Access Points for Colleges

Access points have been installed in the Colleges except for Duncan, McMurtry, and Sid Richardson.

During summer 2020, OIT networking team installed the Cisco 1815 access points in the following student residence rooms for the following Colleges:

  • Baker College
  • Will /Rice College
  • Hanszen College
  • Wiess College
  • Jones College
  • Brown College
  • Lovett College
  • Martel College
Installation for the following Colleges is scheduled for Winter Break 2020: 
  • Duncan
  • McMurtry
  • Sid Richardson Colleges

How to use the access point

Wired Network 

  • Connect up to three devices directly to visitor wired network using an ethernet cable.
  • If you need to connect to *Rice Owls using wired network, you must connect to Rice Owls using Rice VPN.  
  • Do not use the gray "Pass Thru" port.
Cisco 1815 access point

Wireless Network 

  • Connect to Rice Owls SSID requires login with your NetID credentials. 
  • Connect to Eduroam SSID requires login with your NetID@rice.edu and NetID password
  • Connect to Visitor.

Troubleshooting Connectivity Issues

Connecting to Rice Network

* Rice Owls Wireless - Only 5GHz  devices can connect to Rice Owls wireless on the Cisco 1815 Access Points
* Eduroam - 5GHz and 2.4 GHz devices can connect to Rice Owls.  [Login requires: NetID@rice.edu and NetID password]

Before reporting, check the LED light on your Cisco AP, report light color or if there is no light.


LED Light 1815

  • Green
  • Blinking Amber
  • Cycling through Green, Red, Amber
  • Rapidly cycling through Red, Green, Amber, and Off



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    Keywords:wired wireless network connectivity connection ethernet Rice Owls Visitor Eduroam SSID wifi wi-fi dorm colleges   Doc ID:104863
    Owner:Diane Y.Group:Rice University
    Created:2020-08-12 10:41 CDTUpdated:2021-01-21 20:43 CDT
    Sites:Rice University
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