Connect your Laptop or Personal Device to Mott

Use your personal device across campus! Configure your own device for wireless on MCC's campus and in just a few minutes you are ready to access your email, Canvas and other Internet functions.

MCC Main Campus and Satellites

Wireless is available throughout the MCC main campus and at our satellite locations. Remember that distance from the router and differences in laptop computers and other devices determine your signal strength.

If you are having difficulty using MCC's wireless network contact the Help Desk 1208 Curtice-Mott Complex or call (810) 767-4357.

Accessing Internet Away from Campus

If you don’t have access to internet at your primary residence, consider these tips:

  1. Use Your Internet Service Provider’s Hotspots

    One simple way to find Wi-Fi away from home is to use your home provider. For example, if you’re a Comcast user, you will have access to Xfinity Wi-Fi networks when traveling. For most ISP networks, check their Wi-Fi page on the main site or download their hotspot app. Find a hotspot by entering an address or form of location. Then connect to your ISP’s available hotspots.

    Helpful ISP hotspot pages:

  2. Use Your Phone as a Hotspot

    This is also known as tethering. Some carriers have restrictions on how much data can be used for tethering or charged for using the feature, so be sure to check with your provider.

    Common wireless service providers:

    • Verizon: 1-800-922-0204
    • AT&T: 1-800-288-2020
    • Sprint: 1-844-764-8359
    • T-Mobile: 1-800-937-8997

Public Wi-Fi: How to Stay Safe

If you choose to use public Wi-Fi, consider taking these appropriate steps to protect yourself:

  • Keep antivirus installed and up to date
  • Use a VPN
  • Be skeptical if it’s too easy to connect (ex. no agreement page)
  • Only browse on HTTPS websites
  • Refrain from accessing confidential data (ex. bank account)
  • Avoid performing online transactions
  • Verify popular Wi-Fi networks are correct (ex. Starbucks WiFi vs. Free Starbucks WiFi)
  • Always make sure paid Wi-Fi is legitimate and use a third-party payment system
  • Cover your keyboard when entering any passwords or credentials
  • If the connection is slow, it could be due to the device rerouting to the hacker’s access point

Need Help?

Contact the MCC Service Desk at (810) 762-4357 or submit a new ticket through the 2Help Request system for our IT administrators to assist.