Secure Wireless (uog-wifi-secure)
Users must first sync their Central Login Password by using the password change tool, and can then use the JoinNow tool to configure the wireless network for their devices. You can also manually re-configure the wireless network by following the appropriate link below. For additional details on the benefits of the secure wireless network, please scroll to the bottom of this page.
1) Required: Change Your Password
Use the Password Change Utility to change your password and synchronize with the wireless security server. You only need to do this once for all your devices. If you have not previously done so, change your password now.
2) Choose JoinNow or Manual instructions for your Device
Manual Setup Instructions
|Windows 7||JoinNow - 7||Manual - W7|
|Windows 10 / 8 / 8.1||JoinNow - 10/8/8.1||Manual - W10/8/8/1|
|Windows Vista *||JoinNow - Vista *||Manual - Vista *|
|Windows XP *||JoinNow - XP *||Manual - Vista *|
|Mac OSX 10.5 &10.6||JoinNow - Mac 10.5/.6||Manual - Mac10.5/.6|
|Mac OSX 10.9||JoinNow Mac 10.9||Manual - Mac 10.9|
|iOS (iPhone and iPad)||JoinNow - iOS||Manual - iOS|
|Android||JoinNow - Android||Manual - Android|
|BlackBerry *||Not Available *||Manual -Blackberry *|
*NOTE: We do not support these devices or any other devices not running operating systems listed. Our staff can provide you with a best effort assistance at the IT Help Desk, but we can not escalate the issue further. If you are still having problems with connecting the device to secure wireless, you may have to make changes on the device, upgrade the operating system, or change devices.
Each login session is 10 hours in length. Most devices will re-connect when the session has expired.
There are general WPA2 parameters you will need in order to configure a wireless device (such as Chrome OS, Kindle, Rasberry PI, etc) not listed above. Users can refer to these General WPA2 Parameters to configure their devices for the uog-wifi-secure network with WPA2.
Why are we making the switch to uog-wifi-secure?
The primary objective of the new uog-wifi-secure network is to increase privacy and protection for our campus community.
Why is the uog-wifi-secure safer?
The uog-wifi-secure wireless network has full encryption from the endpoint (your device) to the wireless access point, making data protection increasingly secure. This encryption greatly minimizes our vulnerability and provides a safe and secure environment for the entire campus community.
Who can access uog-wifi-secure?
This network is exclusive to University staff, faculty and students (those with central login accounts). It provides access to the internet as well as University systems that are not open to the public.
How will guests to the U of G campus access WiFi?
We will continue to have a guest WiFi service that can be accessed by individuals who do not have a central login account, in order for them to access the internet as well as publicly available services while on campus. The same guest pass sign-up process applies that has been in place before, and can be found at the page for guest network access.