How to Connect to the GCSC Wireless Network (MAC Version)
These instructions assume that you have already filled out a Wireless Access Request form and had your picture ID checked by a member of the library staff. If you have not yet done this, please do so before proceeding any further. Your username and password will be emailed to the email address which you provide with your access request form. Wireless access points are currently located in the library, and the Student Union East cafeteria area.
This document demonstrates the use of OS X’s built-in wireless software. Your software
may vary slightly in set-up. Your wireless card must support WPA
Activate your wireless device. Choose System Preferences from the main Apple pull-down tab, and from that, choose Network under the Internet & Network section.
Under Network’s Airport tab, create a new location for gulfcoast library by pulling down the location bar and choosing “New Location”. When this location is named, make sure it is selected (identified by a checkmark next to it). Click the “+” button beneath the listed Network Name/Security section.
Enter Gulfcoast as the Network Name, choose “WPA Personal” as the method of Wireless Security, and enter the password gcscgcsc in the password box. Click OK when you have done this. Click “Apply Now” on the network box after you have done this.
Navigate to any page using your web browser. The first time you do this, you will get a message asking for your user name and password. Enter the username, (first part of your student email address), and password, (birthdate MMDDYY) and click the Log in button. For Local patrons: Use the username and password you received by email after submitting a wireless request.
When your log in is accepted you will be redirected to the Wireless student portal page. This page contains the GCSC acceptable use policy and a password reset tool.
STEP 5 :
Students are required to change their password on their first logon to the wireless system. The password reset does not apply to local patrons.
Please take a moment to read and accept the Wireless Acceptable use policy.
Once you click accept you will have wireless web access.
Please note, you should never share your username or password with anyone or allow anyone to use your connection. You are responsible for anything done using your account. Applications for may be obtained at the library circulation desk during normal business hours. If you have any questions regarding the usage or setup of your account, please call 769-1551, extension 3303 between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.