Wireless Networks

Multiple wireless networks are broadcast across HMC and The Claremont Colleges. Brief descriptions of each are below:


Claremont-WPA is the preferred wireless network at HMC. Connecting to Claremont-WPA provides the benefits of WPA2-Enterprise security and allows for accessing most internal HMC resources. It requires authentication with your HMC credentials username followed by @hmc.edu and HMC credentials password upon connection.

For most devices, you should only need to enter your HMC username followed by @hmc.edu and your HMC password. If connecting to Claremont-WPA with an Android device, it may ask for additional information:

  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
  • System certificate: “Do not verify” or “Use system certificate”
  • Domain: hmc.edu
  • Identity: Your HMC username followed by @hmc.edu
  • Anonymous identity: Leave blank
  • Password: Your HMC password


The Claremont-ETC wireless network is designed for use by older devices that do not support WPA2-Enterprise authentication. It is also being used as an interim guest network solution. If you need information for how to connect to this network, please contact the CIS Help Desk to obtain the current password.

Eduroam (guest network)

Eduroam (education wireless roaming) allows users (researchers, teachers, students, staff) from participating institutions to securely access the Internet from any Eduroam-enabled institution. In other words, your HMC credentials will work at other institutions to get you access to secure wireless networks and other resources. It requires authentication with your HMC credentials username followed by @hmc.edu and HMC credentials password upon connection. If you are visiting from another campus, you will need to enter your home campus credentials.

The Eduroam principle is based on the fact that the user’s authentication is done by the user’s home institution, whereas the authorization decision allowing access to the network resources is done by the visited network. A full list of participating institutions can be found on Eduroam’s website.

CINE (decommissioned)

The CINE network is no longer being broadcast at HMC. Please contact the CIS Help Desk to for information about other available wireless networks.


Claremont-WPA and Claremont-ETC are available to faculty, staff, students, emeritus, and trustees at HMC and all of The Claremont Colleges.

Eduroam is also available to all those previously listed as well as visitors from other institutions who have Eduroam configured at their home institution.

How to Access the Service

Access the appropriate wireless settings pane on the device to be connected and select the appropriate network for the use case. When prompted, enter the appropriate username and password.

Please contact the Help Desk at helpdesk@hmc.edu or 909.607.7777 to request assistance with connecting to wireless networks. A CIS staff member will respond within one business day.

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