Work has been completed in the Engineering complex to upgrade wireless to conform to Campus standards. Three wireless networks are provided:
- eduroam – Provides the highest level of security but devices need to be configured (SEASnet recommends the use of the eduroam network).
- UCLA_WIFI – A portal based network that uses UCLA Logon or guest credentials for authentication. VPN is also allowed.
- UCLA_WEB – A network that allows for web (HTTP/HTTPS) traffic without authentication. VPN is also allowed.
Detailed information about how to connect to the campus wireless can be found at: https://help.bol.ucla.edu/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010954 .
What is needed?
- An 802.11b compliant wireless card for your computer and appropriate driver.
- A UCLA Logon ID account for authentication with the campus VPN server.
- VPN client software for your computer. You may obtain the VPN client software and configuration information at http://www.bol.ucla.edu/services/vpn/.
What do I do to connect?
- Install the 802.11b wireless card and configure the driver in your computer.
- Configure the driver to use one of the listed UCLA Wifi connections above as the network name (SSID).
- Configure the driver to get its wireless IP address and DNS servers from the network using DHCP.
- With this minimal configuration, you will find that you have web browser access to UCLA networks* (but not off campus access) and secure shell (SSH) connectivity to anywhere. For full network service resources, continue with the following:
- Once the VPN client has been installed, connect to the campus VPN server, vpn.ucla.edu, and log in using your UCLA Logon ID.
- Once your connection to the VPN server has been established, you have complete access to network services including the ability to browse off campus.