The Student Technology Enhancement Program (STEP) and the Department of Information
Networks welcomes you to UWIN (University Wireless
Information Network). The
students via STEP have made possible the University's efforts of deploying a
campus wide, useful and secure wireless data network.
UWIN provides the following ...
1) an easy to use wireless connection which should be available to any computer
with a web browser and a user with a valid University CLID and password
2) security provided by the applications the user selects when attached to
"UWIN" and the ability to run a VPN when attached to "UWIN-VPN"
3) mobility (you can access the network while you move around in a hotspot,
and if the hotspots overlap you can access the network while you move from hotspot
4) roaming (you can move from any UWIN hotspot to any UWIN hotspot anywhere
on campus and not have to log in again)
Our current deployment locations can be seen here.
Users can tell if a building includes one or more hotspots by looking for the
UWIN logo. Each main public entrance of the building will be marked with the
logo. Looking from the outside of the building, on the leftmost door glass,
in the upper left hand corner the user will find the UWIN logo.
USER INSTRUCTIONS - connected to SSID UWIN
1) power up the computer, enable the wireless interface if necessary, connect
to UWIN if not automatically connected, and wait for the indication that the
wireless network is connected
2) open your web browser, instead of going to your normal homepage UWIN will
take you to a login page
3) enter your CLID and password in the login fields and click LOGIN
4) if you are authorized your web browser will go to your homepage (note step
5) use your computer
6) when you are finished using UWIN go to http://uwin-logout.louisiana.edu (or
http://126.96.36.199) and click the LOGOUT button
7) SPECIAL NOTICE: The first time you use UWIN, in step #4 you will be taken
to the NETREG registration page. Follow the instructions to register your computer.
Go to http://188.8.131.52 and click the LOGOUT button. Wait two minutes and reboot
your computer and repeat the above instructions.
ATTENTION VPN USERS - connected to the SSID UWIN-VPN
Users who used VPNs under UWIN Release 1 or 2 or other users interested in
using a VPN for additional security should be aware that UWIN Release 3 has
a VPN service available. It is available to any user by connection to "UWIN-VPN"
instead of "UWIN", but is unsupported by the Computing Center Help
Desk and the Information Networks Solutions Desk. It may be removed from service
at any time. XP computers configured for VPN as documented on this web site
are functioning on UWIN-VPN.
To use the VPN service ... 1) your CLID and password must be active, 2) power
up the laptop and wait for a basic wireless connection to UWIN-VPN message,
3) request/open/connect the VPN connection by clicking your desktop icon or
VPN icon in "show all connections" (just like in UWIN Release 1 or
When you are finished with the VPN session just right click the connection
icon and select "Disconnect".
Information on configuration of a Windows XP System -- for VPN use a program
to install the VPN can be found
here and step by step details can be found
here. At this time we have only been succesful using PAP with L2TP/IPSEC.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
The FAQ for wireless is here.
The General Rules and Policies for wireless operations on campus are listed
Please contact Information Networks at 337-482-6418 if you have a non-PC wireless
network device that is not web browser capable.
ATTENTION MEETING / CONFERENCE SPONSERS- connected to the SSID UWIN-MTG
University Staff and Students that have meetings or conferences on campus may
request special access for their visitors. The special access must be requested
by a faculty or staff member with a valid CLID by contacting the Information
Networks Office at 337-482-6418 and request special UWIN-MTG Meeting Access.
This request can be made by calling the office and providing the necessary information.
Guests and vistors that need service will have to have a sponsor. The campus
sponsor will have to assist their guests to connect the visiting computer to
UWIN. This also means that the sponsor is responsible for activity on the guest
computer. We strongly urge the sponsor to keep a log of their visitors.