network


Campus users who would like to connect game consoles, entertainment devices, or smart speakers to the college network will connect to BereaBYOD.

  • Designed for Internet-of-Things (IOT) and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) (e.g., game systems, streaming devices,  smart speakers, etc.)
  • Also can be used if your device is not compatible with BereaSecure
  • Game consoles and devices without browsers should be registered with the BereaBYOD Device Registration portal before connecting. Due to regulations about Peer-to-Peer traffic, some gaming consoles may still not function as they would on a home network.

Device-Specific Instructions for BereaBYOD

Visit the BereaBYOD Wiki for device-specific instructions that have been developed as users have been assisted in connecting the specific device. Additional instructions will be added as time allows. Please contact the IS&S Help Desk for assistance connecting any device you may have difficulty with.