How can IU visitors connect to AT&T wireless free of charge?
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Details for visitors to campus
Important: The following information is for visitors to Indiana University campuses. Students and other people with an IU Network ID should instead connect to IU Secure; see the important information below.IU provides AT&T wireless service to visitors free of charge at select locations, starting on the IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.
To connect, make sure your device's wireless networking (Wi-Fi) is turned on, and select the "attwifi" SSID. You may need to start your web browser to finish authenticating to AT&T; for complete directions for several different devices, see AT&T's Wireless Support.
Note: In the IUB libraries, to access subscription library resources, ask at the reference desk. These will not be accessible on the AT&T wireless network.
Important information for students, faculty, and staff
The AT&T wireless service is intended only for visitors to IU campuses. Members of the IU community should instead use the IU Secure wireless service. Unlike the AT&T service, IU Secure provides wireless encryption; if you use AT&T's wireless, UITS cannot ensure the security of your connection, even to other IU services.
If you have a device on an AT&T Wireless account (i.e., if you have an iPhone or a 3G iPad, or a BlackBerry or other smartphone through AT&T), your device might automatically attempt to connect to the "attwifi" SSID, rather than the "IU Secure" one. To avoid this, you should configure your mobile device to connect to IU Secure automatically. See:
- How do I modify my BlackBerry's automatic connections to a Wi-Fi profile?
- IU Secure wireless connections: iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad)
- IU Secure wireless connections: Android OS
- IU Secure wireless connections: Windows Phone 8 and 7
Note: UITS does not support devices running Symbian OS (e.g., Nokia smartphones). You may find the instructions published in Nokia Support Discussions useful, but UITS cannot verify their accuracy.
Last modified on May 03, 2013.