Wireless Network

Connecting to the NOVA Wireless Network

  • The NOVA wireless network is for NOVA faculty, staff and student use only.
  • Access to the wireless network is granted through your faculty, staff and student accounts.
  • Use of the NOVA wireless network by non-NOVA employees or students is forbidden.
  • Sharing of accounts is also forbidden.
  • All network access may be monitored.
  • Any illegal use of the wireless network will be reported to the proper authorities.

Please Remember...

Please remember that specific instructions cannot be provided for all devices. You should be familiar with your specific device and how to configure it before trying to connect to NOVA wireless. 
If you need further assistance, please contact the IT Help Desk at 703.426.4141 or services.nvcc.edu.

How to Connect to the NOVA Wi-Fi

Windows/Apple Device

  1. Click on the wireless network icon/wireless settings on your device.
  2. Select NOVAwifi and select Connect.
  3. Enter nvcc\NVCC Username OR directory\myNOVA Username (e.g., nvcc\jsmith OR directory\js21805) and your NVCC Password OR myNOVA Password then click the OK button.
  4. Click Connect and accept the security certificate.
  5. When connected, the WiFi icon (located in the system tray or at the top of the device screen) indicates the wireless signal strength.

Chrome/Android Device

  1. Click on the wireless network icon/wireless settings on your device.wifi-updated.jpeg
  2. Select NOVAwifi and enter the following settings:
    • EAP method: PEAP
    • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPv2
    • CA certificate: Do not use
    • Online Certificate Status (Android 12 or below): Do not verify
    • Domain (Android 12 or below): nvcc.edu OR nvstu.edu (depending upon which side you're connecting to)
    • Identity: nvcc\NVCC Username OR directory\myNOVA Username (e.g., nvcc\jsmith OR directory\js21805)
    • Password: NVCC Password OR myNOVA Password
  3. Click Connect and accept the security certificate.
  4. (Android 13) Click Yes, connect when prompted to trust the network.Wifi instructions 2
  5. (Chrome) After entering all these settings, REBOOT. When the computer turns back on, click on your desired network, and a connection should be established within 10 seconds.
  6. When connected, the WiFi icon (located in the system tray or at the top of the device screen) indicates the wireless signal strength.