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Academic Computing

Production Networks


Medical Center’s networks (MEDCTR domain).  Please keep the following network information in mind. 

Wireless Network ID




Secure Production Network

When on campus this will be the auto-configured network.  It is the primary network for your day-to-day use.  Your laptop has been pre-configured to be attached to this one.


Secure Production Network

This is the network for the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) students. Use your medical center username and password to connect.


Unsecured Guest Network

This is the Wake Forest Baptist Guest network for campus locations in downtown Winston, which comes in handy for personal device use.  This network is unsecured and an agreement page must be clicked through to join and utilize.


Unsecured Guest Network

This the Wake Forest Baptist guest network for the Medical Campus (i.e. Hospital and clinics).  Its purpose and function is the same as IQGUEST.

**Wake Forest University advertises wireless networks downtown (production and guest) but they have an entirely different process for joining.  For best results please use the networks above.

**PA students who will attend Appalachian State will be oriented to their networks at the ASU orientation. 

Virtual Private Network

The Wake Portal is used for remote access. 

Password Requirements

Passwords are required to be:

  • Password must a minimum of 12 characters in length.
  • Password must contain at least one lower case letter, one upper case letter, one number, and one special character (!@#$%^&*()_-+=<>?,./).
  • Cannot contain any part of your username
  • Password will force reset every 12 months.
  • You cannot reuse any of your last 6 passwords.
  • Change password using site.

Passwords are not to be:

  • A word found in a dictionary (English or foreign).
  • A common usage word such as: names of family, pets, friends, co-workers, fantasy characters, etc.
  • Words in any language, slang, dialect, jargon, etc., which would be in password cracker lists.
  • Computer terms and names, commands, sites, companies, hardware, software, etc.
  • Words such as "Wake", "WakeHealth", "WFBMC" or any derivation.
  • Birthdays and other personal information such as addresses and phone numbers.
  • A word or number patterns like aaabbb, qwerty, zyxwvuts, 123321, etc.
  • Any of the above spelled backwards.
  • Any of the above preceded or followed by a digit (e.g., secret1, 1secret).

Users are not to:

  • Reveal a password to anyone.
  • Reveal a password on questionnaires.
  • Use the "Remember Password" feature of applications (e.g., Web browsers).
  • Write passwords down and store them anywhere in their office.
  • Store passwords in a file on any computer system (including PDAs or similar devices) without encryption.
  • Use the same password for business and non-business purposes.

For questions, concerns, or to report suspicious activity, contact the Service Desk at 336-716-HELP (6-4357) or email ITS Security at To view this and other announcements from ITS Security, please visit Yammer

Guest Network

The guest network is restricted - Pharos printing ONLY 

Do not connect to the guest network from medical center devices - it will prevent you from getting on the production network.

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