A network authentication and validation security system is in place to prevent “infected” computer systems such as laptops or desktops from gaining access to the network and infecting other systems. This will ensure a safe, secure and reliable network for all.
Anyone wanting to use the
Dakota Wesleyan network connection will need to authenticate their computer to the network. Authentication is the process of verifying your access to the network by confirming your username and password and associating it with your computer.
Authentication to the Network
Enter your username and password to logon to the network. Faculty and staff users will be given automatic access when using a computer issued by Dakota Wesleyan. If a faculty or staff member wishes to use their personal computer on the DWU network they will also need to go through the network authentication process just like the students. All personal computers will need to validated before being given access.
If you do not have your username and password, please contact the Helpdesk at 995-2697.
to see what students can do to prepare their computer before arriving on campus.
Download the Clean Access Agent
(only for the first time)
Once your username and password have been authenticated, you will be prompted to download and install the Clean Access Agent
After the installation is completed, a Clean Access Agent icon will appear in your system tray. If the Clean Access Agent fails to install, please see the Troubleshooting section or contact your Help Desk at 995-2697.
: Older Windows systems (2000, NT, ME, 98, 95 & 3.1) will not be able to access the network or the internet.
To logon (or logoff) to the network, right click on the Clean Access Agent icon.
The Clean Access Agent will automatically validate your system configurations to ensure that you have current operating system patches and other security updates.
If the validation is successful, you will be logged onto the network.
If the validation is not successful, you will be directed to a remediation site such as Windows Updates. You need to update your system or security files at that time. Depending on the security updates, you
may need to reboot your computer several times.