You will have access to our wireless to network. Access can be made from most if not all buildings on campus and in all of the green spaces. (If you are bringing a laptop to school, please refer to page 10 for acceptable configurations).
Our wireless network will be secured, which means that you will need to authenticate using the same log on as you would on our wired network.
- Using the Wireless Networks at HU
Hampton University's wireless infrastructure is provided and designed to augment the existing wired networks. Users should utilize the wired networks in order to gain faster data rates reliability and higher levels of security. The University's wireless networks are known as Wireless Pirate 1 and Wireless Pirate 2. Please refer to the HAMPTON UNIVERSITY APPROPRIATE USE OF TECHNOLOGY POLICY.
The Center for Information Technology will turn off any access port to the network with an AP that is not approved. Please contact the ATM for approval of wireless access points.
There are several key actions, which we must take immediately to protect the University and all the users of HU's network:
- All current wireless access points must be approved by and registered with the ATM.
- No wireless users should access the University's business administrative systems, BANNER, Enterprise Accounting System, etc, without written authorization.
- The ATM will turn off any access port to the network that puts the University's systems and users at risk. If you or your department foresees wireless in your future, or have a current wireless access point you need to register, please contact the ATM help desk for wireless access point approval procedures.
Students will be able to access the Internet, email, Blackboard, Pirate Power Online, CampusEAI, and HUNET using a web browser.
Any department or individual desiring access to university resources through wireless must apply for Virtual Private Network (VPN) access through the ATM.
- Getting Connected
- CIT provides every student with a portal account. Your official campus email address is based on your portal account. This email address is used by instructors in the Classroom Management System. Your portal account gives you access to:
- When wireless networks are available Windows XP recognizes wireless availability. the computer icon on the task bar near the clock. When completed Go to Step 3.
- If an Icon does not appear, click on Start, then Connect to, and then select Show all connections. on the Wireless Network Connection and select Enable. the Wireless Network Connection.
- Choose either of the wireless connections identified (Wireless Pirate 1 in and around administrative buildings or Wireless Pirate 2 when in and around residence halls) by clicking the desired name and selecting connect.
- Your Wireless network connection will show connected.
- Enter your User Name and Password into the Registered User box.
- You will see User Authenticated and redirect information.
- "Use indows to configure my wireless network settings" must be selected in order to use the Windows XP Wireless Network Connection as seen below.