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UCLan WiFi

UCLan WiFi is available free to staff and students. It can be accessed throughout all buildings on campus and UCLan owned Halls of Residences, plus privately-owned Boatman and Bowran residences. See the UCLan WiFi page for more information.

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

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eduroam Free WiFi 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 WiFi 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

WiFi Basic PC requirements

  • Your PC must have a WiFi connection
  • Your PC must have one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows 7 with Service Pack 1
    • Windows 8, 8.1 and 10
    • Mac OSX 10.3 or higher
    • Linux (this may work but it is unsupported by UCLan)

WiFi Health and Safety

The University takes any concern about the alleged health impact of WiFi 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. WiFi 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 WiFi, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak radio frequency signals from wireless networks cause adverse health effects.

Different language versions of the above are available here

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:

Steve Whittle
SHE Adviser
Estates Services - Safety Health & Environment
Ext. 2062