Getting Connected - Wireless


Green Wifi SymbolWiFi Green Zones

The College has put together a map and list of open spaces on campus for wireless access both indoors and outdoors. 
You can connect to the wireless and take your class remotely from these areas, if need be.  

Below is a map of the Parking Lot areas that have Wireless Access.

  • Green signifies a good signal.
  • Yellow signifies a lower signal.
  • The current wireless access points are red triangles.

Wireless Green Zones

Building

Area

COVID-19 Estimated Capacity

Areas less than 10 Seats

School of Business

Main Lobby

5

School of Business

2nd Floor End Lounge

5

School of Business

3rd Floor End Lounge

5

School of Business

Hallway Lounges

2-4

Hale

2nd Floor Lobby

5

Whitman

Main Lobby

5

Gleeson

Main Lobby

8-10

Gleeson

Hall Lounges (2)

5

Greenley

Library (2nd Fl Silent Lab)

5

Lupton

1st Floor Lobby

5

Conklin

First Floor Hallway Lounge

5-8

 

 

 

Areas with 10-30 Seats

Campus Center

Lounge

15

School of Business

Atrium

15

Hale

Main Lobby

15

Whitman

Basement

10

Gleeson

Basement

10

Greenley

Library (1st Fl Computer Stations)

18

Greenley

Library (1st Fl Study Seating)

14

Greenley

Library (Lower Level Study Seating)

20

Greenley

Library (2nd Fl CTLT Seminar Room)

15

Conklin

Basement Floor Student Lounge

30

Lupton

2nd Floor Lounge

10

 

 

 

Areas more than 30 seats

Campus Center

Retail Dining

40

Campus Center

Ballroom

50

Greenley

Library (2nd Fl Study Seating)

40

 


FSC_Secure  -  For Windows, Macs, iOS and Android devices

  • FSC_Secure is the preferred method as it provides a high level of security.
  • When connecting to FSC_Secure, you will be prompted for your Farmingdale username (do not include @farmingdale.edu) and your password.
  • When your password expires, you will need to update your device with the new password.
  • For Android (phone/tablet) and iOS (iPhone/iPad) settings, follow the steps in the FSC_Secure handout.

FSC_WiFi  -  For Gaming, Smart or similar wifi capable devices

  • When connecting to FSC_WiFi, you will be prompted with a login page... https://www.farmingdale.edu/wifi

                                                   Wifi Login

  • Enter your Farmingdale username/password.  After accepting the terms of the FSC Acceptable Use Policy, click Log in.
  • After a successful login, you will have access for 120 days.  Each subsequent connection will not be prompted to login until the 120 days expire (enough for a whole semester).
  • For Guest Users, click on the link for 24 hour guest access (requires a text message to be a phone number).
  • For Gaming or Streaming devices, manually add your device here.
  • Enter your Farmingdale username/password and click Log In.
  • Click "Create" and enter your Device Name, MAC Address and then click Create Device.  Your device is now registered on the wireless.

Difference Between FSC_Secure and FSC_WiFi

  • FSC_Secure
    FSC_Secure is the preferred method as it provides a high level of security and, in most cases is easier.  It is for any devices that can authenticate via WPA2-Enterprise. This would include Windows, Macs, iOS, Android and other devices.  It is more secure as it individually encrypts each session.
    * You will have to re-connect to the wireless every 120 days or when you change your password.
  • FSC_WiFi
    Open WiFi network (no network level encryption).  It requires associating your MAC address to a username.  That username/MAC association is then stored for 120 days.
    For those that use FSC_WiFi, their client will still end-to-end encrypt data that should be via HTTPS or other encryption method if the service provider has configured it for such.  FSC_WiFi is all encompassing and is for those that cannot or do not want to connect to FSC_Secure.
    * You will have to re-connect to the wireless every 120 days.

Having issues connecting to the WiFi, visit "Troubleshooting Connection Issues".


If you still have difficulty connecting to the wireless, email helpdesk@farmingdale.edu the below information:

  1. Error message you're getting
  2. Full Name
  3. Ram ID#
  4. Farmingdale Username
  5. Make and model of the device
  6. MAC address of the device
  7. Phone Number

Information Technology

helpdesk@farmingdale.edu

How to place a Helpdesk request:

Either email or call the Helpdesk

     Email:  helpdesk@farmingdale.edu
     Phone: 934-420-2754

Helpdesk Hours:
     Monday - Friday ..... 8:00am - 9:00pm

Last Modified 9/29/20