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Network Services

Hocking College Network Services

Hocking College offers a high speed, high reliability voice and data network.

Our data network provides a mix of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps switched Ethernet to every office, classroom, lab and residence hall on the Hocking campus, with 802.11 B/G wireless Internet available within designed areas of the campus.

Internet Bandwidth

Hocking College is connected to the Internet through OARnet, with 200 Mbps of total availability.

200 Mbps, dedicated to on-campus academics and administrative resources, which is linked into peer Universities and Colleges, K-12 schools and economic development centers.

Wireless @ Hocking FAQs

  • Hocking College has provided Wireless access to faculty and registered students in the following locations:
    Cafeteria in John Light Hall
    Concourse, 1st floor John Light Hall
    Library, 1st floor Davidson Hall
    Natural Resources, 1st floor lobby
    Public Safety Services, 1st floor lobby
    Recreation Center
    The Inn at Hocking
    Washington Hall
    Downhour Hall
    North Hall

  • The Hocking Wireless network supports 802.11a, 802.11b or 802.11g compatible Wireless Network Interface Cards (Wireless NIC). Your laptop or PDA must have these interfaces installed and functioning properly, or order to connect to the Hocking Wireless network.

  • Configuration

    To connect to the Wireless Network, you must configure your Service Set Identifier (SSID) or your Wireless device in the Wireless configuration. The following list identifies which SSID is located at each facility:


    Hocking's main campus has one unified SSID that services Natural Resources, Public Safety Services, Library, Cafeteria in John Light Hall, Concourse in John Light Hall and Recreation Center. SSID = hocking.

    Location SSID
    Main Campus hocking
    Washington Hall wash1
    The Inn hocking
    SceneShop hocking


    A web browser, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape is required to use the Wireless. Computer Network Services also recommends that your virus scanner (Symantec or McAfee) is working and up to date. Hocking also requests that you run updates for your computer regularly. Microsoft updates can be checked online by visiting

  • Wireless networks should be considered unsecured. Hocking's Wireless network is no exception to this rule, and should be used appropriately. Connections are logged and monitored on a regular basis. Hocking make no claims of security, use at your own risk.

  • Services that will be available through the Hocking Wireless network include:

    • HTTP
    • HTTPS
  • Hocking College provides computing resources to support the academic activities of the institution. The resources are intended for the sole use of the college faculty, staff, students and other authorized users.

    By utilizing Hocking College computing and network resources, you give consent to accessing and monitoring, in order to enforce this policy and to protect the integrity of computer systems or the rights or property of the university. System administrators may examine or make copies of files that are suspected of misuse or that have been corrupted or damaged.