SWIC Wi-Fi for Students | Southwestern Illinois College

FAQ

Q What is SWIC Wi-Fi?

A It is a wireless networking system that allows laptop users to access the Internet on campus.

Q Who can use SWIC Wi-Fi?

A You must be a SWIC student and have a username and password.

Q What username and password do I use to access SWIC Wi-Fi?

A Students use their student ID number and eSTORM password.

Q Is there a fee to use SWIC Wi-Fi?

A SWIC Wi-Fi is free to students and staff of SWIC.

Q Is the network secure?

A SWIC Wi-Fi is as secure as any open network. It is the individual website, not the network, that provides security. Always ensure you are on an SSL-encrypted page before sending or receiving confidential information.

When you access SWIC Wi-Fi network, you are presented with a Terms of Use Agreement. Please make sure you agree to the terms and conditions of usage prior to using the SWIC Wi-Fi network.

Q What equipment do I need to access SWIC’s wireless network?

A You will need a laptop or notebook computer, tablet, or phone equipped with:

An Internet browser
A Wi-Fi-compliant 802.11 g/n wireless Ethernet card, which supports WPA encryption and is properly installed with all required drivers and utilities/software functioning. If you are unsure, please consult the documentation that came with your computer or wireless card or visit the manufacturer’s website.
A firewall and antivirus software that are enabled is highly recommended.

Q Do I really have to have a firewall and up-to-date antivirus software?

A It is your responsibility to ensure that your system or device is secure. SWIC recommends that your antivirus software is up to date and enabled and that your firewall is enabled.

Q How do I access SWIC Wi-Fi?

A Please follow the steps below.

1. Turn on your computer/tablet/phone.
2. Open your wireless-connections window(s) until you have a view of wireless networks.
3. Select the “SWIC Student” wireless network.
4. Connect to the network.
5. Open a browser window.
6. Browse to any http:// website.
NOTE: Make sure you are not trying to browse to an https:// site.
7. The login page should come up. Enter your user ID and password.
8. Read and accept the Terms of Use Agreement.
9. Please do not run any file-sharing or other P2P applications, such as BitTorrent or uTorrent. SWIC monitors use of P2P applications and other file sharing activities that may be related to copyright infringement, and using them can result in account deactivation.