Who can access the UoN wireless network?
Access to UoN's wireless network is available to the University's staff and students.
What is needed to utilize the UoN wireless network?
To access the UoN wireless network, the following is necessary:
- UoN email account
- a network account
- a personal computer with a wireless card compatible with the 802.11a/b/g wireless network standards.
- The following operating systems are supported: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Ubuntu Linux
How do I know if my laptop has a wireless network card?
Follow these steps:
- Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Connections
- Make sure the Wireless Network Connection icon is present
Where can I get help?
For assistance, go to the Campus ICT Support offices , Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Where can I access the wireless network on campus?
The covered areas right now are:
How fast is the connection?
The UoN wireless network is compatible with the 802.11a/b/g standards. The nominal speed can vary from 11 Mbps to 54 Mbps shared, while the average real speed can vary from 500 Kbps (20 people per AP with cards b e g) to 26 Mbps.
What kinds of security measures have been adopted?
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) algorithms have been used. These ensure your username and password travel securely over the Wi-Fi network at the time of network access authentication. Note however that security of data transmitted over the Web cannot be guaranteed. General advise is to ensure that websites that you submit your sensitive data to employ a form of data encryption, you can know this if you see use of “HTTPS:” at beginning of website address.