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KEARNEY – Information Technology Services is updating campus wireless networks Dec. 16 at UNK, UNL and UNO to a common standard. There will be three network options available at each location:
- eduroam – Secure network for students, faculty and staff.
- NU-Guest – Network for campus visitors such as guest professors, vendors and event attendees.
- NU-Connect – Network for IoT devices such as Apple TVs.
Existing campus networks will remain active and not be decommissioned until May. Devices already authenticated to them will continue to have access. However, they will no longer be visible options when connecting to the network.
These changes simplify the process to access the wireless network and provide improved mobility. By standardizing on eduroam, users will not have to log on to a different network when traveling between any of the university campuses, including UNMC. In addition, eduroam is used by many universities across the world, providing instant access on any campus that uses the standard. Wireless security will be improved and performance increased by reducing the number of competing networks.
- UNKGuest is being replaced by NU Guest.
- Guests will remain logged on 14 days before they have to log on again.
- UNKGaming will be replaced by NU Connect. Existing connection will work until May.
Instructions for logging on to the wireless network can be found at wireless.unk.edu
They will be updated on Dec. 16 to coincide with the new standards. For additional support, please contact the ITS help desk at 308.865.8363 or firstname.lastname@example.org