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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-Wireless.

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

  •  Private (hidden) network: the name will not appear in the list of available networks.
  •  For use by Downstate students, faculty and staff.  Requires a login using your NetID (network) username and password.
  •  Users can access Downstate resources.


  • Public network for use by hospital/campus guests to access Internet resources.  No login required.
  • Access to Downstate resources is blocked for security and bandwidth purposes.  Use the "hidden" DMC network if you are a Downstate student, faculty or staff member.
Instructions for setting up your laptop, tablet or smartphone can be found at
Not sure about your NetID account username and password?
  • Your NetID username is your nine-digit Downstate student ID number.  You received your NetID password in an email from Student Admissions prior to your arrival on campus. 
Faculty and Staff:
  • Your NetID username is your first initial and last name (up to a total of 8 letters). Your NetID password is the one you already use to log into campus resources such as email. .

If you do not know your password, please call or email the Help Desk (718-270-4357;