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Frequently Asked Questions - Wireless Network

The university has a firewall in place to provide protection to systems on our network. Our firewall is configured to only allow certain traffic in and out and does not allow many games and services, that require a port other than 80, to communicate.
Exceptions can be made for software that is used in an official university capacity and requests may be routed through the call center (ext. 3333) for approval.

802.11 is a standard that was developed by the Institute of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is the original wireless specification.
Extensions of the 802.11 standard were given the same number with a letter
suffix.802.11 Provides up to 2Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
802.11b Provides up to 11Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band
802.11a Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 5GHz band
802.11g Provides up to 54Mbps transmission in the 2.4GHz band

Yes. While on the ULM Campus, you may find three unique wireless networks advertised to your device.  Choose one of the three following:  "ULM Student", "ULM Faculty","ULM Guest".  Once your device shows a connected status via the selected network, you will need to launch a web browser on your device to view the authentication/disclaimer page.  Once confirmed your device will have access to ULM's network resources.

Make sure your settings match these:Network type: Infrastructure
SSID: ULMFaculty,  ULMStudents, ULMGuest
Encryption: off
TCP/IP settings: DHCP
If you still have problems connecting to the wireless network, contact the Call Center (ext. 3333).

You can do just about anything that you would on a wired connection. Checking
e-mail or web browsing are well-suited for a wireless connection. However, keep
in mind that the connection provided by a wireless network is slower and less
reliable than a traditional wired connection. As a result, you may have problems
trying to download large files or using high bandwidth applications such as
streaming video. Also, antivirus.ulm.edu is only available to an employee thru the
ULMFaculty wireless network.  The ULMGuest network only allows basic web
browsing as for web types of http or https (ports 80 or 443).  Effective on Feb. 15,
2012:  Moodle will not be available on the ULMGuest network.

Wireless Coverage

Building Status Type
CNSB (#36) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Student Success Center (#17) Fully Covered 802.11(b)
Schulze (#16) Fully Covered 802.11(b)
Brown (#13) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Garrett (#35) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Hemphill (#52) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Strauss (#32) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Sugar (#41) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Library (#28) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Bienville Bld Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
SUB (#18) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Nursing (#39) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)

Construction (#40)

Fully Covered


Band Building (#43) Mostly Covered


Stubbs (#33) Fully Covered


Biedenharn (#44) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Caldwell (#42) Fully Covered


Coenen (#15) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)


Walker (#38) Fully Covered 802.11(b/g/a)
Bry Hall (#14) Fully Covered


Currently we do not have any wireless cards to check-out.

Wireless transmission can be affected by a variety of factors including walls,
metal objects, trees, and distance from an access point. In addition, wireless
is a shared resource. As a result, the greater the number of wireless users
connected to a particular access point, the lower the effective bandwidth that
will be available to each individual user.

The 802.11a/g/a standard provides transmission speeds of up to 54Mbps. This is the theoretical maximum speed. In reality, the actual throughput will be 11-5.5Mbps or less.