Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Student using laptop in library

Did you bring your laptop, tablet, or phone? Secure wireless network access is available at all PCC campuses and centers. All current students, faculty and staff can access the PCC-WiFi signal, while visitors to the college can request permission to access the PCC-Guest signal.

How to connect

Students & staff

To connect to PCC's wireless network:

  1. Make sure wireless is enabled on your device.
  2. Select the PCC-WiFi wireless network.
  3. To sign in:
    • Username: your MyPCC username
    • Password: your PCC ID (G number) starting with a capital "G"

Windows users may need to install a certificate. For details, see the sign-in help page.

Guests

Guests of PCC can connect to the wifi network:

  1. Make sure wireless is enabled on your device.
  2. Select the PCC-Guest network in your wireless settings.
  3. Complete the self-registration form.
  4. Your access will be active for 24 hours.

Windows users may need to install a certificate.

Wireless Q&A

Where is wireless available?
Wireless access points are available at all PCC campuses and centers. Due to the physical construction of the buildings, signal strength and service availability may vary within each location. Please report any wireless issues to the Help Desk at 971-722-4400.

Who can access the wireless network?
The following individuals can access our network:
  • All current college faculty and staff
  • Current students (must be enrolled in the current term)
  • College guests
  • Contractors and vendors. PCC employees request access for vendors and other long-term guests by submitting a vendor access request.
How secure is it?
PCC-WiFi uses a 802.1x secure network protocol. It is encrypted from your device to the wireless network access point. However, you should always be cautious when entering personal information such as passwords, or credit card numbers. If you are in doubt, wait until you have a wired connection before submitting any personal information over the internet.

Can students print over the wireless network?
Yes! Students can print over wireless using their GoPrint account - see more on the printing page.