The University operated an open unsecure wireless network untill 2006. In the modern era where mobile device technoloyg puts the internet at our fingertips the need for increased access and security prompted ITS to implement a secure wireless network.
What does this mean for me?
All users should connect to "LUSecure" to access this new network using the same credentials.
No more Webpage logins!
LUSecure uses WPA2-Enterprise authentication, so you only have to enter your credentials once per device: when you connect to it the first time. You will no longer be asked to sign in before you can access the internet!
LUWireless – For Backwards Compatibility
The legacy "LUWireless" network will still be broadcast for older or incompatible devices. This network will provide the same limited connectivity and the captive portal login as before.
Enhanced Connectivity for Faculty and Staff
Since LUSecure traffic will be encrypted, we can now offer access to campus resources previously firewalled from wireless users. ITS has configured role-based access so faculty/staff can connect to more resources than students. This allows us to give the same level of access on the wireless network that we do on the wired network. (Please keep in mind that wired networking will remain faster and more reliable, and should be used whenever possible, such as with a laptop docking station.)
- Network drives
The H:, L:, and other network drives that would normally be available only on the wire, will now be available wirelessly.
- ERP Applications
Authorized users will be able to access Colleague, ODS, and other ERP resources.
The ability to seamless transition from local to wireless network to continue working will greatly impact productivity.