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The university wireless network is available to all ULM students, faculty, and
staff. It provides all the conveniences of a regular wired connection without
the need for cables.

The ULM wireless network is based on the IEEE 802.11b/g and 802.11a standard, which
operates in the 2.4GHz / 5.8Ghz license-free frequency band. It offers wireless data
connections at speeds of up to 54Mbps.

Getting Connected

Settings needed to set up wireless access

In order to be able to connect to the wireless network you will need to have the
following items and settings:

802.11(b or g) compliant wireless card
Network type: Infrastructure
SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudents, ULM Guest
Encryption: off
TCP/IP settings: DHCP
Web Login (launch your choice of web browser)

802.11(b or g) compliant wireless card

You will need an 802.11(b or g) compliant card. When purchasing a wireless card, make
sure the card is 802.11(b or g) compliant or Wi-Fi certified. In addition, make sure
that you install the latest drivers. Visit the manufacturer's website for
information about the latest drivers.

The rest of the instructions deal with the properties of the wireless network
card. The location of the network card properties will vary depending on the
operating system.

Network Type: Infrastructure

802.11 defines two types of network: infrastructure and ad hoc. An
infrastructure type indicates that your wireless client will connect to the
wired network via an access point. Ad Hoc, on the other hand, indicates a type
of network where only wireless clients get to communicate among each other. You
must use infrastructure in order to connect to the ULM wireless network.

SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudents, ULM Guest

SSID stands for Service Set Identifier. This is simply a name used to identify a
wireless network and which wireless clients must use to be able to communicate
with an access point. The access points on the ULM wireless network are
configured to broadcast the SSID to the wireless clients. Some wireless adapters
will allow you to leave the SSID field blank or enter the word "ANY". This
instructs the wireless clients to obtain whatever SSID is being broadcast by the
access point. You can also set the SSID explicitly. To connect to the ULM
wireless network, enter or select one of the three above SSIDs into the SSID field.

Encryption: off

The 802.11 standard makes use of an optional security mechanism called WEP
(Wired Equivalent Privacy). Make sure encryption is turned off.

TCP/IP settings: DHCP

There are two ways of assigning an IP address to a network adapter: static or
DHCP. Static assignment requires the use of a unique IP address that will only
work on a particular subnet and must be entered manually. DHCP (Dynamic Host
Configuration Protocol) on the other hand, refers to the automatic assignment of
an IP address. No user intervention is required. The only thing the user is
responsible for is to set the TCP/IP settings on the network adapter to DHCP.

Web Login

When you have connected to the university's wireless system open your browser and
you will be redirected to the login page for the wireless system. Your login
name will be your university e-mail address and your password will be your
e-mail password.


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  802.11(b/g/a)