Campus Network Access

Campus Internet Connectivity

The campus is connected to the internet using two different high speed providers each using two completely separate physical paths to ensure a very high level of reliability.


Wireless is available in all campus buildings and select outdoor locations.  Educational Technology Services (ETS) Technology Support can provide details on how to connect.  The main wireless networks and their use are as follows:

  • Messiah Secure: (recommended) Encrypted full access to the internet and all Messiah campus resources.
  • Messiah Guest: Unsecure access to the internet with some limitations.  Recommended for visitor access.
  • MC-Registered: Available for gaming, streaming, and other devices that cannot use the other options for internet access.  The device must be pre-registered before it will be allowed to connect.

Note: It is NOT permitted to plug in your own wireless access point nor router of any kind. Personal access points and routers will interfere with the university system causing problem for others.  If you encounter wireless issues of any kind, please contact the ETS Technology Support for assistance.

Wired Residence Connection

Dorm rooms and one bedroom apartments have one active wired jack available usually marked with a big black letter C.  Two bedroom apartments typically have two active jacks; one in each bedroom.  If you have a need to connect multiple wired devices, an Ethernet switch can be used.  Some are available from the ETS Technology Support.  Do NOT use a router or wireless access point device!