Connecting to ECwireless

Connecting to ECwireless for the first time?

3 Easy Steps

  1. Select ECwireless from your list of available wireless networks
  2. Enter your Emerson username and password to authenticate
  3. Accept and trust the certificate if you are presented with one

You're connected to ECwireless! Detailed instructions are available below if you're having any trouble.

Connecting to ECwireless

Emerson has an expansive wireless network available on campus to all students, faculty, and staff. Connecting is easy and you'll find instructions for the most popular devices and operating systems here to assist you. If you're having any trouble, don't hesitate to stop by the Help Desk with device or laptop and we'll get you set up right away!

Be sure to run all software updates for your computer before you begin. In OS X, click on the Apple icon in the upper left, and choose Software Update. In Windows, you can click on the Start Menu, then All Programs, then choose Windows Update.

Detailed Connection Instructions

Choose your platform below to view the connection instructions.

ECwireless instructions for Windows

If you're using a version of Windows prior to Windows Vista, don't worry, we'll still get you connected! Please call or stop by the Help Desk with your laptop and we'll get you all set up.

ECwireless instructions for Mac OS X

If you're connecting with a mobile device on campus, we've got you covered too! Below, you will find instructions for some of the most popular mobile platforms. Guides for more mobile platforms are coming soon!

Additional Information

If you have trouble accessing ECwireless in a certain location, please email the time, date, exact location, and configuration information about your computer to:

Emerson College prohibits the use of equipment that interferes with the College's wireless network; this means you may not operate wireless base station hardware (including routers or Airport Express Base Stations) or software or other similar equipment in, on, or near College-owned buildings. Emerson assumes no responsibility to compensate you for any direct or incidental costs related to terminating interfering equipment.

Requests for temporary exceptions to the airspace policy must be addressed in writing to For more information, please see Emerson College's Electronic Information Policy.