Wireless Network

FAQ

When will my Hall have wireless access?

All the Residence Halls now have wireless access via UNL-AIR.

Unconfirmed Halls Confirmed Working Wireless
  Selleck
  Neihardt
  Courtyards
  Village
  Sandoz
  Burr
  Cather
  Fedde
  Harper
  Husker Hall
  Kauffman
  Love Memorial
  Pound
  Schramm
  Smith
  HSS Food
  Abel

 

Wireless registration If you're already registered for wireless elsewhere on campus, you should be able to connect to UNL-AIR in the residence halls. To register for wireless in the residence halls you'll need to know your Wireless Network Card Address (also called the MAC address). Instructions for that are at http://resnet.unl.edu/wireless_MAC.php. Click on the link below. You should then see the regular "Wireless Registration Page". Register your Wireless Network Card (MAC Address) there. Once you register for wireless in the residence halls, connect to UNL-AIR. You should be able to connect elsewhere on campus as well, (such as in classrooms, libraries, the Unions, etc.)via UNL-AIR. The wireless network in some buildings may be TSUNAMI.

Wireless network cards may be registered HERE and they should connect to UNL-AIR in the Residence Halls and on campus. There is no charge for students to use the wireless network.

Bandwidth on Wireless

The ResNet wireless is a shared bandwidth. Users should not rely on the wireless for any large bandwidth applications. (Down/uploading large files, online tests, gaming, etc.) It is recommended that the ResNet wired data ports be used for these applications. Some computers with both wired and wireless connections can get faster connection speeds, but many are actually slower. Many computers will 'ignore' the wired connection in favor of any wireless connection, even a weak or slow signal. It is recommended that users register their computers for both connections, (wireless and wired), but should use only one at a time.

 

For further information, please see the Wireless Networking FAQ.