Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Baruch College Campus Wireless Network
Baruch College offers wireless connectivity for use with mobile devices and is widely available across most of the campus. To access the wireless network, login authentication is used
to verify affiliation with the college. Simply enable wireless on your mobile device and connect to the wireless access point named "Baruch-WiFi". Once connected, you may be required to open a browser (i.e.
Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) on your device for the login screen
An example of this login screen is shown below:
Baruch College provides access to its wireless network to Baruch College faculty, staff, and currently-enrolled Baruch College students. The CUNY Computer Users Responsibilities policy applies to users of the wireless network.
Faculty and staff should use their computer login/email username and password. Click HERE for more information.
Alumni who are using the Newman Library may obtain a daily guest username and password from the reference or circulation desk.
For a complete listing of where students, faculty and staff will find wireless access, please visit our page detailing our Coverage Areas.
In order to connect to the wireless network, a properly configured wireless network card/device is needed. Wireless network cards are available for purchase in the Baruch College Bookstore.
Baruch College faculty, staff and students who are interested in using the wireless network should contact the Computing and Technology Help Desk for advice before purchasing any hardware or software.
Members of the Baruch Community who are experiencing difficulty using the wireless network should contact the Computing and Technology Help Desk for assistance at 646-312-1010.
Kindly have the following information available:
- Baruch Username or Faculty/Staff Login ID
- Laptop make and model
- Operating system
- Wireless card make, model and MAC address
[Tip: Check for software and hardware compatibility of the wireless network card with the computer and operating system before making a purchase. Read all software and hardware installation guides included with the card.]
Tips for Configuring Wireless Access
- Protect your pc: Install and enable a firewall and set it to allow exceptions
- Update Your PC, Mac or Mobile Device to the most recent operating system release.
- Run an up-to-date virus program and scan your PC regularly -- you may pickup network viruses over the wireless network.
- Make sure your IP address and DNS server addresses are set to "Obtain Address Automatically"
- Remove / disable any proxy servers
- Disable all forms of encryption (WEP, etc.)
- You must open a web browser and login to our authentication system before accessing the Internet, e-mail, chat, or achieving any connectivity to the network.
Device Specific Instructions for Configuring Wireless Access
The college cannot provide specific instructions for accessing the wireless network because every device has a different setup procedure. However, we will provide information for most common devices. Please see the tips (above), the correct page listed on the left-side menu and if you continue to experience difficulty, please bring your mobile device to the Technology Help Desk on the 6th floor of the Information and Technology (Library) Building.
*Special note about accessing our wireless network and having a secure home page
If you have a secure webpage (i.e. https://www.chase.com) saved as your default home page and are using IE or Firefox on a Windows PC, you may encouter a failure when expecting the login prompt. To avoid this, make sure you have a non-secure homepage (i.e. http://www.yahoo.com). Once logged in, you will be able to view the secure homepage without issue.