Wireless (WIFI) access
Students and Colleagues,
ITS has introduced a new wireless [Wifi] system to the campus. This upgrade simplifies the process to gain access to the campus WiFi. This migration introduces a new state-of-the-art robust wireless system featuring faster speeds, cutting edge performance, coverage and density. Nearly 1,000 new access points have been added throughout the campus, and especially in residence halls. Access speeds for the new wireless access points are capable of reaching up to 1GB, depending on location and the number of simultaneous users.
What to look for:
On August 1 two new wireless networks will be visible, UWL-Guest and UWL-Eagle. These new network connections will replace UWLOpen, EAGLENET, and UWLSecure.
UWL-Guest provides temporary guest wireless access to the Internet and secure e-mail. When using this network, you will be prompted every seven days to accept the access policy.
UWL-Eagle is a secure wireless network which requires you to enter your NetID and password. This should be your default wireless network for full access for UWL staff and students.
In addition, there is a My Devices portal [[mydevices.uwlax.edu]mydevices.uwlax.edu] which allows students to register devices such as Xboxes, Playstations, SmartTVs, AppleTVs and other similar devices. You can register up to 5 devices with this service. Once students register their device by supplying their MAC address, they can connect to the UWL-Guest Wifi. You can learn more about how to set up your devices by reading the Knowledge Base article entitled Wireless: My Device Portal. Your MyDevice Portal log-on looks like this:
What you need to do:
UWL Faculty and staff,
All UW managed computers should seamlessly make this transition automatically. End users will not need to do any configuration. If you have a university-owned iPad, you may be prompted to enter your NETID and password. You may want to go to Settings to ensure you are connected to UWL-Eagle. If you have a personally-owned device you will need to select UWL-Eagle from the list of available wireless networks and enter your NETID and Password to gain access. For more information on how to connect personal computers or devices based upon operating systems, use this helpful Knowledge Base link to help. Note: eventually EAGLENET will be officially phased out as the migration concludes.
For your personally owned device you may be prompted to enter your NETID and password. You may want to go to settings to ensure you are connected to UWL-Eagle. If you have a personally owned device you will need to select UWL-Eagle from your list of wireless networks and enter your NETID and Password to gain access.
For your game consoles, smartTVs, and similar devices you will need to visit the MyDevices portal to register them at: [mydevices.uwlax.edu]mydevices.uwlax.edu. You may register up to 5 devices using this service. Once you register your device by supplying their MAC address, you can connect to the UWL-Guest Wifi. If you need additional assistance to set up your devices, refer to the Knowledge Base article entitled Wireless: My Device Portal.
Family and Friends, Guests, Conference and Event Attendees
Individuals in this group who would like WiFi access should connect to UWL-Guest and accept the corresponding user agreement.
For more information contact the Eagle Help Desk at 785-8774, firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out ITS Knowledge Base at: [kb.uwlax.edu]kb.uwlax.edu To keep abreast of technology news in ITS- LIKE us on Facebook