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The University of Louisville provides wireless internet access in many public areas on all three campuses, including Ekstrom Library, Kornhauser Library, the Art Library, and the Music Library. For general information about wireless on campus, please refer to IT's Wireless Information page.
Faculty, staff, and students are able to access wireless connections with two options: Client-less and the Odyssey Client.
- Client-less Wireless Access
This is a new option that uses the built-in wireless support in the Windows and Macintosh operating systems. For information on how to configure the built-in wireless for your operating system, please refer to the IT's Wireless Configuration Guide.
- Odyssey Client Access
The Odyssey Client is still available and a more secure option. The Odyssey client provides network login (using your ULink userid and password), and encryption of your network traffic. The Odyssey client version 4.7 support both Windows XP-SP2 and Windows Vista. The Odyssey client software is available at no charge to faculty, staff and students. For more information about downloading, installation, and configuration of the Odyssey Client, please refer to the IT's Wireless Network page.
While in Ekstrom Library, if you have question about wireless access, the REACH Computer Resource Center (CRC) is available to answer them. The tutors have been trained to provide general technical support and trouble-shooting for wireless questions. The REACH CRC in the Ekstrom Learning Commons hours are 8am-8pm Mon - Thurs, 8am-4pm Fri and 5pm-9pm Sunday. For any additional hardware, software, or logon issues, please seek advice from IT's HelpDesk at 852-7997 or IT's Computing Centers (hours and locations).
Wired (Ethernet) Laptop Internet Access
In each library, some wired Internet connections are available for UofL students, faculty and staff to connect their laptops to the internet by using an Ethernet cable and an internet outlet. To get wired Internet access, you need to fill out a registration form and turn it in to the libraries.
- Be sure your laptop has an Ethernet card and you have a Cat5 cable. (Cat5 cables can be purchased at IT CopyIT Centers.)
- Register your Ethernet card with the University Libraries before it is used.
- Take your completed form with your current UofL ID to OLT (Ekstrom Library, Room W011). You may also take your form and UofL ID to the Libraries Administration Office (Ekstrom Library 203).
Location of publicly accessible wired laptop connections:
- Art Library
- Ekstrom Library 4th Floor
- Kornhauser Library 2nd Floor
- Music Library 2nd Floor
- Music Library 3rd Floor
Should you have any questions on this, please contact OLT at 852-8712