Networks & Connectivity
Where is wireless available?
Wireless access is available in all campus buildings, and along the main walk ways on North Campus. In student housing, the wireless access is maintained by outside providers. Check with the clubhouse for information on how to connect.
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 capability. If you are unsure of your the wireless device capabilities, review the device specification or contact ITS Technical Support. The campus wireless networks and their recommended access is listed in the chart below.
|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 Institutions. To check and see if your University is part of Eduroam please visit the website.|
How do I connect?
- Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Mac (OS 10.6.x - 10.9.x)
- Android - If you're having issues connecting on an Android, please visit Information Services Technical Support. They're located on North Campus in Eppley 104.
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 for UNOGuest?
|22||secure login (SSH)|
|53||Domain Name Service (DNS) TCP/UDP|
|443||secure web (HTTPS)|
|465||SMTP over SSL|
|587||SMTP alternate port|
|1723||Point to Point Tunneling Protocol|
|5222||Jabber Messaging Server|
|5223||Jabber over SSL|
|5228||Android pushes from Play|
UNOSecure and Eduroam currently have no port restrictions.
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 participating Instutions in the US.
How to access eduroam:
- Configure your wireless network to connect to the eduroam SSID
- Enter information specified by your Instutions. (UNO Faculty, staff and students should use their UNO email address and password to connect)
Many services including accessing restricted data, uploading things to the Avalon web server, and accessing the CMS system require logging in to the VPN servers. Anyone who has a NetID username and password can access the system. You will need to install the software on your computer before logging in. For instructions please see the following: (You will need to login using your NetID username and password to access the instructions)
Wired Networking on Campus
Wired access to the UNO network, UNO systems, and high speed Internet is provided in most areas of the campus. Access is available in employee offices, many conference rooms and classrooms. There are open ports in a few campus buildings, however you will need to bring your own Ethernet cord to access the wired network through these ports. Like the wireless network, any activity on the wired network is subject to the Acceptable Use Policy.
Need an additional connection in your office, or a connection moved? Contact UNO Telecommunication at 402-554-4357.
Student Housing Networks
Student Housing networks are not managed by Information Services.
For support please contact the following:
Scott Village/Scott Hall/Scott Court
University Village/Maverick Village
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