Connecting to the Campus Network
Setting Up your Computer Firewalls and Updates
One of the campus security requirements is to maintain an active firewall on all your devices. A personal firewall protects your computer from potentially unwanted and harmful network traffic that can exploit security holes on your computer. More recent operating systems (Windows 7 and 8, and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher) have built-in firewall protection, but you still need to make sure that it is activated.
Users who connect to the campus network, via wired or wireless, should be in compliance with the Acceptable Use of Computers and Networks policy, including security measures.
UAWiFi vs. UAGuest (Secured and Unsecured)
- Use UAWiFi whenever possible as it is the most secured network on campus.
- The UAGuest wireless network may be used to get information from the Web, but do not use UAGuest for anything requiring a password or security. UAGuest is entirely unsecured, meaning that anyone can connect to the network and watch traffic as it is being sent back and forth. This exposes you to potentially having your passwords, personal information, and anything else you are sending being compromised.
- Instructions on connecting to the campus wireless and wired networks are available on the How to connect to the campus network page.
**You may not establish your own wireless router/network.**