How to Connect to the GCSC Wireless Network
These instructions assume that you are a currently student or are a local patron and have already filled out a Wireless Access Request form and received your wireless account information.
The new GCSC WIFI network will work with most personal wireless devices. This document demonstrates the use of Windows XP’s built-in wireless software. Your software may vary slightly in set-up. Your wireless device must support WPA encryption.
When you are in range of one of the wireless access points, depending on your operating system and your software configuration, you may see a message that informs you that you are within range of a wireless access point (see Figure 1). Open your wireless access software to enter your wireless setup. On some devices you will need to go to settings and then to Wi-Fi setup.
Ensure that the wireless access point you are choosing is a GCSC wireless access point. Locate and click the “gulfcoast” wireless network to connect. (Figure 2). If you cannot see the network you may need to refresh network list”.
(Figure 3) When the Wireless Network Connection screen appears, enter the WPA network key gcscgcsc and click connect.
Navigate to any web page using your web browser. The first time you do this, you will get a message asking for your username and password. Enter the username (first part of your student email) 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.
Students are required to change their password on their first logon to the wireless system. The password reset does not apply to community patrons.
Students only --To change or reset your password click the Password Reset button. You will be taken to the password reset tool. Click on enroll and login using your username and password. Follow the steps to set up your security questions and reset your password.
If you forget your wireless password you can use any campus computer and go to http://stumanager.stu.gulfcoast.edu/smop/ to reset your password.
The Wireless Acceptable use policy. Click accept to gain wireless web access.
Note: Never share your username or password with anyone or allow anyone to use your connection. You are responsible for anything done using your account. 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.