About the Wireless Network Refresh Project

Caltech is currently in the process of a complete wireless network refresh. This page provides information about the scope and status of that project. 

Project Description 

Caltech is partnering with Aruba and VectorUSA to design and implement an 802.11ac wireless network.  This will be a multi-year effort, encompassing new controllers, more than 2,500 additional access points, authenticated guest access, and support for Internet of Things (IoT) devices where possible.

Transition Details

There will be an extended period of time where both the current and the new wireless networks will be deployed on parts of campus.  When you find that you are not connected to wireless, go to WiFi Settings on your device.  

Current Wireless Options New Network Names
If you are in a building that has not transitioned to the new networks, you will see the following network options. If you are in a building that has been transitioned to the new network, you will see the following network options. 

Select Caltech Beavernet and enter your access.Caltech credentials when prompted. For troubleshooting tips, click here.

Select Caltech Secure and enter your access.Caltech credentials when prompted. For troubleshooting tips, click here.

Building Rollout

Newly networked buildings will be identified by the signage at the building entrance and general meeting areas. Our implementation started with student houses and is now focusing on the academic buildings.  Look at the quarterly project schedule to see which buildings are next.

Once you have successfully connected to Caltech Beavernet and to Caltech Secure, your device should transition seamlessly between the networks as you move across campus.