Wireless networks use radio waves and allow you to move your computer from place to place and connect to the network without having to worry about wires - provided your computer has a compatible wireless network card and you are within range of a wireless access point. University of Tasmania's wireless networks support the 802.11b and 802.11g wireless networking standards.
Once connected to the wireless network you can access a range of web-based services including library catalogue and database services, email and the Internet.
Wireless networking is available on all three major UTAS campuses and a number of remote sites.Please see the following maps for current wireless coverage at the Sandy Bay and Newnham campuses.
Access to the UTAS wireless networks is authenticated and all wireless traffic - including login names and passwords - is encrypted to prevent unauthorised use of the network and eavesdropping. UTAS uses 802.1x authentication to accomplish this.
You will need:
Connection requires the registration and configuration of your equipment and software. Detailed instructions are available at the Uconnect web site.
Due to network management and security issues personal wireless access points may not be installed in student accommodation.
Authorised by the Chief Information Officer
14 October, 2011