January 10, 2014

UW Wireless: New Authentication Service Will Support Encryption, Better Device Sharing

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A new solution for authenticating to the campus Wi-Fi network will enable future service enhancements, including an encrypted Wi-Fi service and better management and sharing of wireless printers and devices, specifically AppleTV and Google’s Chromecast for HDTV content. The change, made in December, was transparent to users; no re-authentication or registering of devices was required. UW-IT implemented the new vendor-supported ClearPass application as part of its ongoing efforts to enhance UW Wi-Fi service.

November 22, 2013

UW Joins Eduroam: Easy Wi-Fi Network Access at Participating Universities

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UW students, faculty, and staff can now access Wi-Fi networks at 5,500 participating universities with their UW NetID by using eduroam—a worldwide free service providing instant, authenticated and encrypted network access. Set up your device for eduroam before you travel so it will automatically connect wherever eduroam is available. In turn, eduroam allows visitors from participating institutions to use their home university’s credentials to connect to the UW network. Get more information about eduroam, which UW-IT worked to bring to the UW.