Wireless Access at CI

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Overview

CI is serviced by over 300 wireless access points dispersed across the campus, which provide coverage for major campus facilities. 

There are three wireless networks at CI:

  1. CI
  2. CI_GUEST
  3. eduroam

All three are available and visible when connecting a computer or other device via a wireless connection.

Comparison of CI's Three Wireless Networks

The following table describes the differences between CI, CI_GUEST, and eduroam wireless networks at CI:

Network Name: CI CI_GUEST eduroam
Access for: Students and employees only Guests, and visitors CI students, faculty, and staff as well as guests visiting from other eduroam universities
Use with University-owned computers? Yes No Yes
Use with personally-owned computers? Yes Yes Yes
Secure access to Internet? Yes No Yes
Access networked printers? Yes No Yes
Access shared network drives? Yes No Yes
Guest access? No Yes Yes
Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password?  Yes No

No

Requires eduroam campus email & password used for email

 

Eduroam

This service allows traveling and visiting students, faculty, and staff to connect securely to wireless networks using their home campus' user name and passwords. Visit the eduroam site for participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world. 

There is no need for members of the CI community to sign up for guest wireless access at other participating eduroam campuses. Devices will work the same as they do at one's home campus.

 Features

  • Offers a secure wireless network for traveling researchers at participating remote institutions, using the researcher's credentials.
  • No new username or passwords are required.
  • Compatible with Mac and Windows laptops, as well as iOS, and Android mobile devices.
  • Eduroam is a free service.

 Getting Started

  • Configuration varies based upon device (Windows 7, Mac, iOS, and Android). If you require assistance contact the Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or email helpdesk@csuci.edu
  • When you are a participating institution, select eduroam as your wireless network.
  • To log in, enter your full campus email address (e.g., user.name@yourschool.edu) and the password you use for the email address. 

 Learn More

Data Security

  • Eduroam is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network. For more information on data security while using eduroam, see the eduroam website.

Support

  • For assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or email helpdesk@csuci.edu

 

Wireless Access for Guests

CI provides two wireless networks for campus guests. If your home institution/campus is eduroam enabled, you may use the eduroam network. If it is not, or you are not certain, you may use CI_GUEST. 

Wireless Access for Traveling CI Students, Faculty, and Staff

If you are a CI student, faculty, or staff member and you have an active CSUCI directory username and password, you can use them to connect to wireless at eduroam enabled institutions.

Wireless Protocol Support

Campus access points will all support the 802.11g and 802.11b wireless Internet protocols. Some wireless devices also support the 802.11a and 802.11n standard. Users with 802.11a capable wireless cards will be made to prefer 802.11a for connection rather then 802.11g, as there is less interference for this protocol.

  • CI Wireless Instructions for Windows in PDF format
  • CI Wireless Instructions for MacOXS in PDF format

Wireless Network Cards

To use your computer with the University wireless network, we recommend your computing device contain a wireless card or that you purchase an external wireless card for your laptop or desktop computer. 802.11g wireless network cards will support both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless connections. 802.11n wireless network cards will generally support 802.11a,b,g and  networks.

Location and Coverage Areas

The following tables describe available indoor and outdoor wireless access areas.

Location Coverage
Aliso Hall Good
Anacapa Village Good
Arroyo Hall Excellent
Bell Tower Fair-Good
Broome Library Excellent
Bell Tower East Fair-Good
Bell Tower West Fair-Good
Central Plant Pending
Chaparral Hall Good
El Dorado Hall Excellent
Grand Salon Pending
University Hub Excellent
Ironwood Hall Good
Islands Cafe Good
Lindero Hall Good
Malibu Hall Excellent
Manzanita Hall Excellent
Modoc Hall Excellent
Napa Hall Good
Ojai Hall Good
Paint Shop None
Petit Salon None
Placer Hall Excellent
Sage Hall Excellent
Salon A Good
Santa Cruz Village Excellent
Shops Excellent
Smith Decision Center Excellent
Solano Hall Excellent
Topanga Hall Fair-Good
Town Center Fair
University Hall Closed
Yuba Hall Good

 

Other Wireless Devices

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