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UCLan Wireless Free Wireless Service

UCLan Wireless is available free to staff and students. Its can be accessed throughout all buildings on campus and UCLan owned Halls of Residences. See the UCLan wireless page for more information.

Take a look at the Wireless Campus Map to check your building wireless connectivity.

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eduroam Free Wireless Service

eduroam is available free to and staff and students. Once you've set it up it can be accessed throughout the UCLan campus using the free wireless connection and in many more campuses around the UK and Europe. Visit the eduroam page for further detailed information and access maps. Visit the Guides and Forms page for assistance with setting up your connection.

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Wireless Network Fair Usage and Security Policy

Please Note: You are required to read the Wireless Network Fair Usage and Security Policy on the student contract page. The most common offences are listed below:

  • Peer to peer software, for example BitTorrent
  • Any unlawful, criminal, fraudulent or otherwise illegal purposes or activities
  • Activities which breach the rights of any third party, such as the downloading, streaming or distribution of any copyrighted material of any kind
  • Collecting, streaming, distributing or accessing any material which you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally collected, streamed, distributed or accessed
  • Creating a wireless hot spot

Wireless Basic PC requirements

 

  • Your PC must have a wireless connection
  • Your PC must have one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    • Windows Vista with Service Pack 2
    • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Windows 8
    • Mac OSX 10.3 or higher
    • Linux (this may work but it is unsupported by UCLan)

Please note: UCLan-Wireless will not work on the following operating systems:

  • Windows XP with Service Pack 1
  • Windows 95, 98 and ME
  • Windows NT
  • Mac OSX less than 10.3

Wifi Health and Safety

The University takes any concern about the alleged health impact of Wi-Fi technology seriously. A range of scientific research undertaken to-date concludes there is no evidence that low-power Wireless Networks pose health threats to users or to the general public. Wi-Fi technology meets all national and international safety requirements and emits signals that are typically hundreds to thousands of times below international safety limits.

The United Kingdom Health Protection Agency does not consider there to be problems with the safety of low-power Wireless Networks.

The World Health Organization has reviewed the various bodies of research that have been conducted and has concluded that, due to the research results and the very low exposure levels associated with Wi-Fi, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radio frequency signals from wireless networks cause adverse health effects. www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/fs304/en/index.html

Different language versions of the above are available here http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/factsheets/en/index.html

Cisco (manufacturer of Wireless network equipment used at the University) Wireless and RF Safety issues Statement

If you have any further concerns about the Health and Safety risks of the Wireless Networks in use at the University please contact the Universities Radiation Protection Officer for both ionising and non-ionising radiation:

Christine Edwards LRIC CMIOSH
Safety Health & Environment Manager
SHE Section
Facilities Management
Ext. 2231