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Mercer IT maintains a wireless networking system, by which the Mercer students can access the Internet.

In this section:

Wired Access

To connect to our wired network, simply plug an Ethernet cable into your computer, game console, or other devices and the wall jack with a blue tab (not white). Cables may be purchased at the bookstore or at the Auxiliary Services office on the Macon campus; you will also find them at most major retailers.

NOTE: Wired network access is not available in the following buildings:

  • Mercer Lofts I, II, III, IV

If you require wired network access, contact Lofts management at (478) 743-5638.

Wireless Access for Students

Mercer has 2 wireless networks available for student device connectivity:

  • MU-Secure: This is the primary wireless network for student computers, tablets, and phones. Devices must support 802.1X authentication. Click the appropriate link below for instructions on connecting to MU-Secure:

    Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10 Android
    Mac iPhone iPad Chromebook

  • MU-BYOD: Used for any device which cannot connect to MU-Secure (game consoles and multimedia devices such as Apple TV, Roku, etc.) Devices must be registered to connect to this network via the following website:

    Click here for instructions on how to register devices to connect to MU-BYOD.

    NOTE: MU-BYOD allows 2 devices to be registered, and they will need to be re-registered every 90 days.

Wireless Access for Guests

Guests (parents, visitors, etc.) may access the MU-Guest wireless network in select areas on campus. Simply select the MU-Guest wireless connection from the list of available networks. Once connected, open an internet browser to reach a page where a guest account can be created. Visit this website for instructions on creating a wireless guest account.

NOTE: The MU-Guest network is not available in the dorms, apartments, Lofts, or any property not owned by Mercer.

Game Consoles and Media Devices

Mercer IT strongly recommends connecting game consoles and multimedia devices (Apple TV, Roku, etc.) via Ethernet; however, these devices can be registered to connect to the MU-BYOD wireless network. Network compatibility information for these devices is listed below:

  • Chromecast: Will not work on our network. Chromecasts requires communication with another device connected to the same network in order to control it, but our network security will prevent the communication between the devices.
  • Game consoles: Can connect to the wired network or MU-BYOD.
  • Apple TV, Roku, Smart TV: Can connect to the wired network or MU-BYOD. Screen casting will not work, but viewing channels (Netflix, Hulu, etc.). will function normally.
  • Fire TV Stick, Roku Stream Stick: Must be connected to MU-BYOD. Screen casting will not work, but viewing channels (Netflix, Hulu, etc.) will function normally.
NOTE: Any device which is controlled via a phone, tablet, or computer will NOT work on any network due to network security. A device must have its own remote control in order to be used with our wireless networks.

Wireless Printers

Wireless printers will not work on any wireless network. Although printers could be registered to connect to MU-BYOD, network security prevents devices from communicating with each other. Printers must be connected to a computer with a USB cable.
(478) 301-7000