Network Resources

Secure Wireless Connection Setup

New Computer Registration for the Fall 2014 Semester.

The University’s secure wireless network, RowanWPA is being replaced by a new secure wireless network, RowanSecure. Our computer registration system, Campus Manager, is being retired in favor of a new system called ClearPass.

The purpose of this system is to ensure that all computers and devices that connect to the University network meet minimum security requirements before being granted access. This applies to all computers connecting to the University network, even if you have registered your system in the past. 


  • RowanWPA is no longer available in the Residence Halls. Users will be required to use RowanSecure wireless and the new ClearPass registration system.
  • RowanWPA wireless and the old Bradford Campus Manager system are still available alongside RowanSecure elsewhere, but will be phased out over the coming months.
  • We recommend that employees bringing a personally owned computer to campus connect to RowanSecure and register through the new ClearPass system.
  • All employee mobile devices that connect to RowanSecure will be required to register as well.

For more information and detailed instructions for computers, mobile devices, game consoles and entertainment devices connecting to the network, please visit:

Please choose your operating system for directions on connecting to Rowan's secure wireless network.

If you need help with any part of this setup , please contact the Support Desk by either calling 256-4400, e-mailing or you can bring your laptop to the NSS Workshop in Memorial Hall and we can help you set it up.



Windows 7


Step 1: Click the Wireless icon in the tray

Step 2: Click RowanSecure

Step 3: Make sure 'Connect Automatically' is checked and click 'Connect'

Step 4:
Enter your Rowan username and password

Step 5: Click "Connect"

You are now connected to the wireless network.


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Windows 8

Step 1

Left click the wireless icon on your System Tray.

Step 2

The menu, shown below, will appear on your screen. Left click on RowanSecure

Step 3

Once you click on RowanSecure, the menu will change as depicted below. Click connect.

NOTE: Having the 'Connect automatically' option checked will allow your computer to automatically connect to RowanSecure whenever your computer is in range of the wireless network.

Step 4

The menu will change again and you will be prompted to enter a username and password. Enter in your login credentials for your Rowan Network Account.

NOTE: If you do not know your username or password please visit the password page to obtain them.

Step 5

The menu will change once again, this time with a warning. Your computer will warn you that it cannot verify the identity of RowanSecure. To connect click the 'Connect' button.

Step 6

Your computer should now be connected to the RowanWPA wireless network. 


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Click the Wireless icon at the top of the screen. If the Airport is currently off, click Turn AirPort On.

Then, click Open Network Preferences.

The Network window should now be open. Click the Advanced button at the bottom right.
Click the AirPort tab at the top of the window.

Click the + symbol below the list of Preferred Networks and the following window will pop-up.

Enter the following information:

For Network Name, type RowanSecure.
For Security, select WPA2 Enterprise
Enter your Rowan Network username and password.
For 802.1X, select Automatic.
Click Add.

Click OK at the Advanced Network window. You should now be at the AirPort tab of the Network window.
For Network Name, select RowanSecure.
Click Apply at the bottom right at of the Window.

You should then be connected to the Rowan wireless network.

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Mobile Devices

All modern mobile devices like the iPad, iPhone and Android phones support WPA Enterprise and 802.1x authentication. To connect to the network, simply choose RowanSecure from the connection screen. It will prompt you for your Rowan username and password. Enter it and continue.

For Employees: After authentication, load your browser and you will be redirected to the ClearPass registration page.

For full instructions, please visit

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