[updated September 15, 2020] Accessing Sheridan’s network with a laptop or other mobile device has never been easier. Users can simply log-in with their Sheridan credentials to gain access to Sheridan’s network.
Below are detailed guides for connecting a device to Sheridan's wireless network:
Desktop Operating Systems
Below are some general instructions for accessing Sheridan's wireless networks.
Sheridan Secure Access* is Sheridan's encrypted wireless network for students and employees. Users are required to log-in with their Sheridan username and password to join this network.
As your credentials will be cached, you should only need to go through the wireless authentication process once per term – unless of course you upgrade your computer's hardware or change computers.
* your laptop or mobile device must support the WPA2 security protocol. If not, please contact the IT Service Desk to have network access for your device enabled.
The eduroam wireless network allows faculty, staff and student visitors from participating institutions to access wireless services at Sheridan by using the credentials provided by their home institution. Once successfully connected, your device will be able to access the eduroam network at any participating institution.
Welcome to Sheridan is intended for use by visitors to the College and provides basic internet access. Note that some websites may be blocked and access to College resources/services is limited on this network. Users with Sheridan accounts should continue to use Sheridan Secure Access.
Visitors to Sheridan who are on site and are not part of the Sheridan community can be sponsored for network access by a Sheridan staff or faculty member. Please see:
If you are hosting an event on campus with a group of outside users who will be bringing their own laptops, Conference and Event Services can assist in setting up network access for your guests. Please see:
* your laptop or mobile device must support the WPA2 security protocol, if not you will be limited to using Sheridan Legacy.
Sheridan Legacy (formerly known as 'Sheridan Guest Access') is Sheridan's unencrypted (unsecure) wireless network and is for users whose laptop or mobile device DOES NOT support WPA2 encryption. Users wishing to use Sheridan Legacy must contact the IT Service Desk to have their device enabled for use on the network.
When you connect your computer via an Ethernet cable to a network jack on Sheridan’s academic network (classroom, lab or open access area), you are NOT automatically connected to the Sheridan network, nor are you prompted† to do so. However, connecting to the network is straight-forward:
You will need to repeat the authentication process each time you reset your wired connection (e.g. unplug your Ethernet cable).
Network login page does not load.
The Sheridan network log-in page will load automatically except in the following situations:
Solution: direct your web browser to any web page that begins with an 'http' prefix (e.g. http://insider.sheridancollege.ca).
Internet Explorer Users: If you have IE's pop-up blocker enabled, and depending on the level of security you have set, you may encounter one of the following situations: