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Unifi - wireless at UWA

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Use of wireless policy

Unifi is the UWA wireless network for all University staff and students.

Unifi is simple to use.

  1. Access
  2. Coverage
  3. Restrictions
  4. MATLAB
  5. Getting connected

Access

Staff and students authenticate to the Unifi wireless network using their Pheme credentials.

Staff
have instant access to the wireless network. There is no requirement to apply, register or create an additional account. Access is provided as soon as their Pheme account is registered.
Students
have immediate access to the wireless network once their Pheme account is activated and they have agreed to the terms and conditions of internet access – done by choosing the 'change internet access' link in Pheme.
Guests

will need to request a UnifiGuest account.

 

Coverage

Areas with Unifi coverage display the 'Unifi available here' sign. Unifi coverage is available in areas where students regularly gather and in most University buildings.

Not all areas of campus are currently covered. However, plans are in place to extend this coverage.

Restrictions

To prevent the spread of viruses and to prevent unauthorised access to client devices connecting to the Unifi network, peer-to-peer connections are blocked at the University firewall. This means that things such as Windows Filesharing, SMB, peer-to-peer networks and the like will not function within the University network.

With Unifi, you may find that you no longer have access to restricted resources in your school, faculty, laboratory or the University Library.

A significant cause of the degradation of the previous University wireless network was the reliance on it as an authorisation platform for restricted resources. This authorisation took the form of a static IP address which is not possible with Unifi.

The UWA VPN service still exists if your business area requires additional, IP-based authorisation to access restricted resources. Additionally, your area may provide a VPN or other authorisation service of its own. Contact your local IT Support for more information. 

Unifi only allows users to connect a maximum of three devices per person at a time. This is to prevent excessive network congestion from people having multiple devices connected simultaneously.

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MATLAB

Users can access MATLAB if connected to Unifi

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Getting connected

Information including configuration instructions to get you connected:

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Friday, 11 March, 2016 2:51 PM

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