Also known as: Resnet
OspreyNet is the wired and wireless connection provided in the Residence Hall. Most rooms in the residence buildings is equipped with a hard wire Ethernet connection (one per person). Additionally, wireless connectivity is available throughout all rooms.
Name of the network
About the Network
UNF - Wireless
For UNF students, faculty and staff, login with UNF ID and password. This network is encrypted.
Housing students will need to register with SafeConnect.
UNF - Visitor
Seven day access given to campus visitors, registration required not encrypted.
This is the wireless network for parents and visitors. When they select the UNF-Visitor network on their device, they will be prompted to register by providing their name, email address, internet provider and cell phone number. A SMS text containing a username and password will be sent to the phone number that was given. After entering the username and password on the login page, visitors will have access for seven consecutive days. Visit tinyurl.com/UNFvisitor for step by step instructions.
Students can register up to four wireless devices using the myDevices portal. They can go to www.unf.edu/myDevices and login using their UNF ID and password. This is where game consoles and streaming devices can be granted wireless access.
Wired Connection Available in Most Rooms:
Students living in the most of the residences are also provided with an Ethernet connection (hard wire). If the student has an Ethernet jack in the room they will need to provide their own Ethernet cable to plug in and connect to their computer. Some rooms may require the use of a mini-port, which can be acquired by submitting a Housing and Residence Life maintenance request at www.unf.edu/housing/resources/Maintenance_Request.aspx.
Resident students are required to install a policy key (they are prompted to do this after establishing a connection and opening a web browser). The policy key will check that anti-virus and anti-spyware programs are installed and up to date, and “automatic operating system updates” are enabled. If these services are not present, the computer will be quarantined and pointed to remediation web sites for updating. The policy key will also look to make sure the computer does not have Peer to Peer software/services running or a router connected. When policy key requirements are met, network access is allowed. After initial installation, if the policy key is deleted from the computer, it will need to be installed again before the computer has Internet access.
Resident students are required to have an anti-virus application. Anti-virus software helps protects against malware (malicious software).
Students living on campus
All students really need to connect to OspreyNet is a relatively new personal computer with a 10/100Ethernet adaptor and Ethernet cable. If a student plans to connect to a wireless network, they will want to have a 802.11g or 802.11n wireless adaptor.
Students are required to install a Policy Key to gain access to the networks.
How to Use
Follow these steps to get started:
- Run the Ethernet cable from your Ethernet adaptor to the Ethernet jack in the wall or connect to a wireless network.
- Open a web browser. When prompted, use your UNF ID and password to login.
- You will be asked to install a Policy Key to gain access to UNF's network.