Middlesex County College Wireless Network

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

  • Wireless is now available on the Edison, New Brunswick, and Perth Amboy Campuses.
 
Currently any registered student, MCC Staff and Faculty, as well as invited guests.
a) Currently enrolled students should connect to the SSID mccwireless and should refer to the directions at https://www.middlesexcc.edu/wireless/ to find out how to configure their laptop to connect.
b) MCC Staff and Faculty should connect to the SSID mccstaff. Faculty and staff refer to the directions https://www.middlesexcc.edu/wireless/ to find out how to obtain their credentials and configure their laptop to connect
c) Invited Guests will be provided access to the SSID mccguest on an as needed basis. The username and password is available from the Student Activities office in College Center or from your host here on MCC. Please refer to the directions https://www.middlesexcc.edu/wireless/ to find out how to configure their laptop to connect.
a) Student Login and passwords can be viewed by selecting "WIRELESS ID AND PASSWORD" from within CampusCruiser/WebAdvisor. If you do not know your login and password to CampusCruiser, you'll need to go to the Enrollment Services in West Hall with a picture ID to have your password reset.
b) MCC Staff and Faculty will use their network/email login and password.
Laptop/Notebook computers and mobile devices capable of being configured for secure wireless access. In order to securely connect to the MCC Wireless Network, these devices must support WPA2-Enterprise encryption and MSCHAP-V2 authentication protocols. Check your individual device manuals for this information.
a) Please refer to the manufacturer of your laptop/notebook computer or mobile device to see if it is wireless capable.
b) Due to the large number and variety of wireless devices available, it is impossible to determine exactly what devices will and will not connect to the MCC Wireless Network.
With the exception of the guest network, all connections are encrypted.
a) No, any graphical based browser such as Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox will work.
a) Please refer to your device manufacturer and installed software for guidance on configuring your wireless device.
a) While regular anti-virus software should not interfere with setting up your wireless connection, many security packages that are included with anti-virus software may include firewall programs that can prevent you from utilizing the MCC Wireless Network. Please refer to the software vendor who provided the security package for guidance on configuring the various aspects of their software for use with wireless networks.
The College “Acceptable Use Policies for Computer Facilities” provides the guidelines for using the MCC Wireless Network. The policies can be found at: http://www.middlesexcc.edu/current/control.cfm/ID/2365/
a) The College “Acceptable Use Policies for Computer Facilities” provides the guidelines for using the MCC Wireless Network. The policies can be found at: http://www.middlesexcc.edu/current/control.cfm/ID/2365/
a) The MCC Wireless Network is available for use when the buildings with wireless access are open.
You can go to the IT Support Services office in Center 3 on the Edison Campus, Monday through Friday, 8am- 4pm and they will assist you with configuration. The IT Support Services Office and the Library on the Edison campus have handouts detailing the wireless network configuration.