Student Services

PVC-WiFi Information

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The Infrastructure Resources and Technology Services (IRTS) department at Paradise Valley Community College is pleased to provide free wireless Internet access on campus.


Visitors:

Join the 'maricopa' network
Information Technology has retired the 'pvc-wifi' network for public use and has replaced it with a new network for visitors called 'maricopa'. This is part of a district-wide initiative to standardize the look and feel of the wireless experience as students and staff travel between colleges. Over the coming weeks you should see this same Wi-Fi network being deployed at our sister colleges. This network will not require a login, and can be accessed for up to 12 hours per session. 

Students and Employees:

Join the 'pumas' network
In addition to our new easier to use "maricopa" network for visitor access, we are proud to announce another improvement for students and employees of MCCCD. Users may choose the new 'pumas' network for increased bandwidth and more services when connecting their personal mobile devices (BYOD). This network will require an MEID login, but it will keep your login connected for 90-days! 

Anybody who is registered within the Maricopa Community Colleges Student Information System (SIS) can access it using your MyMaricopa/Canvas credentials to get authenticated:

MEID (Maricopa Enterprise Identification)
example: JIQZX12345
Password

 

If you are not registered with the Maricopa Community College District, you can visit My Maricopa and register for an MEID. It generally takes about 20 minutes to establish your MEID. Once your information is in the Maricopa Student Information System, you will be able to access the PVCC wireless network.


Frequently Asked Questions

I can't see the "maricopa" network on my computer.

Make sure your wireless is turned on, make sure you choose the wireless network "maricopa" and click to connect.

I can load the login portal, but I keep failing authentication.

Verify that you are correctly typing in your MEID and password. If you forgot your password, please contact the Help Desk at (602) 787-7780

How long can I stay connected the wireless network?

Your login session has a timeout after 30 days of inactivity. As long you visit the campus on a regular basis, you will not be required to reauthorize.

Can I print from my BYOD device?

No. Printing is not available for BYOD device users.

Can I access WiFi with more than one device at a time?

Yes. Each device will require it's own authentication in order to register for use.