Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Baruch College Campus Wireless Network
Baruch College requires login authentication to use
the campus wireless network. Baruch students, faculty and staff should connect to the wireless access point named "Baruch-WiFi" on their device. Once connected, you may be required to open a browser (e.g.,
Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox) on your device for the login screen
An example of this login screen is shown below:
Students should enter their Baruch Username followed by their assigned password.
Faculty and staff should use their computer login/email username and password.
Alumni currently do not have access to the Baruch wireless network or lab and library PCs. Members of the Alumni Association may use the PCs in the Alumni room.
Baruch's wireless internet access is currently available in the student areas of the Newman Vertical Campus, classrooms, as well as in the Information and Technology (Library) Building, Administrative Building and Newman Hall. For more information on the most current availability of our wireless network, please visit the Status of Wireless Network Access page.
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.
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 or Mac
- 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. Please see the tips (above), 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.