Using Wi-Fi

  • What are the Wi-Fi restrictions?

    The Wi-Fi networks are intended for educational use therefore, downloads of .mp3, .exe and .zip files are restricted and sites are content-filtered.

  • Can MCC staff help me configure my computer?

    No, but we can offer some helpful tips (see the below “How do I connect to the wireless at MCC”). Every device is different, and you are responsible for knowing how to configure your own device and for any changes you make to your computer's settings. MCC cannot be responsible for any changes you make to your computer's settings, or for any consequences of changes you make to your computer's settings. MCC staff cannot assist you in making changes.

  • How do current students and staff connect to the wireless ay MCC?

    Current Students and employees connect to the secure, encrypted, MCC-Wireless Network

    • Log in with your MCC username and password (employees do not add @mchenry.edu).
    • If your device displays an mccfederation popup window, enter your username and password.
      • Students enter your username@students.mchenry.edu and password
      • Employees enter your username@mchenry.edu and password
    • Connect up to five mobile devices to the wi-fi network.
    • Once connected, your device will automatically re-connect when entering campus, until your password expires.
    • Remember to update your wi-fi password on all of your devices after you reset your MCC password or your account will lock. Forget the network on your device to update your password.

    Troubleshooting

    • Be sure you're logging in to the MCC-Wireless network, not the MCC-Open network for guests/visitors.
    • If you're unable to connect, follow your device options to Forget the MCC-Wireless and the MCC-Open network.
    • Restart your device if you're still unable to connect.
    • You're responsible for knowing how to use your own device. If you need assistance, the IT Help Desk can offer suggestions.

    Android - since makes/models vary, the steps to connect will also vary

    1. From the app drawer, tap the Settings app.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    3. Tap MCC-Wireless network.
    4. In the EAP method drop down select PEAP.
    5. In the CA certificate field select Use system Certificates. If not available, select Don't Validate.
    6. If there is a Domain field, type mchenry.edu.
    7. In the Identity field type your MCC username.
    8. In the Password field type in your MCC password.
    9. Tap Connect.

    Chromebook

    1. Select the status area on the lower right hand side of the desktop.
    2. Select No Network.
    3. Select the >MCC-Wireless network.
    4. In the EAP Method drop down select PEAP.
    5. In the Server CA certificate drop down select Do not Check
    6. In the Identity field type your MCC user name.
    7. In the Password field type your MCC password.
    8. Make sure the Save identity and password box is checked.
    9. Select Connect.

    iOS (iPhone and iPad)

    1. On the home screen tap the Settings app.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    3. Tap the MCC-Wireless network.
    4. Enter your MCC user name and password and tap Join.
    5. On the Certificate screen tap >Trust.

    Mac (OS X)

    1. Select the wireless network status indicator in the Finder bar and select the MCC-Wireless network.
    2. Enter your MCC user name and password.
    3. On the Verify Certificate page select continue.
    4. You will receive another dialog box that asks for a user name and password to change your Certificate Trust Settings. Type in the user name and password you use to access your computer. If you don’t use a password to access your computer leave the password field blank and Select Update Settings.

    Windows 10

    1. Select the wireless network icon on the right-hand side of your taskbar.
    2. Select the MCC-Wireless network. Make sure the Connect automatically box is checked and Select Connect.
    3. Enter your MCC user name and password and Select OK.
    4. On the Continue connecting prompt Select Connect.
  • How do Visitors connect to the wireless at MCC?
    • Self-register by entering your name, mobile phone number, and personal email address.
    • Your account will be valid for 24 hours. If a longer period is needed, visit the following offices for assistance:
      • MCC Library, A212, request a library card for access to MCC-Open for one year
      • I.T. Help Desk, A110
      • Shah Center front desk
    • Connect up to five mobile devices to the MCC-Open network.

    Troubleshooting

    • Be sure you're logging in to the MCC-Open network, not the MCC-Wireless network for students and employees.
    • Once you've registered and received your password, select sign in here to enter your email address and password. Do not register again.
    • If you're unable to connect, follow your device options to Forget the MCC-Open and the MCC-Wireless network.
    • Restart your device if you're still unable to connect.
    • You're responsible for knowing how to use your own device. If you need assistance, the IT Help Desk can offer suggestions.

    Android - since makes/models vary, the steps to connect will also vary

    1. From the app drawer, tap the Settings app.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    3. Tap the MCC-Open network.
    4. Tap the Sign in to Wi-Fi network prompt that appears.
    5. Tap MCC Guest.
    6. Follow the directions at the top of the form that appears. After you fill in the form, read and accept the terms of use and select Register.
    7. Your password will be sent to your email and texted to you if you’ve provided your cell phone number.
    8. Tap sign in here
    9. After entering the email address you provided, the password you were provided and accepting the terms of use, tap log in.

    Chromebook

    1. Select the status area on the lower right-hand side of the desktop.
    2. Select No Network.
    3. Select the MCC-Open network.
    4. Select the Connect to Wi-Fi network pop-up.
    5. Select MCC Guest.
    6. Follow the directions at the top of the form that appears. After you fill in the form, read and accept the terms of use and select Register.
    7. Your password will be sent to your email and texted to you if you've provided your cell phone number.
    8. Select sign in here.
    9. After entering the email address you provided, the password you were provided, and accepting the terms of use, tap log in.

    iOS (iPhone and iPad)

    1. On the home screen tap the Settings app.
    2. Tap Wi-Fi.
    3. Tap the MCC-Open network.
    4. Tap MCC Guest.
    5. Follow the directions at the top of the form that appears. After you fill in the form, read and accept the terms of use and select Register.
    6. Your password will be sent to your email and texted to you if you’ve provided your cell phone number.
    7. Tap sign in here.
    8. After entering the email address you provided, the password you were provided and accepting the terms of use, tap log in.
    9. Depending on your version of iOS, you may need to tap the home button on your phone at the screen that states you are connected.

    Mac (OS X)

    1. Select the wireless network status indicator in the Finder bar and select MCC-Open network.
    2. Open a web browser.
    3. On the webpage that appears tap MCC Guest.
    4. Follow the directions at the top of the form that appears. After you fill in the form, read and accept the terms of use and tap Register.
    5. Your password will be sent to your email and texted to you if you’ve provided your cell phone number.
    6. Select sign in here.
    7. After entering the email address you provided, the password you were provided and accepting the terms of use tap Log In.

    Windows 10

    1. Select the wireless network icon on the right-hand side of your taskbar.
    2. Select the MCC-Open network.
    3. On the webpage that appears select MCC Guest.
    4. Follow the directions at the top of the form that appears. After you fill in the form, read and accept the terms of use and select Register.
    5. Your password will be sent to your email and texted to you if you’ve provided your cell phone number.
    6. Select sign in here.
    7. After entering the email address you provided, the password you were provided and accepting the terms of use select Log In.

See details about wireless security in the Wireless Access Policy - an addendum to the Acceptable Use Policy