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Wireless access points are available across all of our university sites. They offer high speed wifi access to the internet through the UoC-Visitor and Eduroam logins.

Wifi is available to all current students, staff and authorised visitors. See below for more information.

  • Students

    University of Cumbria laptops

    Our university laptops can access wireless wherever it is offered on any university site and will automatically connect to the internet.

    Students need their Network username and password to log on. Any university laptop used over wireless provides full access to the systems and services that you are authorised to use.

    Bringing your own devices

    You can use your own devices for example, smartphone, tablet or laptop, to work wirelessly. You will need to use your Network username and password to log on. Wireless access is limited to web based services, such as Webmail and Blackboard.

    Connecting to Wifi

    Connecting to wifi, on your own device, is very simple. Ensure that wifi is switched on, on your own device, and open a browser window. You will receive a prompt to login to the University network.

    You may need to choose a network for your connection:

    • UoC-Visitor - Students can connect using network username and password
    • UoC-Access - Students can not access this network - it is used by university-owned devices
    • Eduroam - This is the preferred network, but you need to setup your device using the instructions here: Eduroam

    Restrictions

    • You can access almost anything that is on the web, such as the StudentHub, Webmail and Blackboard. Some websites and services are restricted because they present either inappropriate content or are flagged as containing malicious code.
    • You cannot use peer-to-peer networks.
    • You cannot use gaming or streaming services that rely on peer-to-peer connections.
    • You cannot download or access university software.
    • You cannot print directly from your device to university printers - see Wireless Printing for more information.
  • Staff

    University of Cumbria laptops

    Our university laptops can access wireless wherever it is offered on any university site and will automatically connect to the internet.

    Staff need their Network username and password to log on. Any university laptop used over wireless provides full access to the systems and services that you are authorised to use (e.g. StaffHub, Blackboard, SharePoint, etc.).

    Bringing your own devices

    You can use your own devices for example, smartphone, tablet or laptop, to work wirelessly. You will need to use your Network username and password to log on. Wireless access is limited to web based services, such as Webmail and Blackboard.

    Connecting to Wifi

    Connecting to wifi, on your own device, is very simple. Ensure that wifi is switched on, on your own device, and open a browser window. You will receive a prompt to login to the University network.

    You may need to choose a network for your connection:

    • UoC-Visitor - Staff can connect using network username and password
    • UoC-Access - Staff can not access this network - it is used by university-owned devices
    • Eduroam - This is the preferred network, but you need to setup your device using the instructions here: Eduroam

    Restrictions

    • You can access almost anything that is on the web, but some websites and services are restricted because they present either inappropriate content or are flagged as containing malicious code. If you need to access a restricted website, please use the browser link (shown when a page is restricted) or contact the IT ServiceDesk.
    • You cannot use peer-to-peer networks.
    • You cannot use gaming or streaming services that rely on peer-to-peer connections.
    • You cannot download or access university software.
    • You cannot print directly from your device to university printers - see Wireless Printing for more information.
  • Official visitors and conference visitors

    You can connect to the University of Cumbria visitor network.

    Your sponsor or the conference manager can ask the IT Service Desk to arrange for you to have a user name and password to access wireless on their own devices.

    We have tested the visitor network to ensure that it works with computers, laptops, Apple Macs, blackberries, Android and iPhones.

    The following guides may help you:

    Also see Eduroam.

  • Eduroam

    Eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community.

    Eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions using their Wi-Fi enabled devices.

    Please see the Eduroam page for more information and to configure your device.

  • Internet Access in Halls of Residence

    If you’re living in a hall of residence, you can have access to the internet, using a wired socket in your room.

    A company called Studentcom (GlideStudent) supplies this for us. You will receive details when you move into your hall and you can find notices on walls.

    What you can do

    You’ll be able to access:

    • the internet
    • the student Hub and access to your other systems
    • your personal filestore (OneDrive)
    • Skype or any other VOIP system.

    What you cannot do

    You cannot use any peer-to-peer or file sharing software.

  • Wifi Campus Maps

    Wireless Maps

    Wireless network access is available in the following locations:

    Ambleside

    Carlisle Brampton Rd

    Carlisle Fusehill St

    Lancaster

    London