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Wireless Internet Access

The Instructional Technology department here at SCC has implemented wireless connectivity on campus. In order to use this service, computers need to be updated properly with virus protection and operating system updates. This guide provides information on how to connect to the SCC wireless network with a wireless-enabled notebook computer.

Username

[1st initial + middle initial + 1st six letters of your last name] (all small letters, no spaces)

Ex. John D. Doe = jddoe or Jane E. Johnson = jejohnso

If you didn’t register with a middle name [1st initial + 1st seven letters of your last name]

Ex. John Doe = jdoe or Jane Johnson = jjohnson

Password

Enter your unique password. If this is your first time logging in, the password will be your 8-digit EMPL / Student ID. This number typically begins with a “3”. If you forgot your unique password, ask the computer lab support staff or helpdesk to reset it.

Windows


Enabling Wireless Connectivity

The following instructions check to make sure your computer’s wireless feature is turned on.

Step 1: From the Windows Start menu, click Connect To, then Wireless Network Connection. Make sure the Status line says “Connected.” If not, click Enable. Close the dialog box.

Logging into the SCC Wireless Network

Step 1: Open your Internet browser. You should receive the following login screen:

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Step 2: Enter your Network login information (same information as you provide when you first start up a wired computer here on campus).

Step 3: If necessary, choose Wireless Laptop from the pull-down menu.

Step 4: Note the message regarding agreeing to SCC and MCCCD computer-related policies.

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Step 5: Click the Download button.

Step 6: If you have met the security requirements, then the following screen appears.

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If you have not met the security requirements, it will display the details. Here is a sample:

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Most often a failure results from having no antivirus software installed or the definitions of your antivirus software being outdated. You will have limited internet access in order to download or update an antivirus utility (e.g. www.symantec.com, www.mcafee.com/us/ ). Once you have resolved the failed requirements, repeat Step 6.

Note:  AVG is a free antivirus utility that will fulfill the security requirements to use SCC wireless. http://free.grisoft.com


Step 7: Reboot your computer and then you will have access to the SCC Wireless Network.

For security reasons, authentication on the SCC network currently lasts for the semester.  After that period, you’ll need to re-authenticate using this process.

Mac OSX

Enabling Wireless Connectivity

The following instructions check to make sure your computer’s wireless feature is turned on.

Step 1: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences, then the Network icon.  Make sure “AirPort” is selected in the Show: line. A checkmark should be marked next to “Show AirPort status in menu bar”. If not, click to activate. Under the TCP/IP tab make sure you are using DHCP. Close the dialog box. See Examples:

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Step 2: From the Airport icon, found on the top menu bar, select “OpenSCCWireless”.

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Logging into the SCC Wireless Network

Step 1: Open your Internet browser. You should receive the following login screen:

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Step 2: Enter your Network login information (same information as you provide when you first start up a wired computer here on campus). If necessary, choose Wireless Laptop from the pulldown menu.

Step 3: Note the message regarding agreeing to SCC and MCCCD computer-related policies.

Step 4: Click the Download button.

Step 5: If you have met the security requirements, then the following screen appears in your browser.

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If you have not met the security requirements, it will display the details. Here is a sample:

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Most often a failure results from having no antivirus software installed or the definitions of your antivirus software being outdated. You will have limited internet access in order to download or update an antivirus utility (e.g. www.symantec.com, www.mcafee.com/us/ ). Once you have resolved the failed requirements, repeat Step 5.

Note:  ClamXav is a free antivirus utility that will fulfill the security requirements to use SCC wireless. http://www.markallan.co.uk/clamXav/

Step 6: Reboot your computer and then you will have access to the SCC Wireless Network.

For security reasons, authentication on the SCC network currently lasts for the semester.  After that period, you’ll need to re-authenticate using this process.