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Student Orientation Guide

Important information for new students of SUNY Downstate

SUNY Downstate campus wireless networks

There are three wireless networks on campus for general usage: DMC-Secure, DMC-Guest & DMCRH.‚Äč


  • For general 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.
  • WILL NOT WORK TO ACCESS CAMPUS RESOURCES! Access to Downstate resources is blocked for security and bandwidth purposes. Use the DMC-Secure network if you are a Downstate student, faculty or staff member.


  • For use in the Residence Halls.
  • Requires a login using your NetID (network) username and password.


 Not sure about your NetID account username and password?

Setting up wireless connectivity on your laptop or mobile device

Please note: In the below instructions, Residence Hall occupants should substitute DMCRH where DMC-Secure appears.

  Windows 7 Instructions

  Windows 10 Instructions

  macOS Instructions

  Android Instructions

  iOS (iPhone/iPad) Instructions