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Wi-Fi Access on Campus

Access to SUNY Downstate campus wireless networks

There are two wireless networks for general usage: DMC/DMCRH and DMC-Portal.

DMC (or "DMCRH" in the Residence Halls):

  •  For Downstate students, faculty and staff who have campus network (Active Directory) accounts.
  •  Use this network if you can; it will allow access to more resources.

To access the DMC wireless network students, faculty and staff will need to log in using your campus network (Active Directory) accountThis is a different account from your email account.

  • Your username is your nine-digit Downstate student ID number; your password is the one you were issued by Student Admissions for email, Banner and the Application Checklist when you first started. 
Staff, Faculty:
  • Most faculty/staff already know their campus network username and password since they use those to log onto their Downstate computer.  Your username is your first initial and last name (up to a total of 8 letters). 

If you do not know your password, please call or email the Help Desk (718-270-4357; or the Academic Computing and Technology Office (718-270-7416;

Instructions for setting up your laptop, tablet or smartphone can be found at


  • For guests. Restricted/limited access to selected resources.
  • Only use this network if you don’t have a campus network (Active Directory) account.