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    How exactly does wireless internet work at university? I know at the uni I'll be going to you can get wireless internet in the library and some other places... do you actually need to connect to anything or can you just go into Internet Explorer and you'll be connected?
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    You usually have to register the machine you want to connect with the IT Services Department (usually in some form linked to the Library).
    They will then usually give you instructions on how to set it up.
    But then once it is setup, you just tell the computer to connect (it might do it automatically), then open up Internet Explorer and off you go.
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    Your laptop must be wireless enabled.... if it doesn't, then youll have to buy a network interface card (about £20 i think)
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    (Original post by mrcrazy04)
    You usually have to register the machine you want to connect with the IT Services Department (usually in some form linked to the Library).
    They will then usually give you instructions on how to set it up.
    But then once it is setup, you just tell the computer to connect (it might do it automatically), then open up Internet Explorer and off you go.
    Okay, that sounds simple enough. Thanks!
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    You may not need to register, but will need to contact IT services for the password/setup instructions. I think ours they need to register the machine in certain areas of the uni, but in other more communal areas such as the coffee shop, you can easily log in with the guest account settings and the instructions from IT.
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    You may not need to register, but will need to contact IT services for the password/setup instructions. I think ours they need to register the machine in certain areas of the uni, but in other more communal areas such as the coffee shop, you can easily log in with the guest account settings and the instructions from IT.
    Ah, that's a bit similar to what we had at school - though obviously that was just on the computers they provided. Thanks for your help!
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    My uni isn't centrally located for the city, so it hasn't to worry about random people using it for illegal purposes... Only really students/visitors that can wander in and use it! Your best to ask at the IT services/help desk within your uni.. or email them before you start...hehe!
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    My uni isn't centrally located for the city, so it hasn't to worry about random people using it for illegal purposes... Only really students/visitors that can wander in and use it! Your best to ask at the IT services/help desk within your uni.. or email them before you start...hehe!
    My uni isn't really either. I think I will email them about it, they should be able to help.
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    Mine usually email me their helpguide for whatever i emailed them about!
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    Ours works using bluesocket. So when you have a laptop or computer and try and get on the wireless it automatically takes your browser to a page where you need to put in your university computer ID and password to log into the wireless
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    (Original post by iTalya)
    Ours works using bluesocket. So when you have a laptop or computer and try and get on the wireless it automatically takes your browser to a page where you need to put in your university computer ID and password to log into the wireless
    Or it tries to; didn't always work with my old laptop (time outs in certain buildings).
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    Or it tries to; didn't always work with my old laptop (time outs in certain buildings).
    Only when the signal is too weak (to be expected from any wireless network)

    Do most unis have wireless on campus now?
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    i imagine so - ours got it around 2 years ago and we are only a small uni (4000 students) I think glasgow caledonian uni is fully wireless!
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    Just to be clear - all I need for is for my latop to be wireless enabled and then I should be set to go at uni? Nothing extra needed?
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    I doubt it. You may need to inform your IT services of your intention to use the network - your card may need registering with them or something like that. I remember at our uni, the 'wired' not wireless wouldn't work unless mcaffee internet security was disabled (virus protection on its own was fine).
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    I doubt it. You may need to inform your IT services of your intention to use the network - your card may need registering with them or something like that. I remember at our uni, the 'wired' not wireless wouldn't work unless mcaffee internet security was disabled (virus protection on its own was fine).
    Okay - but the laptop doesn't need anything extra, I mean I don't need to buy anything else for it to work at uni?
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    Not that i know of.
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    (Original post by ~Kirsty~)
    Not that i know of.
    Okay, thanks for all your help!
 
 
 
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