Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Wi-Fi Access

Note: Use of some of the RVC Wi-Fi networks require authentication via an account because RVC is required to track any access to the Internet.  Employees and Students use their network accounts for access. Employees may request an account for a long-term Guest by using the Quarry at Info. Technology/IT HelpDesk/Guest Network Account Request.

The RVC Wireless Networks (SSIDs)


This is for RVC employee laptops that can log into the network.You must setup RVC using your employee network login and password.This requires a one-time secure setup on your laptop.A request can be made through an eticket. Once your laptop is set up, you will not be required to manually supply login credentials on a daily basis. RVC laptops will have access to network files, printing and the Internet.

If you log into this using a non-domained (can't log into the network) device, access will be slower and you will not have access to RVC resources.


Employees and students with network accounts can use this to access the Internet* using Wi-Fi capable personal devices (tablets, phones, laptops). Log in using your network account however; it is not a secure network. You will only have access to the Internet*. This is not a permanent connection. You will have to login to use it. You will login using your web browser. This is the fastest option for employees and students using your own devices.

This is what you will see when you open your browser under the RVC-Easy-Web Wi-Fi.


Open access to the Internet* for RVC guests for short-term access. It is an unsecure, limited-bandwidth connection and may slow down at times.


If you are an employee and have an Apple iOS device, we have several enabled locations which allow you to 'mirror' your device output to the workstation and onto the projector, using RVC's wi-fi. These instructions are subject to change as we roll out more areas which are enabled for mirroring. Employees will not have access to local RVC file and print services when using this network.

RVC Wi-Fi Resources


Test Video Files

These video files are local at RVC and will help you test if your wi-fi connection is working or not.  If these local RVC videos play for you, but other Internet-based videos do not, then the problem is due to delays related to Internet services or remote website congestion.


RVC Wireless Access Point Locations

These maps indicate where wireless access points are positioned but may not necessarily indicate signal strength in certain areas.  These maps are subject to change due to adjustments and improvements in our wireless network.  Efforts will be made to update these maps as substantial changes are made by adding or moving wireless access points.