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About wireless connections

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The IU Secure wireless network

IU Secure is the wireless network for students, faculty, and staff to access on all campuses. IU Secure utilizes WPA2 Enterprise (Wi-Fi Protected Access) for authentication and encryption.

You'll need to first configure your computer's wireless card so your device can see IU's wireless network; see IU Secure wireless connections: Windows; you'll need to configure your Mac OS computer to use the AirPort card.

See Apple support.

Note: To gain full Internet access for your device on the IU Secure network, you must register the device's MAC address. Before registering your MAC address, your device will be able to connect to IU Secure, but will not receive an IP address that allows a successful Internet connection. For more, see Registering your computer or networked device on the IU network

Wireless for IU visitors

Note: Indiana University and Purdue University allow researchers and visitors wireless access to their own networks from each campus. For details, see Wireless access at Indiana University and Purdue University.

Wireless networks for departments

For details, see Setting up a wireless network for your department

Wireless locations on campus

Wireless access is widely available on IU campuses.

The IU Secure wireless network is available in most IU Bloomington and IUPUI campus residences. You may operate a properly configured, FCC-approved wireless access point (WAP) as an exception to the IT-19 Extending the University Data Network and IT-20 Wireless Networking policies from the University Information Policy Office (UIPO) only if your residence is listed at Wireless Networking: Temporary Exception 2. Once IU Secure is available in your residence, this exception will no longer apply and you will need to remove your WAP from the network.