WiFi

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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.

Wi-Fi

Getting Started

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 id.unl.edu to claim your account.

Manage Passwords

  • 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

  1. On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all WiFi networks that are in range.
  2. Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
  3. Your device will now prompt you to log in to the network. Use the following credentials
    • Username: My.UNLid@unl.edu ie:hhusker2@unl.edu
      • 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.)
  4. Accept the eduroam certificate and authenticate your device, if prompted.

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 a gaming console or streaming device. on Step 3.

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-Connect.

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.), so they can use NU-Connect for their wireless connection.
  • Connect to NU-Connect and open a web browser. The web browser will redirect you to a webpage where you can select IoT Enrollment. This is used to register IoT devices so they can connect wirelessly to NU-Connect.
  • Find the MAC address for your device and enter it on the page after logging in.
  • Shortly after your MAC address has been registered, you should be able to connect wirelessly to the NU-Connect SSID for internet access on campus.

Step 4 - Student Computers on SafeConnect

Protecting your computer on Residence Hall Network

SafeConnect is used exclusively in the Resident Hall Network as a security compliance tool. General information about SafeConnect is available at: https://its.unl.edu/networking/safeconnect/.

Currently, only Windows and Mac computers need to be registered through SafeConnect.

  • Connect to eduroam wireless network.
  • Open a web browser and you should be re-directed to the SafeConnect login page.
  • Log in using your My.UNL (canvas) ID and password.
  • Once you’ve logged in, you will see a notice that says: “Yes, I will install the Policy Key and accept the terms and conditions for Internet Use”. If you’re not familiar with the UNL Computer User Agreement, click on the link and read it before you agree. You must agree to the terms listed in order to register for Internet Access.
  • Click on the link that starts “Yes, I will …” and the SafeConnect system will then start a download of the policy key installer. (ServiceInstaller.exe)
  • Save the policy key installer to your desktop, then double click on it to start the installation. You may have to give permission for the install to start.
  • Once it’s done, you’ll see a window that says installation was successful. You should now have full connectivity.

Step 5 - 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.

No routers/switches/hubs

Router transmissions interfere with WiFi access points on the network and disrupt service for you and your neighbors.

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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.

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Service News

New NU-Connect offers automated connection to secure Wi-Fi
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Information Technology Services (ITS) implemented a new Wi-Fi access network named NU-Connect on the Kearney and Lincoln campuses Saturday. 

NU-Connect provides an automated configuration for attaching laptops and most mobile devices to the secure and encrypted eduroam network.

The addition of NU-Connect is...

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