Changes are coming to the UNO Wireless Network. August 13th, 2012 - In an effort to improve wireless security on the UNO campus, a new wireless network will be made available called UNOSecure. The UNOSecure network will be available to faculty, staff, and students and require a login to connect. The existing UNOWireless network will remain available for guest access but will be limited to a basic internet connection.
Where is wireless available?
All of the buildings on the UNO campus have wireless coverage, with the exception of student housing. The seating areas along the primary walkway through the center of the UNO North campus also have UNO provided wireless access.
Can I connect?
Whether you're a student, faculty, staff or a guest to our campus you can connect to the wireless network. Your computer or mobile device requires 802.11 wireless networking calpability. If you are unsure of your the wireless device capabilities, review the device specification or contact IS Technical Support. The campus wireless networks and their recommended access is listed in the chart below.
Having problems getting connected on to the campus wireless network? You can stop by Information Services Technical Support in the Eppley Administration Building room 104.
We're open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday thru Friday.
|Name||Recommended for:||Available Access:|
|UNOWireless||Open Wireless network on campus. This is our legacy system and will eventually be shut down|
|UNOSecure||Anyone with a NetID||UNOSecure is the preferred wireless network since it's encrypted and secure. It functions in much the same way the wired campus network does. You will need your NetID to connect.|
|UNOGuest||Guests to the campus and anyone with a device that may not support WPA2 Enterprise connections||UNOGuest is restricted to primarily web and email traffic.|
How do I connect?
Computers and Laptops
Is it secure?
The UNOGuest network uses unencrypted wireless communication. That means someone in the same wireless area could monitor some of your wireless communications. Most UNO web based services automatically encrypt your connections every time you log in, no matter where you log in from. Look for https:// instead of http:// in the url, or a small padlock symbol at the bottom of your web browser to indicate the encryption status of your system or service.
The UNOSecure network uses WPA2 Enterprise to connect and is encrypted via AES encryption. This means that someone in the same wireless area will not be able to monitor your wireless communication.
What services (ports) are available?
The UNO campus wireless network has a firewall to reduce instances of malicious activity. The ports/services available differ by SSID or name and are listed below.
|22||secure login (SSH)|
|53||Domain Name Service (DNS) TCP/UDP|
|110||POP3 email download|
|443||secure web (HTTPS)|
|465||SMTP over SSL|
|587||SMTP alternate port|
|1723||Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) TCP/UDP|
|5222||Jabber Messenging Server|
|5223||Jabber over SSL|
|5228||Android pushes from Play|
All ports allowed at this time.
Content last modified: January 29, 2013, 8:01am