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Wireless

Also known as

Also known as: 
  • Wireless LAN
  • WLAN

Weill Cornell Medical College's wireless network service provides laptop and mobile users with fast and secure access to email and web-based services. It is available in most campus buildings, listed as "WCMC" and "eduroam." A guest network is also available to visitors on campus who do not have access to eduroam wireless.

What's Included

  • WCMC provides secure access to all institutional resources.

  • eduroam provides authenticated wireless access to visitors of Weill Cornell who come from an eduroam partner institution. eduroam allows visitors to access wireless with their own home institution email and password. This network provides unrestricted Internet access for email and VPN client use. Visit the eduroam website for a complete list of eduroam-enabled institutions from around the globe.

  • WCMCGuest provides non-secure access to web pages for guests of WCMC faculty, students and staff. This network does not provide access to any WCMC system or application. Protocols other than HTTP or HTTPS may not be used over this network.

  • WCMC Event Wireless provides event coordinators and attendees a wireless network to connect to securely and quickly. A special code is generated for each event so that event attendees have a dedicated wireless connection. This wireless network does not provide access to internal WCMC systems for security reasons. You can, however, use email clients, such as Outlook or Apple Mail, to access WCMC or external email.

Cost and Fees

WCMC wireless access

eduroam and WCMCGuest wireless access

  • Available at no additional charge

Wireless access point charges

  • Available at no additional cost

Setup fee for additional wireless access points

  • Available at no additional charge, although there may be a fee for cabling work if necessary

Service Requirements

To gain access to the WCMC wireless network, you must have a tagged device. Contact the Service Desk or visit the SMARTDesk in the library for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Which institutions use eduroam?

A: eduroam is available at hundreds of educational institutions in the U.S. and thousands more around the globe. To find out which institutions use eduroam, please click the links below: 
U.S. eduroam locations
International eduroam locations

Q: What is eduroam?

A: eduroam (education roaming) is an authenticated wireless network which allows users from participating institutions to access the Internet from any eduroam-enabled institution.

Q: Who can use eduroam?

A: While on the WCMC campus: 
At this time, if you work for or attend Weill Cornell, you will not need to use the eduroam wireless network while on campus. You should be using the WMC Secure wireless network to have seamless access to all WCMC resources.

If you are a WCMC visitor, you can log into eduroam provided you are part of a partner institution.

While off campus:
If you work for or attend Weill Cornell and are visiting a partner institution that uses eduroam, you can use your WCMC credentials to log into their eduroam wireless network.

Status

Good

Use this service

  • To access WMCGuest wireless, select the network from your available wireless access points. You must agree to the usage policy to gain access.

  • Visitors from an institution that supports eduroam can locate the eduroam wireless network on their device and use their own institutional credentials to access our network.

Need Help?

myHelpdesk
(212) 746-4878
Monday-Friday
Open: 7am-7pm
SMARTDesk
WCM Library Commons
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY
M-F 9am-6pm
Sat. 10am-6pm
Sun. 12pm-8pm

575 Lexington
3rd Floor
New York, NY
M-F 9am-5pm

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