Wireless

Our University of Louisville wireless network provides four different connections on all campuses with 802.11n dual band 2.4/5GHz WiFi. Four types of wireless access are available, depending upon your needs and UofL sign-in options:

ULsecure
is the preferred and primary UofL wireless network for students, faculty and staff. This connection requires a valid UofL userID and password. Our ULsecure WiFi encrypts data in order to prevent intrusions and interception of traffic.

ULsponsor
is our wireless network that allows unlimited but unencrypted access, for up to 30 days, for frequent or short-term guests to UofL. Sponsorship by a UofL faculty or administrative staff is required for this type of WiFi account.

ULvisitor
allows for open, short-term use. With no sign-in required, this connection is primarily for UofL’s visitors and guests who need wireless access. WiFi sessions on ULvisitor are limited to 6 hours on HTTP and HTTPS sites and sessions automatically log out after 30 minutes of inactivity.

Eduroam
provides secure Wi-Fi access for campus visitors from other participating institutions that support this service without the need to obtain UofL credentials. The eduroam network can also be used for your everyday campus Wi-Fi in place of our ULsecure. Logging-in to verify your UofL credentials to initially set up the service is required. See details for more information on this wireless network, and using it for wireless access at other institutions.

SET-UP, ACCESS INFORMATION AND OTHER LINKS

To access the ULsecure network:
Select the SSID ulsecure from your device's list of available wireless networks. Enter your ULink userID. At the prompt, enter your password. Accept the ULsecure certificate and authenticate your device, if prompted.
For more information on the ULsecure service or setting up your specific device, details are in our Knowledge Base.
To sponsor a guest, visit the ULsponsor Portal to create an ID-sponsored guest account. Enter your UofL userID and password to begin the process. After you sign-in, you will be directed to a page 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 will be made active for up to 30 days. If your guest requires UofL wireless for more than 30 days, you can extend the guest account duration in the Portal.
To access ULsponsor guest service:
Select the SSID ULsponsor from your device's list of available wireless networks.
Open a browser and load any URL to display a UofL guest log-in page. If your homepage is set to a secure web page (https), this network will be unable to redirect your browser to our log-in page.
Log-in with your sponsored guest userID and password. After you log in, you can use this network as you would at any open access WiFi.
For more information on the ULsponsor service or setting up your specific device, details are in our Knowledge Base.
To access the ULvisitor network on campus:
Select the SSID ULvisitorfrom your device's list of available wireless networks.
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). If your homepage is set to a secure web page (https), this network will be unable to redirect your browser to our log-in page.
Enter a valid email address.
Click Accept to acknowledge the Terms of Use. Your browser will be sent to a confirmation page and from this page, your access should be available.
For more information on the ULvisitor service or setting up your specific device, details are in our Knowledge Base.
Of course! You can contact the ITS Help Desk online or call us at (502) 852-7997.

UofL has partnered with Apogee to provide the wireless network for our residence halls. ResNet services and their support is not a part of ITS. For more information on Apogee, visit their student portal (account required). For assistance with their services:

Call Apogee support at (855) 377-4157
Email support@myresnet.com
Text ResNet to 84700
Chat live at MyResNet

**E911 Disclaimer** During an emergency, wireless VoIP technology may not provide the most timely or accurate location data if used for a 911 emergency call. Calls may be misdirected to the wrong emergency response center or there may be errors in determining the callers’ location. Always use a wired handset for 911 calls, when possible.