Networks & Connectivity
The Future of Wireless at UNO
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 networks coming soon.
Current Wireless at UNO
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|
Anyone with a NetID including Faculty, staff and students. Anyone visiting from other member institutions can also utilize eduroam.
eduroam 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 full unoemail to connect. To check and see if your University is part of Eduroam please visit the website.
|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.|
eduroam at UNO
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. To connect to eduroam at Non-University of Nebrasaska institution you will have to have connected at a Nebraska instition first. 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.
Connecting your devices
- On your device, navigate to the area where you can view all WiFi networks that are in range.
- Select eduroam from the list of available networks.
- Your device will now prompt you to log in to the network. Use the following credentials
- Username: NetID@unomaha.edu
- If you are a student, staff, or faculty on one of the University of Nebraska system campuses, please replace '@unomaha.edu' as shown above with one of the following:
- Med Center - @unmc.edu
- Lincoln- @unl.edu
- Kearney - @unk.edu
- Password: Normal login password (same as canvas, Box, etc.)
- Username: NetID@unomaha.edu
- Accept the eduroam certificate and authenticate your device, if prompted.
Need Help Connecting?
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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