Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)

Wireless Upgrade for Students - Spring 2014

Posted on January 28, 2014.

The new Baruch-Students wifi service is now available.  If you have already created your myPassword profile as I advised in my December 20, 2013 email announcement, you can begin using it.  Just select Baruch-Students from the list of available wifi services on campus.  You will be asked to log in with your Baruch username and password the first time that you log in with each device, but you will only have to re-enter your credentials for that device after 90 days when your password expires.

Here is a link to our user guides in case you need help:

http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/wireless/students.htm

If you need further assistance you can call the BCTC help desk at 646-312-1010.  Our staff will also be available at a special wifi information table on the 2nd floor in the Vertical Campus several hours per day this week.

If you have not yet set up a profile in myPassword, please do this right away.  You will have access to the new wifi service on the following business day.
To set up your profile:
1. Follow this link: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/mypassword
2. Choose "Logon to myPassword"
3. Choose "Edit my profile" and follow the directions.

In case you forget your password the myPassword service will allow you to access your account without having to contact the help desk.

The new wifi service uses a set of technical improvements that we made over the past 2 months. The next phase of the wifi upgrade will involve a floor-by-floor installation of access points based on a new design to improve service to large groups of users who are in close proximity.  We will keep you posted of the progress of this upgrade during the semester.

With regard to the 17 Lexington Avenue Building, please be aware that we have not had wifi service in that building for several years due to the impending renovation.  Students may see a weak signal in a few locations, but it is not part of an actual service that we support.  We are working on a plan to try to deliver reliable service in the 17 Lex Building during the construction period and will share that plan with you as soon as we can.

Thank you for your cooperation with the launch of this new service.

Sincerely,

Arthur Downing, Ph.D.
Vice President for Information Services
Dean of the Library