The Red River College Library continues to receive inquiries about the wireless network. As usual we try to answer all our patron’s questions, though it must be said that we do not control or manage the wireless networks here at RRC. At the Library we are simply users, just like you!
At RRC, the Information Technology Department manages the wireless networks. Even though we do not control the system, the Library is always here to provide tips as to the best way to use the wireless system..
Lesson #1: Always us RRCWireless. Don’t use RRCGuest!
The network you need to connect to is named RRCWireless.
A common problem that occurs is users try to connect to the network named “RRCGuest”. This network is for guests to the college and is not meant to be used by students and/or staff.
Connections to “RRCGuest” require a special username and a password that must be obtained in advance, by making a CASELOG request to Information Technology Solutions. The Library does not know any of the usernames and/or passwords and we cannot issue you with one.
Lesson #2: Make sure you use your correct username and password
The RRCWireless network does not operate like an open wireless, such as the wireless at “Starbucks” or “McDonald’s”. A user needs to enter their credentials to obtain a connection. When challenged, use your normal RRC network username and password to login.
After you enter your username and password, you may be asked whether you “trust” the network you must say “yes” and “accept” the connection to the network.
Lesson #3: Are you a Returning Student? Forget this Network!
If you are a returning student, you were likely required to reset your password over the summer. When you return to the college, you have to make sure that any of your devices, such as cell phones or tablets, also have your new password in their settings.
Q: How do you do update your wireless password?
A: Forget this network!
Just ask your device to “Forget this Network” and then setup the network fresh.
Lesson #4: Lockouts
When you ask your device to “forget this network”, always keep in mind that it was likely trying to actively connect to the wireless with a bad password. This would have caused the college’s wireless system to lock out your device. So, when you reconnect with your username and your new password it may still not connect. It is probably locked out!
Wait 30 minutes after you “Forget this Network” for your locked-out device to be re-allowed to connect to RRCWireless.
Please note, those staff and students that have College-issued laptops and devices, should submit a Caselog if they have troubles connecting to the Wireless network
However, the RRC IT Department cannot support those that have personal devices. If you have a personal device and you can’t seem to get it connected to the RRCWIreless then come to our Helpdesk in the Lower Learning Commons of the Roblin Centre, or to the Help Desk in the Library Computer Lab at the Notre Dame Campus. Our staff is available from 8:00AM to 4:00 PM and they are great at helping students with these types of problems.