Wireless Access to Caltech Secure


Caltech is currently in the process of a complete wireless network refresh. While we work to complete the upgrades, building by building, there will be two wireless networks operating in tandem. Caltech Beavernet will be retired from each building as we roll out Caltech Secure.

View project details here

For information on how visitors to Caltech may access our guest wireless networks, see Wireless Access for Visitors to Caltech.

Caltech Secure Features 

  • Encrypted network
  • 802.11ac
  • Up to 18 times faster than Caltech Visitor wireless
  • Connect with access.caltech credentials


Anyone with access.caltech credentials can connect to Beavernet. This includes Caltech faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, retirees, and visitors who have completed paperwork with Human Resources. 

How to connect 

  1. Open WiFi Settings 
  2. Select Caltech Secure 
  3. Enter your access.caltech username and password 
  4. Click Join 
  5. Click Trust to accept the security certificate

Advanced Settings

  1. EAP Method: select PEAP
  2. Phase 2 authentication: select MSCHAPv2
  3. Enter your Identity: your Access.Caltech username
  4. Some devices may have an “anonymous identity” field. Leave this blank.
  5. Enter Wireless Password: your Access.Caltech Password
  6. Certificate: System Default or None

NOTE: On some phones you may not see these settings immediately. The trick is to tap some buttons on your phone, then the "Advanced Options" will then appear. After, temporarily hide the keyboard so that the menu choices listed above appear. Now bring back the keyboard to enter the needed information. 


For assistance, please contact the Help Desk (626-395-3500, help@caltech.edu, https://help.caltech.edu).