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Wireless Network Access

Accessing the New Valencia College Wireless Networks

Starting in the Spring 2017 semester, Valencia College will be splitting their present wireless network, VCNet, into three different wireless networks. They will be visible to users as:
VC-Staff — Valencia College Staff (faculty/non-faculty)
VC-Student — Valencia College Students
VC-Guest — Valencia College Visitors and Guests

Throughout the Spring 2017 semester, these wireless networks will be advertised concurrently with the existing VCNet wireless. By the start of the Fall 2017 semester, the VCNet wireless will cease to be offered. This gives all users many months to transfer any wireless devices they have previously been using on VCNet over to the appropriate new wireless SSID.

Windows 10

Logging on to the VC-Staff or VC-Student wireless networks is accomplished in exactly the same fashion as the existing VCNet network. You choose the wireless network from the list of available networks on your device. (In Windows 10, click in the lower-right corner of the screen and select "Settings" from the menu that appears on the right of the screen.)

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Then select the wireless network of your choice. You will want to check the "Connect automatically" box if you intend to use this wireless network repeatedly, and then click the "Connect" button.

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Mac desktop/laptops

On Mac desktop/laptops, the new SSIDs will be available via the wireless icon on the top-right of your desktop screen

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Apple iOS devices

On Apple iOS devices, open the "Settings" app icon and select "Wi-Fi" from the menu on the left-hand side. Then select the appropriate wireless network on the right.

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Android devices

On most current Android devices, go to your WiFi, then select the applicable "VC" SSID

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(HTTP, not HTTPS) webpage

Once the correct network has been chosen, open your browser and navigate to any unencrypted (HTTP, not HTTPS) webpage (valenciacollege.edu/wifi). You will be redirected to the log-in page, displayed below, where you enter your username and password

 

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Logging on to the VC-Guest Wireless Network

To log in to the VC-Guest wireless network, you choose VC-Guest from the available networks, and open your browser. You will be directed to the login page. If this is your first time logging into VC-Guest (in the last seven days), click the "Request Guest Account" button at the bottom of the screen.

 

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You will be prompted to enter your information, as shown below:

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You enter your email address, full name, and your phone number. If you select one of the listed Mobile Service Providers, it will text the confirmation with your randomly-generated password to your mobile phone. Click "Submit" to initiate account creation, the system will automatically log you into the network within a few seconds.

Caveat: These credentials will be good for 12 hours. If you do not have a phone with SMS capability, do not get the text with your password, or lose the password before the account expires, you will have to request access again using a different email address if you wish to connect to the VC-Guest network for subsequent sessions.

 

As always, should you encounter any issues, please contact the related support team:
oitservicedesk@valenciacollege.edu

Faculty & Staff Call 407-582-5555 - Students Call 407-582-5444

 

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