Wi-Fi

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UNL provides access to the internet via wireless network available in most buildings on campus as well as many outdoor common areas.

Wi-Fi

Features

UNL AIR

Most computers and mobile devices can connect via campus wireless.

Conference SSID

A unique UNL wireless conference service can be established for participants to a specific conference. Faculty/staff can request a custom SSID name and password for participants to receive wireless access.

eduroam

  • eduroam (education roaming) is a secured wireless network service that allows students, staff, and faculty to use their home institution's wireless credentials to access wireless network services, when visiting other eduroam participating institutions, without having to set up a guest account.
  • eduroam is offered throughout 36 European countries, 6 Asia-Pacific countries, the United States*, and Canada.
  • With hundreds of thousands of wireless access points sharing a common SSID, eduroam acts as one large, world-wide, wireless hotspot.

UNL AIR-E

Wireless encryption provides a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access the network.

UNL students, faculty and staff will now receive added security assurance by connecting to an encrypted wireless network while on campus. Computers are subject to numerous security threats when connecting to a network wirelessly over a radio signal. An encrypted wireless network encodes the radio signal, safeguarding against unauthorized third-party monitoring or intervention.

Information Technology Services Networking has deployed the infrastructure and made the changes necessary to roll out wireless encryption for our campus wireless laptop users.

Guest Access

Campus visitors may select the UNL-Guest network SSID and input their name, email and mobile phone numbers. An access code is sent instantly via a text and email to their mobile device to grant individuals access to the network. Each access credential expires overnight. Visitors may re-register each additional day of their stay. UNL-Guest allows out-bound access to public internet sites, while limiting access to UNL domains.

How to connect to the internet via the encrypted UNL-AIR-E wireless network.

Wireless encryption provides a high level of assurance that your information is not observed when it crosses the wireless segment of the network.
Computers are subject to numerous security threats when connecting to a network wirelessly over a radio signal. An encrypted wireless network encodes the radio signal, safeguarding against unauthorized third-party monitoring or intervention.
It is recommended that you use the UNL configuration wizard to configure your wireless device.  UNL’s secure-it wizard configures your wireless device to access to the "UNL-AIR-E" wireless network. It does not install any software or additional certificates to your wireless device. The wizard makes the fewest possible configuration changes to your native operating system to enable it to connect to the "UNL-AIR-E" network.
Read our Frequently Asked Questions
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE UNL CONFIGURATION WIZARDS

To run the UNL configuration wizard a user would need to be attached to the “UNL-AIR” SSID and then bring up a browser. Then you need to web to the following link:

http://secure-it.unl.edu/

If the configuration Wizard prompts you for a username and password, enter “unlwireless” for the username and “encrypted” as the password.

Secure it screen

You will need to accept the license terms by selecting “Start>”
The process is automated and should take approximately 20 to 30 seconds.
Once completed Windows users will be automatically migrated to the encrypted "UNL-AIR-E" network. Apple users will manually need to connect to the "UNL-AIR-E" network after completing the wizard.

If the Configuration Wizard does not work for your device or you wish to configure your device manually, the following instructions are provided.

You should be able to manually configure any Apple, Windows or Linux Operating System to connect to the encrypted "UNL-AIR-E" wireless network.
 To connect to the encrypted wireless network follow the instructions below.
1)    First you need to register your wireless device’s MAC address so you can connect to the  
“UNL-AIR” network.
To register your wireless MAC go to the following link.  https://its-wlreg.unl.edu  (If you have not done so already)
2)    Verify you are able to connect to the "UNL-AIR" wireless network. After verifying that you can connect to "UNL-AIR" network, configure your wireless device to use WPA2-enterprise.  It may be shown also as PEAP Authentication with MS-CHAP(v2) as the inner authentication mechanism.
3)    When asked for a certificate, choose “none”, “no” or just leave the option blank.
4)    For the username and password we use global credentials. For the username enter “unlwireless” and for the password enter “encrypted”.
When the following steps are completed, you should be able to connect to the “UNL-AIR-E” wireless network.

For additional questions, please contact the Computer Help Center
Phone: 472-3970 or toll-free (866) 472-3970
E-mail: mysupport@unl.edu
6 month access • One device per email address • Re-register for time

Campus visitors may select the UNL-Guest network SSID and input their name, email and mobile phone numbers. An access code is sent instantly via a text and email to their mobile device to grant individuals access to the network. Each access credential expires overnight. Visitors may re-register each additional day of their stay. UNL-Guest allows out-bound access to public internet sites, while limiting access to UNL domains.

Download the flyer

1.

Select UNL-GUEST from the available networks.

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2.

Your browser should automatically open to the guest login page. Click the link for new guests.

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3.

Please complete all the required fields and click "Submit Information". A login name and password will be sent to your email and as a text message to your phone.

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4.

Your request will be acknowledged. Click the link to sign in.

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5.

Enter the login and password retrieved via text/email. Click submit button. Network access will be activated. Questions? Contact the Computer Help Center

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Customer Relations Manager

Kent Eitzmann

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