TVCC Wireless Network

Treasure Valley Community College wireless network is composed of over 59 access points, allowing for easy Internet access from any building on campus. Access is permitted to all students, faculty, staff, and guests of the college. Different access levels with different security requirements are provided through a number of different wireless networks. In order to gain full access, an account is required. For students, faculty, and staff, your TVCC login and password are what you will use to log on to the network. If you are a guest, you can create a temporary account using the Request a Guest Account.

Access Policies

Anyone connecting to the TVCC Wireless network is required to comply with the TVCC Information Technology Policies. These can be found at the following links:

TVCC Wireless Networks

  A general-purpose, full-access wireless network intended to be used by all students.
  A general-purpose, full-access wireless network intended to be used by all staff.
  A general-purpose, limited-access wireless network intended to be used by all guests.

How do I Connect to the Wireless Network?

Almost every notebook computer sold today has an internal wireless card capable of connecting to the TVCC wireless network. Many other devices are also wireless-capable. Whatever the device, there are two main steps you must perform to use TVCC's wireless network.

Step 1 - Connect to the network
Open your wireless configuration tool. For some laptops the wireless configuration tool will be built into your operating system (Windows or Mac OS) and for others it will be the client that came with your wireless card. Other devices, such as PDAs, phones, and gaming devices will have some sort of configuration management interface - check your product's documentation for more information about configuring your wireless connection. Within your wireless configuration tool there will be a way to view available wireless networks. You should see a wireless network named (see list above) in your list. When you connect to this network, your software might warn you that the network you are connecting to is not encrypted. This is expected since we do not use encryption on the open network and you should continue anyway. If you are a guest and not affiliated with TVCC, you should choose to connect to TVCC_Guest. Please note you will receive limited access on the visitor wireless network.

Step 2 - Open web browser and sign-in
Once connected to the approate wireless network open your device web browser, you should be prompted for a username and password. If you are a student, staff, or faculty member, these will be the same username and password that you use for everything else on campus, such as accessing email or lab computers. If you are a guest, your username and password will be provided as part of your temporary account created on the TVCC_Guest network, or provided by the help desk. If authenication is successfull you will be redirected to the MyTVCC website.

Instructions for connecting to TVCC Wireless Networks