Wireless Guest Network (RCCD_Guest)
RCCD_Guest, a new wireless network, is now available on the three Colleges. This wireless service is for guests to access the network without contacting the Helpdesk or completing a wireless access form. RCCD_Guest was made possible using Measure C funds, replacing old wireless access points with the updated system. The guest account will allow users two hours of access before needing to login again by providing an email account. This new service is not yet available at any of the satellite campuses or district sites.
Access by way of Internet_LAN or Internet_ONLY will remain unchanged.
RCCD Employees (RCCD_Access)
RCCD_Access is the wireless network for faculty and staff that allows you to gain access to the internet using a simple authentication method. You will no longer be required to submit a work order or fill out the registration form for your wireless device to gain access to the internet. Unlike the RCCD_Guest network there is no limit on your connection.
RCCD_Access Wireless Instructions
WiFi Registration (Internet_ONLY)
The RCC District wireless network is for District faculty, staff, students and Library patrons only. Access to the wireless network is granted through your staff, student or Library account. Use of the RCCD District wireless network by non RCC employees, students or Library patrons is strictly prohibited. All access through the network may be monitored and logged. Any illegal use of the wireless network will be reported to the proper authorities. We do not allow any P2P file sharing applications or online gaming and these activities will be blocked. Repeated attempts to use these applications may result in loss of privilege.
The first step to obtain a wireless network connection is to complete a "Registration for Wireless Network Connection" form which you can download from the District website. Please note that the online form can only be submitted from a computer connected to the RCC District network. Forms submitted from outside of the network will be rejected. It takes 24-48 hours for the request to be processed. The MAC address on your wireless card will be registered on the District network and your access will be set up after we receive your registration request. Users may have 1 laptop and 1 PDA MAC address registered for use on the network. All district wide wireless access accounts will be created and maintained by Information Services.
In filling out the application, please note that wireless access may not be granted if any of the requested information is incomplete (such as N/A) or missing. Specifically, the Workgroup/Domain name is required on all PC type computers. For Macintosh type computers the workgroup or domain name option may be left blank. All other fields are required. If you do not have anti-virus, you will need to buy an anti-virus program and install it on your laptop or other wireless device. Anti-virus supplied by AOL that is not installed on your local machine is not acceptable. Also, Macintosh computers are not immune to viruses and therefore need antivirus software also.
The Workgroup/Domain name is required on all PC type computers. Without it access will not be granted. For PC type computers All fields are required! For Macintosh type computers the workgroup or domain name option may be left blank. All other fields are required.
To access the RCC District wireless network you must have the following equipment:
- A laptop computer or PDA. (Although some gaming consoles have these capabilities, they are not permitted).
- A fairly current wireless network card.
- A properly installed web browser.
Most current wireless network cards should be compatible. However, the District does not guarantee functionality with all wireless cards and some may not work with our wireless network.
It is the responsibility of the user to maintain the latest wireless drivers, virus protection, operating system service packs and spyware removal software.
The name of the Riverside Community College District wireless network is "Internet_Only".
To connect to the District "Internet_Only" wireless network in Windows you must do the following:
- Ensure that your wireless card is turned on. (Some newer laptops have a physical switch to enable or disable wireless – see your manual for help).
- Open Network Connections
- Click on the wireless network connection icon, and then, under Network Tasks, click View available wireless networks.
- Choose "Internet_Only" from the list that appears, and then click Connect.
For Internet_Only access, no configuration should be required. If you are unable to connect, then try again in the next 24-48 hours.
The District cannot provide technical assistance with your wireless connection. We recommend that you consult the configuration instructions you received with the wireless card or wireless device.
For your convenience we have provided links for you to download the student wireless application and instructions on how to obtain required information you will need to complete the application. Adobe Reader is required.
Student Wireless Registration Application
Wireless Instructions (XP PC) (PDF)
Wireless Instructions (Windows Vista PC) (PDF)
Wireless Instructions (Mac) (PDF)
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