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Wireless Connectivity

For ResLife Students:  Click here for an FAQ on the ResLife Network

The university wireless network is available to all ULM students, faculty, and
staff. It provides all the conveniences of a regular wired connection without
the need for cables.

The ULM wireless network is based on the IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n standard, which
operates in the 2.4GHz / 5.8Ghz license-free frequency band. It offers wireless data
connections at speeds of up to 150Mbps.

Getting Connected

Settings needed to set up wireless access

In order to be able to connect to the wireless network you will need to have the
following items and settings:

802.11(b or g) compliant wireless card
Network type: Infrastructure
SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudents, ULM Guest
TCP/IP settings: DHCP

802.11(b or g) compliant wireless card

You will need an 802.11(b or g) compliant card. When purchasing a wireless card, make
sure the card is 802.11(b or g) compliant or Wi-Fi certified. In addition, make sure
that you install the latest drivers. Visit the manufacturer's website for
information about the latest drivers.

The rest of the instructions deal with the properties of the wireless network
card. The location of the network card properties will vary depending on the
operating system.

Network Type: Infrastructure

802.11 defines two types of network: infrastructure and ad hoc. An
infrastructure type indicates that your wireless client will connect to the
wired network via an access point. Ad Hoc, on the other hand, indicates a type
of network where only wireless clients get to communicate among each other. You
must use infrastructure in order to connect to the ULM wireless network.

SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudents, ULM Guest

SSID stands for Service Set Identifier. This is simply a name used to identify a
wireless network and which wireless clients must use to be able to communicate
with an access point. The access points on the ULM wireless network are
configured to broadcast the SSID to the wireless clients. Some wireless adapters
will allow you to leave the SSID field blank or enter the word "ANY". This
instructs the wireless clients to obtain whatever SSID is being broadcast by the
access point. You can also set the SSID explicitly. To connect to the ULM
wireless network, enter or select one of the three above SSIDs into the SSID field.

TCP/IP settings: DHCP

There are two ways of assigning an IP address to a network adapter: static or
DHCP. Static assignment requires the use of a unique IP address that will only
work on a particular subnet and must be entered manually. DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) on the other hand, refers to the automatic assignment of
an IP address. No user intervention is required. The only thing the user is
responsible for is to set the TCP/IP settings on the network adapter to DHCP.

Login Type: 802.1x

There are multiple ways to log in to a wireless service. At ULM, we use the 802.1x method that uses your faculty/student account to log in to the wireless service. When logging in, please only use your username. Do not use the @ulm.edu or @warhawks.ulm.edu as they will fail.
Once you are logged in, you should not have to change or re-login again unless you change your password to your faculty/student account.

iOS Notes:

When connecting with an iOS device, it might complain about a certificate. You just have to hit ‘Trust’ in the upper right hand side and it will allow the login to finish.

Android Notes:

When you connect with your Android device, please make sure it says the following:
Security: 802.1x EAP
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA certificate: (Unspecified)
Identity: Your username
Anonymous identity: BLANK
Enter Password: Your password

Windows 10 Notes:

With Windows 10, you will have to make sure you complete the steps located here.



Wireless Coverage

Building Status Type
CNSB Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Student Success Center Fully Covered 802.11(b)
Schulze Fully Covered 802.11(b)
Brown Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Garrett Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Hemphill  Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Strauss Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Sugar Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Library Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Bienville Bld Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
SUB Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Nursing Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Construction Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Band Building Mostly Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Stubbs Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Biedenharn Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Caldwell Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Coenen Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Walker Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Bry Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)