Computer usage / Internet and local area network access
- The use of the Internet and local area (wired and wireless) networks by employees, students and visitors of NCK Tech is permitted and encouraged where such use supports the business and educational goals, objectives and policies of North Central Kansas Technical College.
- NCK Tech provides three separate 802.11n wireless networks for our end users convenience. A public wireless network, a Dorms wireless network, and a private college wireless network. Any NCK Tech employee, student or visitor may bring their own devices* to connect to our public wireless networks** to access the Internet.
- Students living in
the dorms*** (Beloit campus only); a secured wireless
Internet connection is available for laptops and wireless
Note: A dorms (Homework Network) is available for residents who register their Laptop's MAC Address with the colleges IT Department. To register your laptop, just bring your laptop to the colleges IT Department located in the Computer Technology building Monday through Friday 8:00AM to 4:00PM.
- Visitors to NCK Tech may join our "NCK Tech Guests" wireless network for free Internet access which is located in our Student Union and Administration Building on the Beloit campus, and in our Administration Building on the Hays campus. Additionally, visitors may also use any of our guest computers in our Beloit campus Student Union or Hays campus Administration Building.
- The NCK Tech IT Dept. has made arrangements with CDW-G to offer enrolled students, faculty and staff discounted pricing on computers, software and computer related items available at the college's discounted pricing level. These discounts from CDW-G can be significant, so please visit the CDW-G website.
* Older 802.11b and
802.11g clients may
not be able to connect to these wireless networks. To learn more about our public wireless network, please read NCK Tech's
Wi-Fi Warning and Disclaimer.
** NCK Tech's public wireless network offers two choices to connect to; an open 802.11n wireless network (NCK Tech Guests) and a secured 802.11n wireless network (NCK Tech Campus). For information on how to connect to our (NCK Tech Campus) wireless network, please visit our Wireless Access page on our Intranet while on campus. The NCK Tech Guests and NCK Tech Campus wireless networks are provided for your convenience and are to be used, AT YOUR OWN RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY. They are available to any NCK Tech student, visitor or employees personal laptops, and SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED SECURE. All wireless networks are provided as is; without guarantee of service or support. The college cannot and will not guarantee the privacy or security of your data or communications while connected to one these wireless networks. All wireless network activity is logged and may be monitored for misuse or misconduct without notice.
*** Additional Dorms Internet access information.