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Wireless Network

Also known as: WiFi, UNF-Wireless

Wireless (WiFi) connectivity offers students, faculty, and staff the freedom to access IT resources and the Internet without the use of cables.

 

There are two WiFi systems on the campus: UNF-Wireless and Legacy. Below are the names of the networks available under each system and an explanation about each.  

 

UNF is undergoing a long-term project to replace all Legacy access points with UNF-Wireless. Until this project is completed, students, faculty, staff and visitors can expect to see any of the networks listed below on their devices.

Features:

 

UNF-Wireless System (new as of summer of 2018)

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. This network is not available in all buildings. 

 

Housing students will need to register with SafeConnect.

UNF - Visitor

Seven day access given to campus visitors and registration is required. This network is not encrypted. Instructions are available for registering on the UNF-Visitor network. This network is not available in all buildings. 

 

If a campus visitor needs longer access they will need to have their UNF sponsor (UNF employee) submit an ITS-Request.

 

Students and employees may use the myDevices portal and register up to four devices on a rolling 90-day schedule. 

Legacy Wireless System

Name of the network

About the Network

UNF - Secure

For UNF students, faculty and staff, login with their UNF ID and password. Provides access as if the person were connected via Ethernet (hard wire). This network is not available in all buildings. 

Guest

Access given to visitors and login is not required. This network is not encrypted (unsecure) but limited to publicly viewable material. This network is not available in all buildings. 


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.

 

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.

 

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 required on the "UNF - Visitor" network.