Wireless Access for UofL Visitors

Brief overview of the available wireless network options available at UofL

 

Every day, UofL hosts many visitors and guests who need wireless access. They include:

  • Prospective students and their families
  • Vendors attending meetings on campus
  • Alumni and other visitors
  • Conference attendees

Three types of wireless access are available, depending upon who you are:

 

UofL Visitor wireless access (ulvisitor)

With the ulvisitor network, you can use the university's wireless network to access the Internet while on-campus. The ulvisitor network offers sessions limited to 6 hours. The sessions will automatically log out after 30 minutes of inactivity . Services are limited to HTTP, HTTPS.  For more information see the ulvisitor frequently asked questions. (FAQs)

How to get online

To use the ulvisitor service on campus:

  1. Select the SSID ulvisitor from your device's list of available wireless networks.
  2. Open a browser and load any URL; you will be redirected to an access page (on some mobile devices, the access page should open automatically).
  3. Enter a valid email address
  4. Click Accept to acknowledge the terms of use. Your browser will be sent to a confirmation page and from there you can get online.

NOTE:If your home page is set to a secure web page (a page with a url that starts with "https://"), then ulvisitor wireless will be unable to redirect your browser to our login page. Changing your home page setting to a non-protected page should correct this problem. (i.e. http://facebook.com, http://wave3.com,  http://www.gocards.com/)  These are just a few examples of non https:// that will allow browser redirection to work.  Browser redirection to the login page is known to not work if either of the following are true: 1) If the website you are trying to visit does not exist or is offline; 2) If you are trying to visit an SSL encrypted site. However, once authenticated, the SSL sites will work; this is only a limitation on the redirect to the login page.

     

    Sponsored wireless guest access (ulsponsor)

    Sponsorship is required for a guest that requires less restrictive access. Any UofL faculty or administrative staff member are able to create wireless guest network accounts. To sponsor a guest visit the UofL Guest Wireless Sponsor Portal to create a Ulink ID-sponsored guest account. Enter your Ulink user name and password to begin the process. After you sign on you will be directed to the portal where you create and manage accounts. The system will auto generate a user name and password after you have entered and submitted the appropriate information.

    The guest network account may be made active for up to 30 days. If your guest requires an account for more than 30 days you can simply extend the guest account duration.

    Note: as a UofL guest account sponsor, you are responsible for your guests' Internet use as well as any reported misuse.

    How to get online

    To access sponsored wireless guest service:

    1. Select the SSID ulsponsor from your device's list of available wireless networks.
    2. Open a browser and load any URL to display a UofL guest log in page.
    3. Log in with your sponsored guest user name and password. After you log in, you can use Internet services and web browsing as you would at a public venue such as Starbucks.

    NOTE:If your home page is set to a secure web page (a page with a url that starts with "https://"), then ulsponsor wireless will be unable to redirect your browser to our login page. Changing your home page setting to a non-protected page should correct this problem. (i.e. http://facebook.com, http://wave3.com,  http://www.gocards.com/)  These are just a few examples of non https:// that will allow browser redirection to work.  Browser redirection to the login page is known to not work if either of the following are true: 1) If the website you are trying to visit does not exist or is offline; 2) If you are trying to visit an SSL encrypted site. However, once authenticated, the SSL sites will work; this is only a limitation on the redirect to the login page.

       

       

       

      Bulk Load Sponsored Guest Wireless Access

      Please remember that if you are planning a large event with possible high demand for wireless access in a single location wireless should work most of the time. However due to the nature of wireless service it is not possible to guarantee service availability. Event coordinators should review wireless in the classroom for helpful tips for maximizing wireless for a large number of users in a single area. Please check the wireless locations page for coverage.

      If you have a need for multiple guest wireless accounts, please see the Sponsor Portal Guide for the Importing Guest Accounts section.

           

          Secure wireless access (ulsecure)

          This secure, campus-wide service allows students, faculty, and staff AES encrypted access to UofL campus resources

          How to get online

          To use the ulsecure service on campus:

          1. Select the SSID ulsecure from your device's list of available wireless networks.
          2. Enter your ulink user name at the prompt, and your ulink password.
          3. Accept the ulsecure certificate and authenticate your device, if prompted.

           

          For more information on the ulsecure service, or for help with setting up your device, please refer to the ulsecure client configuration website.