How to Connect to the Central Piedmont Wireless Network
Wireless Network Requirements
To connect to the wireless network, you will need:
- A wireless device that is compatible with WiFi networks (802.11a, 802.11g or 802.11n) and is also compatible with the 802.1x protocol (most modern devices are compatible).
- A valid Central Piedmont username and password or guest authorization code.
We cannot offer open access to Central Piedmont wireless networks. Central Piedmont's network is considered a public network. Public networks are subject to specific security and audit standards. These standards require all users to be tracked so we must have all users login to our network, including guests. Fortunately, the wireless network has a self-service portal for guests of the Central Piedmont community to make it easier on first time users or infrequent guests.
In most cases, you will have access to departmental resources if the information is accessible via a web browser or is "cloud enabled." SharePoint, Google Apps, email, and Lync-based phone services are all available via the wireless network. Some sensitive network resources will not be available for security reasons. Wireless printing is not supported.
Available Wireless Networks
There are two wireless networks:
- CPCC: The CPCC wireless network is for both Central Piedmont employees and students. This network requires you to use a valid Central Piedmont username and password. Students must enter @lab.cpcc.edu after their username when connecting.
- CPCCguest: The CPCCguest network features a self-service portal to allow guests a method to create their own accounts instantly. These sessions are temporary and have limited resources available to them.