About wireless connections to the Internet at IU
On this page:
- The IU Secure wireless network
- Wireless for IU visitors
- Wireless networks for departments
- Wireless locations on campus
The IU Secure wireless networkIU Secure is the wireless network for students, faculty, and staff to access on all campuses. IU Secure utilizes WPA2 Enterprise (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for authentication and encryption.
You'll need to first configure your computer's wireless card so your device can see IU's wireless network; see IU Secure wireless connections: Windows; you'll need to configure your Mac OS computer to use the AirPort card.
See Apple support.
Note: To gain full Internet access for your device on the IU Secure network, you must register the device's MAC address. Before registering your MAC address, your device will be able to connect to IU Secure, but will not receive an IP address that allows a successful Internet connection. For more, see At IU, how do I register my computer or other networked device?
Wireless for IU visitors
- If you are visiting IU on official business, you can get
temporary wireless Internet access through a Network Access account
from an IU sponsor. See Network Access accounts (guest wireless access) at IUB, IUPUI, IUE, IUN, and IUS.
Note: Indiana University and Purdue University allow researchers and visitors wireless access to their own networks from each campus. For details, see Wireless access at Indiana University and Purdue University.
- Visitors from eduroam
member institutions can connect to the "eduroam" wireless network on
the IUB and IUPUI campuses. See About eduroam at Indiana University.
- Unofficial visitors to IU (e.g., parents, event attendees) can use the AT&T wireless service free of charge on campus. See How can IU visitors connect to AT&T wireless free of charge?
Wireless networks for departments
For details, see At IU, how can my department set up a wireless network?
Wireless locations on campus
Wireless access is widely available on IU campuses.
The IU Secure wireless network is available in all IU Bloomington and IUPUI dormitory residence halls, as well as Campus View, Hillcrest Apartments, and Tulip Tree. If IU Secure is not yet available in your campus residence, you may operate a properly configured, FCC-approved wireless access point (WAP) as an exception to the IT-19 Extending the University Data Network and IT-20 Wireless Networking policies from the University Information Policy Office (UIPO). Once IU Secure is available in your residence, this exception will no longer apply and you will need to remove your WAP from the network. For details, see At IUB, if my campus residence does not yet have IU Secure wireless network access, how do I configure a wireless access point?
Last modified on May 17, 2013.