How to Connect to the GCSC Wireless Network (MAC Version)

How to Connect to the GCSC Wireless Network (MAC Version)

These instructions assume that you have already filled out a Wireless Access Request form and had your picture ID checked by a member of the library staff. If you have not yet done this, please do so before proceeding any further. Your username and password will be emailed to the email address which you provide with your access request form. Wireless access points are currently located in the library, and the Student Union East cafeteria area.

This document demonstrates the use of OS X’s built-in wireless software. Your software may vary slightly in set-up. Your wireless card must support WPA


Activate your wireless device. Choose System Preferences from the main Apple pull-down tab, and from that, choose Network under the Internet & Network section.

Systems Preferences


Under Network’s Airport tab, create a new location for gulfcoast library by pulling down the location bar and choosing “New Location”. When this location is named, make sure it is selected (identified by a checkmark next to it). Click the “+” button beneath the listed Network Name/Security section.

Select a Network: gulfcoast


Enter Gulfcoast as the Network Name, choose “WPA Personal” as the method of Wireless Security, and enter the password gcscgcsc in the password box. Click OK when you have done this. Click “Apply Now” on the network box after you have done this.

Choose a security type and enter the name of the AirPort network to join with an optional password. Network Name: gulfcoast Wireless Security: WPA Personal Password:


Navigate to any page using your web browser. The first time you do this, you will get a message asking for your user name and password. Enter the username, (first part of your student email address), and password, (birthdate MMDDYY) and click the Log in button. For Local patrons: Use the username and password you received by email after submitting a wireless request.

For Students: User the first part of your student email address, for the username. For first time Logon enter your birthdate for the password. For Community Patrons: Use the username and password provided to you by email from the help desk. If you have not applied for the GCSC wireless account you can download and complete the Wireless Access Authorization Form to request free wireless access.

When your log in is accepted you will be redirected to the Wireless student portal page. This page contains the GCSC acceptable use policy and a password reset tool.

STEP 5 :

Students are required to change their password on their first logon to the wireless system. The password reset does not apply to local patrons.

Wireless Student Portal: All GCSC Student wireless accounts are created with a default password. Every Student is required to change their wireless account password upon first logon to the GCSC wireless system. Click on the link below and follow the instructions to change your password. This link may also be used to reset a forgotten password. Password Reset Click here to reset your password.


Please take a moment to read and accept the Wireless Acceptable use policy.

Wireless Acceptable Use Policy. For your protection, sites visited on GCSC's wireless network are being monitored. Continued usage of this system and your signature on this access request form constitutes awareness and acceptance of this fact. When using the wireless network, you agree to refrain from the following: Using the campus network resources for any illegal activity; Violating the conditions of those codes relating to student rights to privacy; using profanity, obscenity, or other offensive language; Deliberately displaying obscene pictures of text on the monitor or allowing such images or text to be printed on the institution's printer; Copying commercial software of other commercial materials (including music and movie files) protected by copyright law; Using the institution's network resources for financial gain; Engaging in activities designed to deliberately obstruct other's work, excessively using available network resources; Deliberately causing a machine to crash; Attempting to gain access to areas of any system for which authorized access has not been granted, i.e. “hacking"; Engaging in activities that give simulated sign-off messages, public announcements, or other fraudulent system resources; Engaging in activities that do not have academic merit, such as: storing files not related to academic activities, using peer-to-peer file sharing software and/or deliberately executing files that excessively utilize the system; Giving away your user ID and/or password for any reason under any circumstance; Fraudulently using someone else's ID or password; Having or attempting to change system control information, such as program status, protection codes, and accounting information; Sending others material and then requesting them to send additional messages to others, i.e. chain letters; Sending bulk 'spam' email or intentionally utilizing system resources to send such messages; Unauthorized installation of any drivers, software, or hardware on campus computers; Using the institution's network to launch denial-of-service attacks against any computer or network. Violation of these policies can add and will result in disciplinary action and/or prosecution. You are responsible for all activity that occurs on your user account. Gulf Coast State College and its employees disclaim any responsibility for anything that happens to your personal hardware and/or software while using our services. Accept Button

Once you click accept you will have wireless web access.

Please note, you should never share your username or password with anyone or allow anyone to use your connection. You are responsible for anything done using your account. Applications for may be obtained at the library circulation desk during normal business hours. If you have any questions regarding the usage or setup of your account, please call 769-1551, extension 3303 between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday-Friday, excluding holidays.