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Gain Access to the University Network - Wireless & Fixed Point Network Access

The University of Limerick offers three wireless services on the campus:

  • ulsecure - an authenticated and encrypted service offering staff access to the same services that they would obtain from their desk. 
  • ulwireless - an authenticated (unencrypted ) service offering access to the University's public services (email, internet etc) and aimed at students and guests to the University who do not have university accounts. 
  • eduroam - an authenticated and encrypted service offering access to visitors to the University from other Universities who are also running the EDUROAM service (staff and students who are visiting other Universities throughout Europe will be able to access Eduroam at these sites). 

Anyone using the wireless services of the University agrees to abide by the University's IT regulations.

ulsecure

This is the preferred method of access to the wireless network for staff. Only staff with University accounts may access the service and all the data passing between your laptop and the network is encrypted so that it cannot be 'eavesdropped' on. However to use the service means that you have to configure your PC's wireless access software as below: 

  • Network/SSID: ulsecure
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 or WPA (also sometimes called WPA2-PEAP, WPA2-RADIUS, or WPA2-Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES (if WPA2) or TKIP (if WPA)
  • EAP Type: PEAP
  • Authentication Protocol: MS-CHAP-V2

Ensure that you have the' validate server certificate box' and the 'automatically use my windows logo name and password box' un-selected.

When connecting you will be asked for a username and password give your University username followed by @ul.ie as the username and then your University password.

When connected the services that will be available to you are the same as would be available via the PC in your office.

Any laptop using this service will be checked that it has the latest operating system patches and anti-virus software - if it doesn't it will not be allowed access.

For detailed instructions - /pdf/643440916.pdf 

ulwireless

This is really intended for students and visitors to the University and also for staff who do not want to go to the trouble of configuring their wireless access software. However you will be asked to agree to the University's Code of Conduct before you can use the service.. Data between your PC and the network is unencrypted and there is some risk that this could be eavesdropped.

There is no protection on this service, other laptops using the service may not have their anti-virus and operating system patches up-to-date. It is most important if you do not wish for your computer to become 'infected' that you have your own operating system patches and anti-virus software up-to-date.

The services that are available on ulwireless are the same services that would be available if you were connecting via the internet.

After connecting to the service you must open a browser window to agree to abide by the Code of Conduct (note: POP mail etc will not work until you have opened the browser window and agreed to the Code of Conduct).

>>  List of locations that have wireless access on Campus.

eduroam

Eduroam (for a fuller description click here)  is a service that allows roaming research and educational users to more easily obtain wireless network access at participating sites. When attaching to the eduroam wireless network at the visited site users will be prompted to authenticate and should provide the credentials that they use at their home site. The user is then authenticated against an authentication server at their home site, and if authentication succeeds the user is granted wireless network access.

This is the preferred method of access for visitors to UL from other Universities that have an EDUROAM service. The visitor authenticates by giving their username and password assigned by their home University. Data between the laptop and the network is encrypted.

For UL Staff and Students 

The University of Limerick has an Eduroam Configuration Assistant Tool (CAT) available to UL staff and students to configure your wireless settings for access to the eduroam wireless service on campus and while roaming. The download link can be found here and instructions on how to install can be found here.

Eduroam QR code

To use the service means that you have to configure your PC wireless software as below: 

  • Network/SSID: eduroam
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 or WPA (also sometimes called WPA2-PEAP, WPA2-RADIUS, or WPA2-Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES (if WPA2) or TKIP (if WPA)
  • EAP Type: Protected EAP (PEAP)
  • Authentication Protocol: MS-CHAP-V2
  • Ensure that you have the' validate server certificate box' and the 'automatically use my windows logo name and password box' un-selected.
  • When connecting you will be asked for a username and password - enter your UL network username (firstname.lastname) followed by @ul.ie and then your University password.

There is no protection on this service, other laptops using the service may not have their anti-virus and operating system patches up-to-date. It is most important if you do not wish for your computer to become 'infected' that you have your own operating system patches and anti-virus software up-to-date. 

Fixed Access.

There are wired network access points in the Library and in the Student Villages.

>>  How to Connect to ulwireless using Windows7

>>  List of locations that have wireless access on Campus.

>> Connecting to Eduroam via XP with the Intel Supplicant

>> Connecting to Eduroam with Windows 7

>> Connecting to ulwireless with XP

>> Connecting to ulwireless with an Apple Mac

>> Connecting to Eduroam using an android device

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