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How to connect your device to the UWGB wireless network

This document discusses how to configure your personal internet device to connect to the UWGB wireless campus network

To configure your laptop or phone for UWGB Wireless, select your operating system:

Wireless configuration for Windows 7

Wireless configuration for Windows 8

Wireless configuration for iPhone, iPod, and iPad

Wireless configuration for Macintosh OS X

Wireless Configuration for Android

Wireless configuration for Windows Vista

Wireless configuration for Windows XP

Wireless configuration for Windows Phone 8

Wireless networking encrypted with Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise (WPA-E/WPA2-E) technology is provided for faculty, staff, and students.  This service requires that you have a campus network username and password. Encrypted wireless connections make it more difficult for others to "listen in" on your wireless conversation. The service cannot encrypt your data through all the paths it travels, but it does offer a more secure connection. Once you've configured your device to use ‘UWGB Wireless’, you'll be logged in automatically when connecting in the future.

In addition to 'UWGB Wireless' for faculty, staff, and students, there are several wireless options available to campus visitors. Anyone with a compliant wireless device will detect the presence of three wireless networks on campus: 

UWGB Wireless

Students, faculty, and staff should log on to the UWGB Wireless network (How to connect your device to the UWGB wireless network ) to gain encrypted wireless access to the Internet from their personal laptops or other devices. In addition, sponsored guests may be given temporary use of a campus account that they can use to authenticate to the 'UWGB Wireless' network.

UWGB Guest

The UWGB Guest network provides an unsecured wireless connection that is limited to 512kbps data rates and allows only the http, https, and ntp protocols. Once you have configured 'UWGB Guest' and have opened a browser, you will be presented with a login page where you must enter a valid email address. For more information, please visit UWGB Guest - Wireless Connection Instructions

Eduroam

Eduroam is a secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. UW-Green Bay has joined the eduroam consortium and supports the eduroam wireless network service. This enables faculty, staff, and students to access the wireless network at other participating eduroam institutions using their campus network account and password.  This also enables network access on the UWGB wireless network to faculty, staff, and students visiting from eduroam-participating institutions. For more information including access instructions, please see Eduroam Wireless connectivity  eduroam for UWGB personnel while travelling.

If you are a UWGB student, faculty, or staff member and you are traveling to an eduroam-enabled institution, you can use your campus account credentials to connect to their eduroam wireless network.  Access the eduroam-US Web site for more information about eduroam and to see maps of eduroam member institutions.

If your laptop or device detects the eduroam wireless network when you are visiting another institution, select eduroam.  When prompted, enter your UWGB username (including '@uwgb.edu' rather than just your username; i.e. theyerlp@uwgb.edu) and password to connect.  It would be a good idea for you to test eduroam before you leave by connecting to the local UWGB eduroam network.

With the improvedHow to connect your device to the UWGB wireless network ' network, data will now be encrypted as it travels from your device to the wireless access points on campus.  Encrypted wireless connections make it more difficult for others to "listen in" on your wireless conversation.  In addition, anyone with a device that supports the 802.11n and 802.11a wireless protocols will enjoy faster connectivity.


See Also:

How to remove wireless network cached credentials

Campus Wireless - FAQs




Keywords: Wireless, access, how to, connect, device, phone, ipad, android   Doc ID: 24381
Owner: Kevin B.Group: UW Green Bay
Created: 2012-05-17 15:00 CDTUpdated: 2013-10-31 15:02 CDT
Sites: UW Green Bay