The University of Nebraska provides access to the internet and university resources via a wireless network available on campus as well as many common outdoor areas.
How to connect your computers and mobile devices to the UNL wireless network.
Step 1 - Your Identity
Manage your My.UNL ID
To register for wireless service on campus and access most online services, you’ll need to know your My.UNL ID and password.
* Don’t know your My.UNL ID? Visit a computer lab on campus or other computer that’s already connected and visit trueyou.nebraska.edu to claim your account.
- Never share your password
- Use a password of at least eight characters and try using a pass phrase
- Change your password often
- Don’t use the same password on multiple sites
- Treat your password like your credit card number - identity theft is real
Step 2 - WiFi & Network Access
Connecting your devices
- On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all WiFi networks that are in range.
- Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
- Your device will now prompt you to log in to the network. Use the following credentials
- Username: My.UNLid@unl.edu ie:firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are a student, staff, or faculty on one of the University of Nebraska system campuses, please replace '@unl.edu' as shown above with one of the following:
- Med Center - @unmc.edu
- Omaha - @unomaha.edu
- Kearney - @unk.edu
- Password: Normal login password (same as canvas, Box, etc.)
NOTE: These instructions are for devices that support WPA2 (username and password) authentication. If you are trying to connect a device, such a TV or game console, that does not accept WPA2 authentication please follow the instructions to register an IoT device.
For student resident IT questions and assistance, contact the ResNet office in Sandoz Hall (402) 472-3535
For faculty and staff IT questions and assistance, contact the Huskertech Help Center (402) 472 -3970 or toll-free (866) 472-3970
Step 3 - IoT device Network Access
What is "The Internet of Things" (IoT)?
Also referred to as "Smart Devices" TV's, doorbell's, game consoles's, smart assistants and other equipment have all started to have one thing in common - the abilitiy to connect to the internet. These devices sometime but not always have a built in web browser, please follow the link bellow for how to setup one of these devices.
However, it is important to provide IoT access and address security concerns as much as possible. This is one of the reasons why we have created NU-IoT.
Connecting your IoT devices
- Once you have connected your non-IoT device (laptop, desktop, MacBook etc.) to eduroam, you will then have the ability to register your IoT devices (gamebox units, Smart TV's etc.).
Step 4 - Improving Connections
Tips for improved performance in Residence Halls
Because students use multiple devices, plug in all ethernet-enabled devices like laptops and gaming consoles. This leaves improves performance and more bandwidth available for mobile only devices. To activate ethernet jacks in your room, login into MyRed and fill out a maintenance request under “FixIt” Housing portal.
It is recommended to use ethernet connections on all devices that can be plugged in with a wired connection.
Router transmissions interfere with WiFi access points on the network and disrupt service for you and your neighbors.
Print via USB connection
Turn off wireless print functionality and print via a USB connection to reduce WiFi interference. WiFi printers can cause serious disruption to the wireless enviroment, including reduced performance, and loss of connectivity.