Wireless Network
Also known as: WiFi

 Information Technology Services has installed Wireless Access Points in key locations on the campus. Wireless networks are computer networks that use a radio signal as their carrier. Wireless connectivity offers students, faculty, and staff the freedom to access IT resources and the Internet without the use of cables.
Features:

UNF’s wireless network supports 802.11 A/G/N standards. Existing computers, portable devices, and mobile devices will be able to establish connectivity with any of the three A, G, and N standards. It is recommended that new computers be equipped with 802.11 A/G/N-capable wireless adapters. 

  

There are five wireless networks available to students and two wireless networks available to faculty and staff. There is one wireless network available to visitors.  

  

The networks with “secure” in their name use encryption (meaning information transmitted cannot be intercepted) and are therefore the recommended networks to use. They also require students and employees to login using their UNF ID and password.  

  

Students living in the residence halls are required to install a policy key. The policy key will check that anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are installed and up to date, and Windows Automatic Updates are turned on. If these services are not present, the computer will be quarantined (not able to access most all web sites) and pointed to remediation web sites for updating.  The Policy key will also check to make sure the computer does not have peer to peer software/services running or a router connected. When policy key requirements are met, full network access is permitted. After the initial installation, if the policy key is deleted from the computer, it will need to be installed again before the computer has Internet access.  

  

 There are 900+ wireless access points throughout campus; you can see wireless coverage maps of each campus building at  http://www.unf.edu/its/wireless/Coverage_Map_Building_detail.aspx .  

 

The chart below summarizes the features of each UNF wireless network.  

 

Wireless chart 

 

Students, faculty, and staff may see wireless networks other than those described above (such as unf-sprinkler, wwgay, etc). These are for specialized uses and should be ignored. 

   

Students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

 

  

Abide by the University's network acceptable use policy. Students should install the Policy Key when prompted to do so.
Requesting access is not required.

 The campus is currently split into three geographic wireless areas.

 

Main Campus 

 

The first wireless network available on the main campus is named ‘unf-secure’. The “unf-secure” wireless network requires authentication and encryption of information a user transmits.  Access to most UNF applications and services is possible in the ‘unf-secure’ wireless network.

The second wireless network is named “guest”. This wireless network only allows access to the internet and to publicly-accessible services on campus. Authentication is not required and information transmitted is not encrypted.  It is truly wild and woolly.

 

Osprey Fountains Residence Hall (See the next section for the other residence halls)  

 

The first wireless network available to Osprey Fountains Housing is named ‘fountains-secure’. The ‘fountains-secure’ wireless network requires authentication and encrypts the information a user transmits.  Access to most UNF applications and services is possible in the ‘unf-secure’ wireless network.

The second wireless network is named ‘fountains’. The “fountains” wireless network only allows access to the internet and to publicly-accessible services on campus. Authentication is required, and wireless traffic is encrypted during the authentication process. This wireless network exists for devices not capable of meeting encryption requirements of UNF wireless networking systems.

Students should enjoy wireless coverage in all areas of Osprey Fountains.

 

 

UNF Residence Halls (Includes Osprey Crossings, Osprey Cove, Osprey Landing, Osprey Hall, and Osprey Village. Does not include Osprey Fountains)  

 

The first wireless network in the remaining housing areas is named ‘unf-res-secure’. The ‘unf-res-secure’ wireless network requires authentication and and encryption of information a user transmits.  Access to most UNF applications and services is possible in the ‘unf-res-secure’’ wireless network.

The second wireless network is named ‘unf-res’. The ‘unf-res’ wireless network only allows access to the internet and to publicly-accessible services on campus. Authentication is required, and wireless traffic is encrypted during the authentication process. This wireless network exists for devices not capable of meeting encryption requirements of UNF wireless networking systems.

Students will find the best wireless signal in the lounges, atriums, and commons areas.