Connection to the network

The WiFi network at the Crans is protected by WPA2-Enterprise authentication and the wired network is protected by an authentication by captive portal. In both cases the connection requires a login and a password.

No manipulation on the intranet is required to add a new machine: at the first connection your device will be automatically registered on your intranet account.

Username and password

The username and password needed to connect to the network are the same as for connecting to the intranet.

Do not log in with an account other than yours!

The machine MUST NOT be already registered on another account! If you lend your identifiers, then this other person will no longer be able to register his machine on the network. If this is the case you need to contact us.

WiFi on Windows 8, 8.1, et 10

Select the WiFi network Cr@ns, and enter your login and password directly. You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes.

If you have a security alert regarding our certificates, ignore it the first time you connect and validate the certificate.

If you wish to have slightly more speed but less distance, you can log on to Cr@ns-5g.

WiFi on Windows XP, Vista ou 7

Windows 7 support has expired!

Microsoft has decided to no longer distribute security updates for Windows 7 since January 14, 2020. We strongly encourage you to upgrade to Windows 10 or Linux which in both cases is free.

We no longer support theses operating systems because they are no longer secure and cause security problems for the network.

WiFi on MacOS

Instability on 2.4 GHz network

On updated Apple machines, a bug in the implementation of 2.4 GHz WiFi makes the connection unstable on the `Cr@ns` network. To counteract this, you can connect in 5 GHz to the `Cr@ns-5g` network.

Select the WiFi network Cr@ns-5g or Cr@ns and enter your login and password directly. You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes.

WiFi on Android

Select the WiFi network Cr@ns-5g or Cr@ns.

Please choose:

  • EAP method: PEAP,
  • Authentication step 2: MSCHAPV2,
  • Enter your login and password directly.

You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes.

WiFi on iOS

Instability on 2.4 GHz network

On updated Apple machines, a bug in the implementation of 2.4 GHz WiFi makes the connection unstable on the `Cr@ns` network. To counteract this, you can connect in 5 GHz to the `Cr@ns-5g` network.

Select the WiFi network Cr@ns-5g or Cr@ns and enter your login and password directly. You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes.

At the first connection the device asks you to rely on our certificate.

WiFi on Linux

The vast majority of Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora…) use the NetworkManager tool to manage the WiFi connection.

Select the wifi network Cr@ns or Cr@ns-5g then :

  • Authentication: Secure EAP (PEAP),
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2,
  • Check the box No CA certificate required, unless you want to download every 3 months our certificate,
  • Enter your login and password directly.

You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes.

WiFi on other devices

For game consoles, the vast majority (Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo Switch…) do not support `WPA2-Enterprise’. If you wish to connect this device, then you must either go through the Ethernet cable, or buy a WiFi router that you plug into the Ethernet port of your room to have your own WiFi network.

The advantage of a router is to create your own private network, isolating your other users’ home devices.

Wired network

Each room has an “RJ45” Ethernet port. If we do not have a cable to connect your computer, one free cable will be given to you, when you first joined. You can also purchase a USB/USB-C to Ethernet adapter at any time.

Connect directly by cable, in your room for example. A pop-up window should open. If it doesn’t, go to http://intranet.crans.org/. Then identify yourself with your username and password and follow the instructions.

You should have internet access in less than 10 minutes. You should also receive an email notification.

No web browser?

If you have a machine that can't surf the internet (e.g. a WiFi router), then you will need to manually create your wired machine. Get the MAC address of your machine, then log in to the intranet. Then click on create a machine, fill in the MAC and let the other parameters unchanged. Finally, connect the device to your outlet.