There is a free, public wireless network covering all of the buildings on campus called OldsCollegeWifi. This is the perfect network for guests and users that do not have Olds College login credentials or require network access for mobile devices.
This network provides internet access only and is the easiest network to connect to, with no password requirements. This network does not allow access to file servers, print servers or any other network resources. Note that if you are using an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod), this unsecure network does not have a lock beside the network name.
There is also a secure wireless network covering all of the buildings on campus called OldsCollegeSecure. Connect to this network with your Olds College username and password if you require network access to printers, projectors, or network file storage. This is the most common network for student laptops, and tablets. Note that if you are using an iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod), this secure network has a lock beside the network name.
You must manually connect to OldsCollegeSecure (much like you do for other public access wireless networks). This can be used from most laptops, tablets and/or smartphones.
How to Connect to OldsCollegeSecure
When you use your Olds College network username and password, you may use your laptop to access Olds College network resources. See Opening a Network Location for more information on how to access these resources.
There are some capabilities to access Olds College Network resources using your personal computer. Please ensure that your computer is free of viruses and that it's security applications are up to date before accessing College network resources.
The first thing you need to do is connect to the Olds College Wireless or an on campus network wire. In most cases, you need to be physically on the Olds College campus to access the Olds College network. The only exceptions are using the VPN (Staff/Faculty only) or using a tool such as DropBox.
Once you have an Olds College network connection (by using the wireless, a wired connection or the VPN), you can open some Olds College Network resources.
Common Network Locations:
You can then use the network location (or install a printer). You will need to re authenticate each time to attempt to connect to an Olds College network resource with your personal computer.
For information on how to do this with a personal MAC computer (OS X only) - visit Apple's website here: OS X 10.9, previous version of OS X. Note: This is provided for your information only. Olds College IT is not responsible for the accuracy of this information.
Staff and faculty are able to access network files from off-campus. This will need to be set up for you specifically. Come to the Learning Commons to request this access. There is a special VPN client that must be installed on your computer as well as settings that must be done on your network log in account.
You can download the latest VPN client from Forticlient. Click run or double click the downloaded file.
Click Yes and select Next
Choose VPN Only
Default Folder is fine
Click Install to start installing.
Double-click the FortiClient SSL VPN Icon
If it's not on your desktop as a shortcut, you can click the start button and type in FortiClient in the search bar. It should be listed under Programs. You can right-click on the link and Send to --> Desktop (create shortcut).
You may see the Network Type message below - select Work Network.
Use the files directly from the server as you need to. This connection will be a little slower than when you are on campus. When you are finished, click Disconnect on the FortiClient SSLVPN window.
1. Go to: https://www.oldscollege.ca/learning-commons/internet-wi-fi/
2. Scroll down and click on the Install VPN bar to open and view the text
3. Click on the Forticlient link
4. Scroll down and then click the Download button
5. Once download has completed, click on the FortiClientOnlineInsta….dmg file to open
6. Double click the FortiClientUpdate installer
7. Click Open
8. Once the download has completed, click the Install button
9. Work through the Installer
10. On the Installation Type page, click the Customize button
11. Remove the checkmark for Other Components
12. Click the Install button
13. Installer will proceed after you enter your credentials
14. Click Close once software installation is complete
15. Open Applications window and run FortiClient
16. Configure FortiClient, click on the small gear icon and select Add a new connection
17. Enter the following:
18. Enter your username (add win\ before your username, e.g. win\jsmith) and password
19. Click the Connect button
20. Click Continue to Invalid server certificate message
21. Once connected, the display will look as shown below
22. Open Finder and select the Go menu and then select Connect to Server
23. Type in: smb://files.win.olds
24. Enter your username and password (add win\ to the front of your username)
25. Select the resource you need, like Share (S: drive) or Staff (H: drive) and then click OK
26. Once connected you will see the folder and files you wish to access
27. When finished using the VPN, go back to the FortiClient Application and click the Disconnect button
28. All done. Next time you can start at step #18
29. If you have any further questions, please contact the Learning Commons Help Desk