LapTop Reference Sheet

Logon to laptop

The laptop should auto-log you onto the Desktop. 

If it doesn’t, enter:


Password: [blank]

Wireless Network Access

Note:  It is against District security policy to plug your personal or campus provided laptop into a physical jack on the campus network.  You may only use the Wireless Network on campus.

To connect to a wireless access point (WAP), make sure that the wireless device is turned on.

(There’s a switch either above the keyboard or on the front side of the laptop). Turning off the Wi-Fi card when not in use, can save a considerable amount of power from the battery.

*Double-click the Wi-Fi icon in the lower right corner to bring up a list of available access points and select the best one with the strongest signal. 

If the WiFi Access Point (WAP) has a padlock next to it in the network list that means it’s secure and you’ll need a password to connect to it. WiFi Access Points listed as "NSCC-AP" or "NSCC-N" belong to North Seatttle College.

To access the Internet, you will need to logon using your NetID.

If you have problems logging in, please contact the Call Center at 206-934-3630 or submit a help request.

File Transfers from campus I:\ drive to laptop

At home or on the road, you can connect to your I:\ and M:\ drive folders using an application called Filezilla located under

Start – Programs – Internet Applications - Filezilla

Instructions are here:

You can also use SonicWall VPN software.  There’s an icon on your desktop called ‘Connection to NSC VPN’ Double-click icon, click Enable, and you should be challenged to enter your NetID username and password.  Wait patiently for it to connect.  You should see a pop-up window on the lower right of the screen that shows you’re connected.

Connecting to your I:\ and M:\ drive on campus wireless

You can connect to your I:\ and M:\ drive by clicking on the desktop shortcut called “Map I and M Drive” or on the search bar type: mapdrive.  Type your NetID username and password at the prompts.

Save your Battery

Remember to shut down the computer if you are not going to use it for several hours.  If you just put the computer to ‘sleep’, the battery will die within a day or so.  Once, the battery has been completely discharged, it will no longer charge to 100% capacity and will get much worse if discharged completely again.  Always keep the battery charged.  If storing the laptop, make sure to charge the battery once every-other month, so that the battery does not completely drain.



Need a NetID?

Students: Set one up now!

Employees: See your supervisor.