Free wireless access to internet service is available in public areas on campus. This service allows community end-users to access the campus network resources from wireless devices or portable computers. Staff, students, and visitors with mobile devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones can access the public wi-fi.
There are two wireless networks (SSIDs) available for mobile device usage:
FCCPublic, is an unencrypted connection for public use.
FCCPublicWPA2, is an encrypted connection and is recommended for all students, staff, and visitors’ mobile devices.
How to login to the Public Wireless Network
No access code required
Configure your Wi-Fi Adapter Settings in Windows
Note: These directions apply to Windows based computers.
- Open the Control Panel
- Click the Network and Sharing Center
- Click Change adapter settings on the left side menu
- Right click on the Wi-Fi adapter and select properties
- Click on Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
- Click Properties
- Check if both the IP and DNS server are set to Obtain Automatically
- Click OK
Configuring your MAC for Wireless
- Click on Open Apple on your desktop in the top left hand corner of your screen. Click on System Preferences to view Network Options.
- In the control panel click on Network to view all network settings.
- In Network Preferences verify that Airport is Turned On. Check Network Name and verify that you are connected to FCCPublicWPA2. If your computer is connected to a different network select the drop down box and select FCCPublicWPA2.
- After verifying that your laptop has connected to the FCCPublicWPA2 wireless network, open a supported browser and enter the authorized FCC wireless access credentials.