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Wireless Connectivity

For ResLife Students:  Click here for an FAQ on the ResLife Network

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 802.11a/ac/g/n standard, which operates in the 2.4GHz / 5.8Ghz license-free frequency band. It offers wireless data connections at speeds of up to 300Mbps.

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(g/n/a/ac) compliant wireless card
SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudent, ULMGuest, eduroam
TCP/IP settings: DHCP 

SSID: ULMFaculty, ULMStudent

This network is for the faculty/staff or students on our campus.  These give you access to most of the same resources that wired computers have. You will only have to login once per device and it will stay logged in as long as you haven't changed your ULM account password. 

SSID: ULMGuest

This network is for people visiting the ULM campus and need to access the internet. It will only allow http and https connections.  All other services are disabled for security purposes. This network requires that you register with a valid email address or password to use. This access is only good for 1 day and then you have to re-register after.

SSID: eduroam

An abbreviation for EDUcation ROAMing, eduroam is a secure roaming infrastructure that allows you to use your university's credentials to access the internet at participating institutions. For ULM, this gives wireless access at other participating institutions using your ULM email address and password. For visitors to ULM from participating universities, this gives them access to the eduroam wireless network here at ULM.

IPV4 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 must be entered manually. DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) on the other hand, refers to the automatic assignment of an IP address with no user intervention required. The only thing the user is responsible for is to set the IPV4 settings on the network adapter to DHCP. DHCP is required on ULM’s Campus.

Login Type: 802.1x

There are multiple ways to log in to a wireless service. At ULM, we use the 802.1x method that uses your faculty/student account to log in to the wireless service. When logging in, please use your full email address for the user name. Ex: faculty@ulm.edu, students@warhawks.ulm.edu.

Once you are logged in, you should not have to change or re-login again unless you change your password to your faculty/student account.

 

General Notes:

If you change your ULM email password, switch user profiles, or maybe haven't used the campus WIFI in a while, you must "forget" the network SSID before logging in again.

iOS Notes:

When connecting with an iOS device, it might complain about a certificate. You just have to hit "Trust" in the upper right hand side and it will allow the login to finish.

iOS 11.0 or higher is required to connect.

Android Notes:

When you connect with your Android device, please make sure it says the following:

Security: 802.1x EAP
EAP method: PEAP
Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
CA certificate: (Unspecified)
Identity: Your email address
Anonymous identity: (leave blank)
Enter Password: Your email password

Android 6 (fully patched)/7 or higher is required to connect.

Password Notes:

Passwords in this WIFI context are referring to your base LDAP/myULM password, not the complicated MFA password.

Apple MacOS Notes:

MacOS 10.13 or higher is required to connect.

Windows Notes:

With Windows 10, you will have to make sure you complete the steps located here if you change your password.

Windows 8/10 patched to November 2017 or higher is required for compatible connectivity.

Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft as of Jan 2020.  You may use Windows 7 if you do not have any issues.  However, ULM is no longer supporting Windows 7, so future WiFi upgrading/changes WILL NOT be tested for Windows 7 compatibility.

 

Wireless Coverage

Building Status
Alumni Center Fully Covered
Band Building Mostly Covered
Baseball Stadium Not Covered
Biedenharn Hall Fully Covered
Bienville Bld Fully Covered
Brown Hall Fully Covered 
Brown Stadium Fully Covered (under construction)
Bry Hall Fully Covered
Caldwell Hall Fully Covered
CNSB Fully Covered
Coenen Hall Fully Covered
Construction Bldg Fully Covered
Event Center Fully Covered
Fant-Ewing Partially Covered
Filhiol Hall Fully Covered
Hannah Hall Fully Covered
Hemphill Hall Fully Covered
Library Fully Covered
Malone Stadium Operationally Covered Only
Nursing Bldg Fully Covered
Sandel Hall Fully Covered
Schulze Fully Covered
Softball Stadium Not Covered
Strauss Hall Fully Covered
Stubbs Hall Fully Covered
Student Success Center Fully Covered
Student Union Building Fully Covered
Sugar Hall Fully Covered
Walker Hall Fully Covered

 

 


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