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Login Instructions for Windows XP


To verify that your wireless network card is properly setup to access the Bronx Community College Wireless Network please do the following.


Click the Start button and go to Control Panel.


Once in the Control Panel, click on Network Connections.


Double click on the Wireless Network Connection.


Wireless Network Connection Status will appear. Click on the Properties button.


On the Wireless Network Connections Properties, highlight the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) option and click Properties.


On the Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Properties, you will be able to see the settings for your computer. Make sure that you write down any of the settings before they are deleted. Select the following options (marked with the red arrow).

  • Obtain an IP Address Automatically
  • Obtain DNS Server Address automatically

Click the Advanced Button…


Clicking the Advanced button, click on the DNS tab and make sure that the there are no IP addresses listed in this option. DNS suffix for this connection section should also be empty.


Click on the WINS tab and make sure this is also empty.

Click OK for the settings to take effect.


Go back to the Network Connections and right click on the Wireless Network Connection. Select (View Available Wireless Network) from the menu options.


After clicking on the View Available Wireless Network, the viewer will pop up here and you will be able to see all the available Wireless Networks, near to you. Click on the BCC-WNET and hit the connect button. You will be able to see a message on the Network Connection saying (Now Acquiring IP address) and then (Connected)


Open you browser. A Security Certificate will pop up. Click on the Yes button and the web login page will appear.

12. Type in your Bronx Community College credentials (User Name and Password) to access the internet or any network resources that might apply to you. If you think that you don’t have any credentials or if you are a visitor, please contact the Help desk and they will provide you with a temporary login user name and password.

At this point, you are ready to use BCC-WNET.


There are two ways to log out:

  1. You will be automatically logged out of the system after 15 minutes of inactivity.
  2. Clicking on the log out windows which will be displayed on the right lower side of the browser.

If you wish to login back into the system, just open the browser again and sing on.

By using BCC-WNET, you acknowledge that it is possible for personal information to be compromised while being transmitted. Bronx Community college cannot be held responsible for any resulting loss or damages and, as such, BCC-WNET encourages its users to utilize secure services when accessing network resources wirelessly.
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