The eduroam and ubalt-secure network is a secure wireless connection, which means that all transmitted data is encrypted. We recommend that you use a secure wireless connection when on campus (see sidebar for connection instructions).
The other network is ubalt-guest. This option does not encrypt transactions. If you wish to connect, open a web browser when you're in an area UB wireless is accessible. The UB Wireless Network logon screen will appear. Enter your netID and current password. (Same account used to access the MyUB portal, e-mail, computer labs). For ubalt-secure, enter your netID/current password if prompted. For eduroam, enter netID@ubalt.edu /current password.
- If others around you are able to connect to the Internet using wireless laptops, then the problem is likely isolated to your device.
- Make sure that you are physically located in an area that will receive the wireless signal.
- - Make sure that your wireless network card is compatible with 802.11b or 802.11g, properly installed, and configured
- - Make sure all wireless encryption (WEP for example) is disabled
- - Make sure that your wireless device is configured for "Infrastructure" or "Access Point" mode
- - Define the SSID if necessary
- - Make sure that your wireless device is configured to obtain an IP and DNS address automatically (see below)
- - If you utilize a dialup network account, you may need to configure it not to dial automatically.
- - If you are at the login screen and unable to login you may need to have your password reset, please call the OTS Call Center at 410.837.6262.
- - Keep your Operating System updated will all current critical patches and updates
- - Use reliable anti-virus software and update daily
- - Avoid peer-to-peer connections
- - Disable file and print sharing
- - Install a software-based firewall (Zone Alarm at www.zonealarm.com is free for personal use)
- - Use software to detect and delete spyware (Ad-Aware may be downloaded for free at http://www.lavasoftusa.com/)
- - Do not open suspect email or attachments
- - Do not leave your laptop unattended -- it may not be there when you get back!
Over 45 U.S. institutions are part of the network, including the University of Illinois, the University of Chicago, Texas A&M University, the University of Tennessee, and Georgetown University. Several other U.S. universities are testing or piloting eduroam. Thousands of institutions participate in eduroam worldwide. See www.eduroam.org for a list of participating schools. Once you configure your device for eduroam network access on your home institution's campus, you can connect to other member networks using your eduroam username ("netID@ubalt.edu") and password.