You must be on campus to successfully follow these instructions

Connect to Wireless

  1. Click on the Desktop Tile, or Press the Windows key to bring up the desktop Window. Wireless
  2. Click on the Wireless icon located on the bottom right of the Taskbar.
  3. Connect to IonaCollegeStudentWireless
  4. Check Connect Automatically >  Click Connect.
  5. Open a Web Browser, you aren’t redirected to the Iona login page go to any website (e.g. and you will be redirected.
  6. At the Iona Login Page enter the Iona College Computer ID (eg. jsmith1) and Password
  7. Check the Accept Terms Box and Click Login
  8. If you’ve forgotten your password please visit on any computer with internet access.

Install ClearPass OnGuard

  1. After you login you will be directed to the OnGuard Page. Click the ClearPass OnGuard link to start the download.
  2. If given the option choose Save the file and go to your download folder after it’s complete.
  3. Double click the ClearPassOnGuardInstall.exe file to begin the installation.
  4. Click Yes > OK > Next > Check the Accept Terms box and click Install > Finish
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Double click the ClearPass Icon located at the bottom right of your desktop to open it. If ClearPass is red click the Remediation URL link within it. If ClearPass is Green your machine has internet access.
ClearPass will grant you access to the wireless network if the following anti-virus software is installed with an active subscription and are up to date: AVG (free), Kaspersky (subscription), Norton (subscription) or Mcafee (subscription).  If you don’t have any of these programs and/or you don’t want to renew your subscriptions you can turn on Windows Defender (free) and download the latest virus definitions from (Instructions for activating Windows Defender can be found here.)

ClearPass OnGuard Status

Clearpass Status
  • Healthy Status: Your Computer meets the requirements to access Iona’s Wireless
  • Quarantined: Your Computer can’t connect to Iona’s Wireless until you fix the Error listed.
    This happens when your computer has no Anti-Virus, the Anti-Virus is turned off or the Anti-Virus definitions are older than 14 days. You can fix this by visiting the Remediation URL link on ClearPass or by visiting

Map Your Student Network Drive (The U: Drive)

  1. Go to
  2. On the Top Navigational Menu put your mouse pointer over STUDENT U:DRIVE and click which is suited for you.
  3. Go to your download folder and double click the U Drive file UDrive to open it
  4. Enter your Iona College Computer ID and Password in the required fields UDrive Login
  5. You will receive a message that your U: Drive was successfully mapped.
  6. You can find your U Drive by clicking folder icon Folder on your windows Taskbar(bottom of the screen)
  7. Look for your Iona Username under the Computer Icon on the left of the window My Computer

Did your subscription to Norton, McAfee or Kaspersky expire or do you need to activate
Windows Defender?

If your subscription expired and you don’t plan on renewing, Windows 8 comes with a built in Anti-Virus called Windows Defender. To turn Windows Defender you must remove all other Anti-Virus Programs.
  1. Press Windows Key + X to and select Programs and Features from the list.
  2. Look through the list until you find the Anti-Virus program you want to uninstall (eg.Norton).
  3. Click on the Anti-Viruses name in the list, highlight and select uninstall.
  4. After the uninstall is complete Restart your computer. Windows Defender should be active when your computer turns on.

Visit for additional help
If you have any questions please contact the Ryan Library Help Desk at (914) 633-2635