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.

Wireless (WiFi) Authentication

Mott User ID

Mott User ID’s are assigned to all current students, faculty, staff, and retirees. A Mott User ID is a generic identifier auto-generated from the user’s first and last name.

Your User ID is your personal identifier at MCC and serves as your login to many campus computing and networking services.

MCC Network Registration

To connect to the MCC network and Internet, you must register computers, mobile devices, and other devices (e.g., smart TV, gaming system) with CloudPath (a network access control system). You must register separately for wired (Ethernet) and wireless connections.

Connecting Personal Computers & Mobile Devices
  1. Connect to the Wi-Fi network, "Mott"
  2. Wait for a page to open automatically for network registration
  3. Select the link, "Start" button
  4. If the page doesn’t open, ensure to check the box and agree to the Terms of Conditions
  5. Sign in with your Mott User ID and password
  6. Choose the from the device types below and follow the instructions to install the profile
  7. When complete, your device will show a connection to the secured wireless network.

Connecting as a Guest to MCC's wireless network (WiFi)

MCC guests and visitors can connect to Mott Guest Wireless without needing an MCC User ID or to register their devices.

While on campus, simply select the "Mott" wireless SSID, once the splash page loads, select "Guest" access. Fill out your phone number and you will receive a text message with a 4 digit code. Enter the code and select done to get connected.

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


Eduroam is a wireless network access service that allows global Wi-Fi compatibility between academic institutions and organizations. Students, researchers, staff, and faculty from a participating institution can access the wireless networks of any other participating institution by using their home institution’s credentials.

This means that visitors to MCC have easy access to Wi-Fi while on campus, and the MCC community has easy access when visiting other institutions across the world!

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.