How to connect to ARC’s Wi-Fi


Students have a guide to connect to that tricky American River College Wi-Fi network. (photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

Cheyenne Drury and Tracy Holmes

By Tracy Holmes and Cheyenne Drury

In the beginning of each semester, students flock to the library and Student Center to use the internet to get their course work done.

When the computer labs in the library and Learning Resource Center are occupied, students start to use their own devices to get assignments finished on time.

All students registered to Los Rios Community College District have access to the LRCCD Wi-Fi network. Everyone can connect to the internet, however, not everyone knows how.

Rebecca Fasolo is a sports medicine major at American River College.

“It wasn’t too difficult to connect to the net, but when I started here they had just changed the process to using your student ID number and password, nobody understood that when it happened,” she said. “A lot of people forget their password.”

Accessing the internet on campus can seem like a difficult task at first, but it’s easier than it looks. Here are the steps to connect:

  1. Open the Wi-Fi connection settings on a phone or laptop.
  1. Select “LRCCD.”
  2. When prompted for a username and password, enter a valid student ID (W+ ID number) and the same password used for eServices and Canvas.

The networks “arc instruct” and “guest,” won’t log you in properly.

Students should remember that their passwords regularly expire and they will be instructed to update it when necessary.

Forgetting passwords is a common problem, so students should be sure to write it in a safe place.

If a student’s password on eServices needs to be reset, the Wi-Fi certificate needs to be killed. This needs to be done manually.

The Wi-Fi indicator appears in the top right or left corner of the phone device, or bottom right for laptops. Select “Forget Network”; this will force the Wi-Fi certificate out of your device.

Then a new certificate will need to be added to your device. Again, a valid username must be entered (W+ ID number) and the same password used for eServices and Canvas and you are on ARC’s Wi-Fi.

The most important thing to remember is your password — reset your password for the Los Rios eServices network when necessary, and to make sure to enter that into the Wi-Fi network.