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Wireless Network

Phoenix College currently offers free wireless Internet to all students, faculty, staff, and guests.  There are three wireless networks at Phoenix College:

  • maricopa: Open network; no encryption; web browsing only
  • BearNet-Student: MEID authentication required; no encryption; full access
  • GrizzlyNet-Staff; WPA2 encryption; full access

Accessing a wireless network at PC is straightforward and resembles the interface of other wireless ‘hotspot’ providers:

  1. Use your computer’s wireless utility to connect to the appropriate wireless network (also known as the SSID).  
  2. Open a web browser.  You should be directed to an acceptable terms of use page for maricopa.  For BearNet You should be redirected to the Phoenix College BearNet-Student login screen.  If not, enter the word “login” in your browsers address bar.
  3. Read and accept the Phoenix College Policy for Use of Information Technologies
  4. Enter your MEID and password and click on the Submit button.  

Faculty and Staff should contact the help desk at 5-7200 to receive the WPA2 code for GrizzlyNet