About Hawknet wireless
Cabrillo's IT department built HawkNet with the expectation of
"Café-Level Support." Just like in your favorite internet café, a wireless
signal is provided and the rest is up to you.
Is this going to cost me anything?
No, Hawknet is a free service provided by Cabrillo College to staff and students.
How do I get an computer account and password?
To sign up, go to the Library, CTC (1400 building in Aptos), or the
CTC in Watsonville. If you are Cabrillo faculty or staff, simply use your
email/network account name and password.
I see both Hawknet and Secure-Hawknet. What's the difference?
Cabrillo offers two options for wireless access on our campuses:
- Hawknet, an unsecure, open wireless network
- Secure-Hawknet, a secure, protected wireless network
Both networks supply a speedy connection, but secure-hawknet offers two benefits:
- An encrypted connection between your computer and our wireless access points
- Requires you to log in only once per semester, per device
Cabrillo's IT department highly recommends that you use secure-hawknet, if possible.
Where is wireless available on Campus?
Wireless service is generally available across the Aptos, Scotts Valley,
and Watsonville campuses. You might find spotty coverage in the parking
lots or in some outdoor areas, but our campuses generally have wireless
signal available in indoor locations. If you notice a location with
poor coverage, please contact the Help Desk at x6392 and we will
evaluate the possibility of adding a new Access Point.
What type of hardware do I need?
A wireless card or built-in wireless for your device that handles the
802.11b or 802.11g protocols. Many areas on campus also support the
802.11a protocol. Our newest buildings work with 802.11n, as well.
How do I configure my computer or other device to connect to secure-Hawknet?
Using secure wireless requires you to make a few special settings on
your computer or device. Afterward, you can continue to use
secure-hawknet on our campuses with the settings you initially
Configuration on some devices and operating systems is simple, with most
configuration done automatically. Below are instructions to assist you,
organized by device or platform type.