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UNO Joins Eduroam for Fast Free Wireless at Other Institutions. Read More...

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UNO students, faculty and staff can now make themselves at home with secure, fast wireless Internet access at more than 159 institutions nationwide and more worldwide with eduroam.  They simply switch on their laptop or smart phone and it just works!  The only username and password to remember is the same email address and  password you use right here at home on the UNO campus. For more information...


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:
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.
Eduroam Faculty, staff and students visiting from other member institutions. Access is available to students, faculty and staff from participating instutions. To check and see if your University is part of Eduroam please visit the website.

How do I connect?

Computers and Laptops

Mobile Devices

Mac

  • OS X 10.8 (instructions will work for OS X 10.5-8)

Android

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.

UNOGuest

UNOSecure

Port Number Description
none ICMP/Ping/Traceroute
none GRE
22 secure login (SSH)
53 Domain Name Service (DNS) TCP/UDP
80 web (HTTP)
110 POP3 email download
143 IMAP
443 secure web (HTTPS)
465 SMTP over SSL
500 ISAKMP
587 SMTP alternate port
993 S-IMAP
995 S-POP
1723 Point to Point Tunneling Protocol (PPTP) TCP/UDP
5222 Jabber Messenging Server
5223 Jabber over SSL
5228 Android pushes from Play
10000 VPN

All ports allowed at this time.

Eduroam

UNO Joins Eduroam for Fast Free Wireless at Other Institutions
UNO students, faculty and staff can now make themselves at home with secure, fast wireless Internet access at more than 159 institutions nationwide and more worldwide with eduroam. They simply switch on their laptop or smart phone and it just works! The only username and password to remember is the same email address and password you use right here at home on the UNO campus.

What is eduroam?
eduroam® is a global service that enables students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions by simply opening their laptop or activating their smartphone or other portable device.

With eduroam, you get Internet access not only via UNO’s wireless network, but also when visiting other participating universities, colleges, research centers and libraries. Please visit eduroam's website for an interactive map of particpating insitutions in the US.

How to access eduroam?

  • Configure your wireless network to connect to the eduroam SSID
  • Enter information specified by your insitution.
  • UNO Faculty, staff and students should use their UNO email address and password to connect

For help call IS Technical Support: 402-554-4357

Content last modified: December 04, 2013, 10:30am