How do I access SWIC Wi-Fi?
1. Go to a designated hot spot on campus.
2. Turn on your laptop.
3. Open your wireless-connections window(s), until you
have a view of wireless networks.
4. Select SWIC Wi-Fi.
5. Enter encryption key: swic2500carlyle1
If you see WPA-PSK/TKIP, select it.
6. Connect to network.
7. Open a browser window and allow popups.
8. Enter your eSTORM user ID number and password.
10. When the logout window pops up, keep it open until
you are ready to log out.
11. Your browser should go to swic.edu. Once you leave
the SWIC home page, your computer will be scanned
by the gateway to determine your antivirus, firewall
and infection status and to ensure you are not running
P2P applications, such as Skype, LimeWire, Azureus, THE HOW
Napster, Kazaa, BitTorrent, u Torrent, etc. If you pass,
you will be allowed to surf the Web freely.
Where are the hot spots on campus?
ISB Coffee Shop
ISB second-floor lounge
MC second-floor east and west lounges
Sam Wolf Granite City Campus:
Red Bud Campus:
The lounge directly outside the library
Think it. Be it.
What is SWIC Wi-Fi?
It is a wireless networking system that allows laptop users to What firewall should I use?
access the Internet on campus. Windows firewalls:
Who can use SWIC Wi-Fi? CA Firewall
You must be a SWIC student or employee and have a username BlackICE Firewall
and password. SWIC uses WPA encryption that prevents anyone Outpost Firewall
outside the college from accessing the network. Norton Personal Firewall
Kerio Personal Firewall
What username and password do I use?
Integrity Client for ZoneAlarm
• Students use student ID number and eSTORM password.
• Employees use their iSTORM login information.
CheckPoint Integrity Linux Client
Is there a fee? RedHat Linux 9 Firewall
SWIC Wi-Fi is free to students and staff of SWIC.
Is the network secure? Macintosh OS X Firewall
SWIC Wi-Fi is as secure as any open network. It is the individual
website, not the network, that provides security. Always ensure
you are on an SSL-encrypted page before sending or receiving What antivirus software should I use?
confidential information. Windows PC users should install one of the following:
When you access the SWIC Wi-Fi network, you are presented Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus
to the terms and conditions of usage prior to using the Wi-Fi Sophos Antivirus
network. Kaspersky Antivirus
Trend Micro PC-cillin or OfficeScan
What equipment do I need? Symantec Norton Antivirus
You will need a laptop or notebook computer with: NOD32 Antivirus
• An Internet browser that is set to allow popups and can accept Avast! Antivirus
ActiveX controls or Java 1.4 or higher. F-Secure Antivirus
• A Wi-Fi-compliant 802.11 b/g wireless Ethernet card, which BitDefender Antivirus
supports WPA encryption and is properly installed with all
required drivers and utilities/software functioning. If you are Linux users should install one of the following:
unsure, please consult the documentation that came with your Kaspersky Antivirus
computer or wireless card or visit the manufacturer’s website. AVG Antivirus
• A firewall and antivirus software that are turned on.
Mac users should install one of the following:
Do I really have to have a firewall and up-to-date Avast! Antivirus
antivirus software? Computer Associates eTrust Antivirus
Yes. Each time you log in to the network, the wireless gateway McAfee VirusScan
will scan your computer for updated antivirus software and an Symantec Norton Antivirus
active firewall and ensure your computer is free of common ClamXav Antivirus
harmful Trojans/spyware/malware and P2P apps. If any of the Intego VirusBarrier
required components are not installed and enabled or if your Sophos Antivirus
computer is infected, you won’t be allowed access to the net-
Trend Micro PC-cillin or OfficeScan
work. It’s your responsibility to ensure your computer is clean
and protected. SWIC cannot support fixing your personal PC.