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Set Up a Windows Computer for Mercury Secure Wireless

See the main Mercury Secure Wireless page for general information and requirements.
NOTE: Some Windows computers that are joined to the the MC domain may automatically connect to Mercury when a valid MC account logs in; if so you can skip the Mercury registration steps below.

Instructions below step you through:
I. Registering and Setting Up Mercury - this can be done either on campus in range of the wireless networks, or from off-campus when using VPN.
II. Connecting to Mercury - this only be done when in range of mercury wifi on campus.

A printable, PDF version of these instructions is also available.

I. Register and Set Up Mercury
  1. To register, the computer must either be:
  2. Close any open programs on the computer to avoid possible issues while Mercury is set up.
  3. Open the computer's web browser and visit
  4. On the Register Your Device page enter your UNI and its password, then select Log In.
    TIP: your UNI is the same login used for myColumbia or Student Information Systems.
    Login prompt
  5. Select the link to Start or Install QuickConnect.
    CUMC ClearPass Wizard Success Message
  6. Follow web browser prompts to save and open QuickConnect.
    • If it doesn't start automatically, browse to the downloaded QuickConnect file and double-click on it to open.
    • If you see a protection or security warning, click More info or follow prompts to allow the ArubaQuickConnect program to run.
  7. In the CUMC ClearPass Onboard Wizard window that appears click Next.

    CUMC ClearPass Wizard

  8. If Security Warnings to install a certificate appear, select Yes to allow.
  9. The ClearPass window will show a success message when completed, click Finish.

    CUMC ClearPass Wizard Success Message

  10. The web browser will show a Device provisioning complete message. You can close the web browser; registration and set up have successfully finished.
II. Connect to Mercury
  1. To connect to Mercury wifi, your computer must have successfully completed the Register and Set Up steps above, and must be in range of mercury on campus.
  2. Return to the list of wireless networks and select mercury to connect to secure wifi on campus.
    Mercury network in Windows 10 wifi list
    Windows 10 wireless list
    Mercury network in Windows 7 wifi list
    Windows 7 wireless list

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Last updated 12/18/2018