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Welcome to Northern College WiFi

This section of our website is for staff, students and visitors at the Northern College for Adults campus.

  • As a student or staff member, please connect to NC_Guest and login with your College username and password
  • As a business or events visitor, please connect to NC-Visitors with the password provided by the Business Development Manager or reception team.

To log-in, you need a security certificate installed on your device. If you have a log-in and have downloaded and installed the certificate on your device please log in here.

If you don’t have a certificate, download the certificate. You can also follow details on how to install on your device please use the link below.

Please be aware:

  • By connecting to the colleges Wi-Fi you agree your internet usage will be tracked to allow the College to fulfil its Prevent and safeguarding duties.
  • The certificate is only used while on camps and connected to the college Wi-Fi to assist with the above duties and improve your browsing experience.
  • These links only work while connected to the College Wi-Fi.
  • Not all apps on your device are guaranteed to work as they should while on the college Wi-Fi due to the tracking in place to fulfil the colleges above duties.

Looking for instructions on how to install the certificate once downloaded to your device?

Please choose one of the below:

iPad, iPhone, iPod, iOS (Safari)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button
  2. If prompted, press Allow to open settings
  3. When prompted, press Install
  4. If prompted, enter your password/pin code to confirm
  5. If prompted, press Install and Install again
  6. Press done
  7. Navigate to Settings > General > About > Certificate Trust Settings and enable Full Trust for Root certificates for argus.northern.ac.uk
  8. If prompted, press Continue
  9. Go back to you browser and login if not already done so

Android (From internal Storage) inc Amazon Fire Kindle

Note: Android isn’t the same on all devices. These instructions are for devices running Android 8.0 and up

  1. Click the Download the certificate button
  2. Open your device’s Settings app
  3. Tap Security & Location then Encryption & credentials.
  4. Under ‘Credential storage’, tap Install from storage
  5. In the top-left, tap Menu
  6. Under ‘Open from’, tap where you saved the certificate.
  7. Tap the file. (If needed, enter the key store password. Tap OK.)
  8. Type a name for the certificate.
  9. Pick VPN and apps. If this still gives you errors please redo steps 2 to 10 choosing Wi-Fi.
  10. Tap OK.

Android (Chrome)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button
  2. When prompted, enter a name of your choice for the certificate
  3. Click OK
  4. If prompted, enter or configure your password to confirm
  5. If prompted, enter a certificate name
  6. If prompted, from the Credentials use drop-down select VPN and apps
  7. Click OK
  8. To confirm certificate installation was successful, navigate to Settings > Trusted credentials
  9. Select the User tab to view user installed certificates

Double click / Open the Certificate (Windows)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button and save the file
  2. Double / open the file
  3. In the box that appears. Click the Install Certificate…
  4. Make sure Store Location is Current User then click Next
  5. Click Place all certificates in the following store then click Browse…
  6. Highlight Trusted Root Certification Authorities then click OK
  7. Click Next
  8. Click Finish
  9. Click Yes if the option appears
  10. Click OK on the import was successful box
  11. Restart any browsers open

Edge / Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Download the certificate button and save the file
  2. From the Control Panel, open Internet Options
  3. Go to Content > Certificates
  4. Go to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab
  5. Click Import
  6. Navigate to your download directory and select the file you downloaded earlier
  7. Click OK
  8. Restart Internet Explorer

Chrome (Windows)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button and save the file
  2. Go to Menu > Settings
  3. Expand Show advanced settings
  4. Go to HTTPS/SSL > Manage certificates…
  5. Go to the Trusted Root Certification Authorities tab
  6. Click Import
  7. Navigate to your download directory and select the file you downloaded earlier
  8. Click OK
  9. Click Finished and close the settings tab
  10. Restart Chrome

Firefox (Windows)

  1. Click the Download the certificate
  2. When prompted select Trust this CA to identify web sites and click OK
  3. Restart Firefox

Double click / Open the Certificate (Mac)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button and save the file
  2. Go to Downloads folder and double click
  3. If prompted, enter your MAC password
  4. If a window appears change the dropdown box from login to system and click ok.
  5. If prompted, enter your MAC password
  6. Keychain will open
  7. Double click on argus.northern.ac.uk (if this is not visible click System and
  8. All Items on the left hand side
  9. In the window that appears, click the arrow next to Trust
  10. In the dropdown box next to When using this certificate:, change this to Always Trust
  11. If prompted, enter your MAC password
  12. Close the argud.northern.ac.uk window
  13. Close the Keychain Access window

Safari (Mac)

  1. Click the Download the certificate button and save the file
  2. From the Finder menu, go to Go > Utilities.
  3. Launch the Keychain Access application
  4. From the Keychains panel, click System
  5. From the Category panel, click Certificates
  6. Create a new keychain by clicking the [ + ] at the bottom of the Keychain Access window
  7. Navigate to your download directory and select the certificate file
  8. Click Open
  9. If prompted, enter your MAC password and click Modify Keychain Access
  10. Double-click the relevant certificate in the list
  11. Expand the Trust section
  12. In the When using this certificate drop-down, select Always Trust
  13. Close the certificate window
  14. When prompted, enter your MAC password to confirm the changes and click Update Settings
  15. Close the Keychain Access window

Chromebook, ChromeOS

  1. Click the Download the certificate button
  2. Go to Menu or Bottom bar > Settings
  3. Expand Show advanced settings
  4. Go to HTTPS/SSL or Privacy & Security and click Manage certificates…
  5. Go to Authorities and click Import…
  6. Navigate to your download directory and select the file you downloaded earlier
  7. Select Trust this certificate for identifying websites
  8. Click OK
  9. Click Finished and close the settings tab

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