Wireless - Connecting to MCC's Wireless Networks

Guest Access to Wireless

MCC offers guest wireless access to Faculty, Staff, Students, and visitors to our campus without needing to log in with a username and password. This network may become very populated during peak campus attendance. Connection to the network and internet access is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To connect to the “guest” network:

  • Using your wireless settings on your mobile device select "guest" from the available wireless networks.

  • You are now connected to the “guest” wireless network.

TCP/UDP Port Information

For those that may be curious about what network ports are available through guest access, please see the following:

  • TCP Ports 264, 80, and 443

  • UDP Ports 500, 259, and 53

Employee and Student Access to Wireless

The public wireless network "mesacc" is available to any employee or student of Mesa Community College and provides a more secure connection versus the "guest" network.

To connect to the mesacc network:

  • Using your wireless settings on your mobile device select "mesacc" from the available wireless networks.

  • Once connected, you may receive a notice that you have limited connection.

  • iOS devices may prompt for an additional log in after connecting, or launching a browser or app to access the internet should redirect you to a log in screen.

  • Log in using your MEID and password.

  • You are now connected to mesacc wireless network.

Instructions for Connecting to a Wireless Network on Windows 7 or Windows 8

Note: These instructions demonstrate how to connect to our wireless networks when using a computer that lets Windows 7 manage the wireless connection. Your computer may use software provided by the manufacturer of the wireless card in your laptop to manage the wireless connections. If that is the case, please consult the manual or built-in help system provided by the developer of the software for information on how to configure your wireless software.

Step 1: Windows 8 users access the Desktop through the tile screen. Position your mouse cursor over the networking icon in your system tray. Windows will inform you that there are wireless networks available.

Windows 7 Wireless Menu

Step 2: Click on the networking icon once to view the networks detected by your wireless device. Choose the network named guest and click "Connect".

Step 3: Choose the wireless network you wish to connect to. If it warns that the connection is not secure (when guest is selected) click "Connect Anyway".

Step 4: At the next screen, choose to "Save this network". Optionally, you can choose to have Windows "Start this connection automatically" when in range.

Step 5: At the "Set Network Location" screen, choose "Public location".

Step 6: Windows will provide you with a screen letting you know that the settings were applied successfully. Click "Close". You are now able to browse the Internet using any browser.

Instructions for Connecting to a Wireless Network on a Mac

Step 1: Click on the Airport symbol on the upper right corner of your computer near the clock. If the option Turn AirPort On is available, point and click it.

Mac Turn Airport On

Step 2: Click on the Airport Symbol again to view the available networks in range and select the network you wish to connect to.

Mac Select Network

Step 3: A checkmark will appear next to the network when a connection is established.

Mac Network Selected Indicator

Instructions for Connecting to a Wireless Network on an iOS Device (iPhone, iPad, iPod)

Tap Settings > Wi-Fi.

iOS Wifi Menu

When Wi-Fi is on, your device will automatically search for available Wi-Fi networks.

Tap the name of your desired Wi-Fi network.

When your device is connected to a Wi-Fi network, a checkmark will appear to the left of the network name.

iOS Wifi Checkmark
The Wi-Fi logo will also appear in the status bar at the top left of your display. iOS Wifi Icon

Instructions for Connecting to a Wireless Network on an Android Device

Please note that each Android device varies based on OS version and carrier customizations. These are only general instructions, the icons and option names may vary.

If you're adding a Wi-Fi network when first setting up your device, Wi-Fi is turned on automatically.

 

To access the Wireless Settings touch the Settings icon on a Home or All Apps screen.

Android Settings Icon
Touch Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi.  

Slide the Wi-Fi switch to the On position.

 

The device scans for available Wi-Fi networks and displays the names of those it finds. Secured networks are indicated with a Lock icon. If the device finds a network that you connected to previously, it connects to it.

 

Touch a network name to see more details or connect to it.

 

If the network is secured, you will be prompted to enter your MEID and password.

 

To modify a network's settings, touch & hold the network name.