Wi-Fi is managed by the division of Infrastructure Services
How to Login to the Student Wi-Fi
To ensure only authorized users are utilizing the University’s bandwidth resources, the Wi-Fi network at Bethune-Cookman University will periodically ask you to login through your web browser.
To access the wireless network, you will need your computer / domain username and password. This is the same username / password used to login to the lab computers and is different from your Wildcat Web or BCU Email account.
- Example Username - Jane.D.Doe
- Do NOT include @students.cookman.edu or @cookman.edu
Your initial password is 00 followed by your student ID. If your student ID is 123456, your initial password will be:
- Example Password - 00123456 or 123456
- Please do NOT include @students.cookman.edu in your username when you login to the wireless.
SMART TVs and GAMING CONSOLES
If you have a Samsung Smart TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Vizio Smart TV, Google TV, Playstation, Xbox or Nintendo you will not have to sign-in with your device. Once you have successfully connected to BCUStudents or BCUStudent-5GHz, your device will automatically be authenticated and logged in.
Apple TVs will require authentication and have to be logged in using your username and password. If your Apple TV has a browser installed, you can open the login page and sign in. If you are having difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and include your phone number, residence hall and room number.
BCUStudents vs. BCUStudent-5GHz
If your device supports dual band (2.4GHz and 5GHz) Wi-Fi, you will see an option to connect to theBCUStudent-5GHz network. The 5GHz band is newer, less susceptible to interference, and supports much faster data rates. If the BCUStudents-5GHz is an available wireless network option, we recommend that you select the BCUStudents-5GHz network for your Wi-Fi connection.
Wi-Fi Wireless Printers
Many consumer grade printers now feature Wi-Fi connectivity. While these printers may work well in a home environment, experience has shown they do not function well on BCU’s network. We highly recommend connecting to your printer with a USB cord. Because these printers work unreliably and unpredictably when connected to the campus Wi-Fi, BCU Center for Information Technology staff does not support Wi-Fi printers.