HCWHawks Secure Wireless Network

In August 2012, Hartwick College established a new secure wireless network called HCWHawks. The HCWHawks network will eventually replace all the wireless networks available on campus. Users must register for this network using the HCHawksGuest network which is only available from administrative buildings. Instructions for registering and connecting to HCWHawks are available here:

Instructions for Windows laptops

Macs: check your operating system version by clicking the Apple icon and selecting About this Mac. Your version number will be listed under OS X. Macs with versions older than 10.6 cannot connect to HCWHawks automatically and will have to come to the Technology Resource Center for service.

Instructions for Mac laptops, OS X 10.6 and OS X 10.7

Instructions for Mac laptops, OS X 10.8

Handheld Devices:

Instructions for iPhone, iPod, iPad

Instructions for Android phone/tablet

Questions about the HCWHawks network may be directed to the Technology Resource Center by calling 607-431-4357 or by emailing Technology@hartwick.edu.


Visitors to campus who cannot register with a Hartwick College email address and password may use the HCHawksGuest network.