Networks & Connectivity
The UNO wireless network will be undergoing changes over the next few months. As the NU system moves to a common wireless environment noticeable changes will be occurring on the UNO wireless network. The majority of wireless users connect to UNOGuest or UNOSecure today. Both UNOSecure and UNOGuest will be deprecated and replaced with new options by 12/18. UNOSecure will be replaced with eduroam as the primary secure SSID. UNOGuest will be replaced with a new name NU-Guest. In addition, a new option will appear called NU-Connect which will serve as the wireless connection for IoT devices and serve as the onboarding SSID for new users to campus that need to connect to the UNO campus. Detailed information on these new wireless options is listed below.
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.
How do I connect to the wireless network?
Whether you're a student, faculty, staff or a guest to our campus you have the ability to 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 encrypted and secure. However, it is being deprecated and replaced by eduroam by 12/18.|
|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.|
Anyone with a NetID including Faculty, staff and students. Anyone visiting from other member institutions can also utilize eduroam.
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. To check and see if your University is part of Eduroam please visit the website.
How do I connect to eduroam?
If you are already connected to UNO wireless you can easily move to eduroam by utilizing the link below. The link will take you to the onboarding application and automatically determine your operating system. Once you click “Join”, a small application will be downloaded to your system. Once you launch the application you will be asked to provide your NetID & password. Click next and when it is finished, click on the 'Done' button and you will be securely connected to eduroam.
In the next few weeks you will see another SSID listed called 'NU-Connect'. This SSID will eventually serve two functions.
- Onboarding devices to eduroam (for those who are not currently connected to UNO wireless)
- Registering IoT devices to the network for wireless access (They will NU-Connect for wireless access).
Additional information will be provided once this service is ready to use.
Guest access will be different once NU-Guest is fully implemented. Today users do not need any credentials to access guest wireless at UNO. However, by 12/18 guests will need to register to obtain guest access. Users will need to provide an email and/or mobile phone number to receive login information. Their email address will serve as the username and the passcode will be sent via email and text messaging. Detailed instructions will be posted later this summer.
Additional help with connecting devices to wireless:
- 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?
Both UNOGuest and NU-Guest networks use 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. To ensure encrypted communications, onboard your device to eduroam using the provided link above.
The UNOSecure and eduroam networks 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/NU-Guest?
|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.
Join eduroam for a secure wireless connection not only at UNO but at all of the NU campuses. In addition, you will be able to connect securely to any other Institution that has eduroam enabled. 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. It is important that you configure your device to eduroam before traveling to ensure connectivity at the location where you are visiting.
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 Institutions. (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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