Wireless Network Access
The college has four wireless networks that faculty, staff, students, and campus guests may use. They serve different purposes and may require either configuration or registration of your device(s).
Primary Wireless Networks
PC-Secure is the primary wireless network used by most devices owned by faculty, staff, and students. PC-Secure may require some configuration to connect, but should be used by any device that supports enterprise level network security (802.1x and WPA2 Enterprise) as it offers the greatest level of security. PC-Secure is only available to current faculty, staff, and students.
PC-Devices is a network used by “consumer electronics” devices that do not support enterprise level network security and authentication. These types of devices include game consoles, smart TVs, smart speakers, digital media players, etc. PC-Devices requires that the device be registered. PC-Devices is only available to current faculty, staff, and students.
PC-Guest is a wireless network for guests of the campus. Guests are required to be sponsored in order to connect. This network allows only web access.
Conferences, events, and planned official visits by an individual that will last longer than 24 hours should email the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours prior to arrival to have a temporary guest account created for wireless access via PC-Guest. Please provide the name of the event, the staff/faculty sponsor of the event, and the start and end dates for when the guests will need wireless access.
Individual guests can use the PC-Guest wireless network. Guest access via this network requires that you be sponsored by a user on campus, such as the professor who invited you to guest lecture during their class or the friend you’re visiting on campus. Guest access via this method expires 24 hours from confirmation.
Sponsors will receive an email with a link to confirm or reject the requested access. You can follow that link and log in with your Providence College network username and password.
Eduroam is a wireless network roaming service. It allows members of other eduroam subscribers to connect to the wireless network on our campus using their own institution’s credentials. It also allows our faculty, staff, and students to connect to the wireless network at other eduroam subscribing institutions. Eduroam at Providence College is a guest network, allowing only web access.
Providence College Faculty and Staff
Providence College faculty and staff who wish to connect to eduroam at other campuses can connect their device to the eduroam network and enter their full Providence College email address as the username and their network password.
Providence College Students
Providence College students who wish to connect to eduroam at other campuses can connect their device to the eduroam network and enter their full Providence College email address as the username and their network password (same as Sakai password).
Guests of Providence College
Guests of Providence College from eduroam subscribing institutions can connect to eduroam using the username and password provided by their institution.