Wireless Access Points

Wireless networking

The Liverpool John Moores university wireless network is called eduroam and is available to all staff and students.

What do I need to use the Wireless Network?

To connect to the internet via wireless access, you must ensure you have a wireless networking capable laptop computer. Planning and Information (PLN) currently recommend the use of an 802.11G WiFi compatible wireless network adapter which will provide a connection with a maximum of 54Mbps throughput. Most new laptops and many PDAs come with WiFi built in or you can by WiFi adapters separately. Compatible devices usually display the WiFi logo, shown right.

LJMU wireless zone imageHow do I know I am in range of a Wireless Access Point?

There are a number of wireless access points throughout the various campuses. Signs are located wherever wireless access is available. Your laptop's wireless access software will confirm the availability / strength of signal available. The SSID for the LJMU Wireless network is eduroam.

Do I need to configure my laptop in any way?

Configuration is minimal. As long as wireless networking is enabled on your laptop it should be able to detect the LJMU wireless networks when you are in range of an access point. Just connect to the internet via your web browser in the normal way. Further information on eduroam including instructions on how to connect can be found here.

If you do experience difficulties in connecting, please check the following advice.

Is the service secure?

eduroam is based on the most secure encryption and authentication standards in existence today. Its security by far exceeds typical commercial hotspots.

You should always ensure that your anti-virus software and operating system are kept up-to-date.

Further Information

All wireless networks are routed via a gateway that runs Intrusion Detection Software (IDS). If the gateway detects that your computer has a virus on it, your connection will be blocked.

Additionally, IT Services will disconnect any unauthorised wireless access points that it detects connected to the LJMU intranet. This is to stop the proliferation of viruses from unaccountable sources, and to ensure that the service is managed so as not to interfere with authorised devices.



Page last modified by Christopher Monaghan on 17 September 2013.
 
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