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UF wireless is changing: Make the switch on your mobile device now

Published: January 22, 2019 8:00 am

Connecting to WiFi while on campus will soon require you to select Eduroam as your wireless network if you haven’t already. In March, the UF network (how you probably connect now) will stop appearing as an available wireless network, although it will continue to work throughout the spring term.

This summer, UFIT will activate a webpage to intercept anyone still connecting to the UF network for wireless access. That webpage will onboard users to UF Eduroam. But there’s no need to wait. Make the change now so your WiFi connectivity is not interrupted.

The benefits of UF Eduroam becoming the sole wireless network include automatic worldwide secure connections in more than 6,000 locations. (When traveling, UFIT recommends combining Eduroam with UF’s VPN service for the most secure network experience possible.) The Eduroam network is ready to travel when you are – no need to do anything special before you leave. You can also access this network from the Gainesville Regional Airport.

When you bring a new laptop or phone that is not 4G to campus for the first time, you will need to:

1. Join the “ufgetonline” wireless network on your device.
2. Type http://getonline.ufl.edu/ in a web browser. Follow the prompts and you’re good to go!

If you have any issues connecting your device to Eduroam, please contact the UF Computing Help Desk (132 Hub) at 352-392-HELP/4357 or helpdesk@ufl.edu.

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