Wireless Internet access is available at all three of our campuses. The LRCCD wireless network provides access to the Internet and most web-based systems in the Los Rios network. Authentication is required to access this network, and users must have a Los Rios Unified Login account. Students, faculty and staff who wish to use the wireless internet will need to bring their own WiFi-enabled device to campus. Most WiFi equipment will be compatible, but compatibility is not guaranteed.

How to connect to the Campus Wi-Fi

Choose your network: LRCCD
Enter settings (if available)

● Identity: W + Student ID

● Password: eServices Password

● EAP Method: PEAP

● Phase 2 Authentication: Automatic or MSCHAPV2

● Server CA certificate: Do not check or Do not Validate

● User Certificate: None installed

● Anonymous Identity: “leave blank”

If you have connected before and are having trouble, select "forget the network" first before entering/using the settings above.

Requirements

  • Access to the LRCCD wireless network is available to students, faculty and staff only.
  • Folsom Lake College uses the WiFi standard (IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, and IEEE 802.11g), providing students with high speed connection. [Speed varies by location and the number of users.]
  • It is solely the responsibility of the wireless device owner/user to provide anti-virus protection, and to configure their wireless device to the appropriate security setting. Folsom Lake College will not take responsibility for damages incurred for incorrect, insufficient, or incomplete security settings; or lack of up-to-date virus protection.
  • Folsom Lake College cannot be responsible for any changes made to your computer. Folsom Lake College faculty and staff will not help configure a student's machine. Every computer is different, students will be responsible for knowing how to configure and operate their own equipment.
  • Printers are not available to wireless users at this time.

Wireless Internet Use Policy

The following activities are not allowed:

  • Transmitting unsolicited information that contains profane language, or panders to bigotry, sexism, or other forms of discrimination.
  • Using the internet to gain unauthorized access to any computer.
  • Engaging in personal attacks: writing bullying, intimidating, threatening or harassing entries.
  • Making threats (directed towards others or yourself) without expecting the recipients of those threats, the college, and the police to consider them real.
  • Transmitting information that contains obscene, indecent, lewd or lascivious material or other material where other individuals could potentially view it.
  • Inappropriate mass mailing, which includes multiple mailing to newsgroups, mailing lists, or individuals, e.g. "spamming", "flooding", or "bombing".
  • Attempts by students to obtain, manipulate, delete, or change the contents of another user's files, passwords, etc., are regarded as infractions of the January 1980 California Computer Crime Penal Code (Senate Bill No. 66). Attempts to ‘break' the operating system constitute a felony under this law.

WiFi FAQ

Can I access everything on the wireless connection that I can normally access with a wired public connection?

The LRCCD wireless network provides access to the Internet and most web-based systems in the Los Rios network. Access to internal Los Rios network resources such as file servers and printers is not allowed on this network. This network requires user authentication and provides limited network security or privacy.

Where can I access the FLC wireless network?

You can access the LRCCD wireless network from most locations on each of our campuses.

How many people can be on the wireless network at once?

The wireless network can handle hundreds of users logged in at any one time, but the more active users, the slower the network becomes. On average, one access point can handle 30 web users without a noticeable degradation in performance. Many access points are installed at Folsom Lake College to provide radio coverage and service the expected user network demand.

Why is my wireless connection disrupted more frequently than my wired connection?

Wireless access points operate within either the 2.4GHz or 5.5 Ghz frequency ranges and are prone to interference from microwave ovens, other unknown access points in the area, some cordless phones and many other environmental factors that may be passing between you and the access point at any given time. Though the wireless protocol was designed to be robust, it is still radio frequency and it can be interrupted by various pieces of equipment and/or structures.

Is there a charge to establish a wireless connection?

There is no charge for this service.

May I privately conduct financial or personal business over the wireless network?

The LRCCD wireless network has no privacy safeguards or security mechanisms in place and is therefore not an appropriate network for this type of activity.

Should I install personal firewall software on my wireless device before participating on the wireless network?

Yes, it is a very good idea to install personal firewall software on a wireless device that is exposed to the Internet, along with up-to-date anti-virus and anti-spyware software and the installation of current patches. Though the network does reside behind the Los Rios firewall, and is afforded some protection from Internet exploits and worms, there is no anti-virus or protection provided.

Will campus staff help me set up wireless on my laptop or other devices?

The campus provides wireless access free of charge. It is the responsibility of the wireless user to setup wireless access and to provide anti-virus and anti-spyware software on their own equipment. The wireless user is also responsible for maintaining all security patches on their personal devices.

Is there anyone who can troubleshoot my connection problems?

Folsom Lake College faculty and staff will not help configure a student’s machine. Every computer is different, students will be responsible for knowing how to configure and operate their own equipment.

Do I have to be a student to use the LRCCD wireless connection?

Yes. You must have a valid student, staff or faculty Los Rios Unified Login account to use this service.