Information Technology Services

What you can access

When you connect to the wireless network, you have access to the World Wide Web, including all Victoria services usually accessible from the internet. If you choose to enter the secure area on the wireless network, you will have access to your home drive (H:), your faculty drive(M:) and printing. Wireless is a shared media. This means each Access Point has a fixed amount of bandwidth. You share this with all others connected to the same access point which means at peak use times your access speeds may be compromised. If you think too many people are connected in your area, we advise that you move to another wireless hotspot.

What you need

To connect to the wireless network, you will need a device that has wireless enabled that supports 802.11a, g or n. You also need to be in an area with wireless coverage.

Coverage

The wireless network is intended to provide access in most public areas and meeting rooms. Please note: Coverage may not be available in office areas as it is intended that staff will use the wired connection provided. If you have a genuine need for wireless coverage in an area please log a call with the Service Desk.

How to connect

Ensure your wireless connection is enabled. Connect to the victoria wireless network.

Note: You may be prompted that victoria is an unsecured network and asked whether you want to connect anyway. You should accept connect anyway. This warning displays because we do our encryption further into the network so your machine thinks the network is completely unsecured.

When connected, open your browser. You will be redirected to the wireless authentication page. Enter your usual staff username and password, choose the staff domain and click enter. You will then be directed to the wireless welcome page. Some browsers will open a small “login successful” window with a log-out button. We advise that you minimise this to allow an easy way to log-out later. It is also recommended that you bookmark the welcome page to allow you to easily navigate back to use the secure network or the logout button.

Web Browsing

Click on the “Web Access” icon. You will be directed to the University Homepage. From here you can browse the web as required.

To logout from your web session

In order to logout from your web session, you can either:

- Use the logout window that you minimised earlier.

- Navigate back to the welcome page http://www.victoria.ac.nz/wirelessvic and use the logout button

- Go to the logout page via the following URL https://wireless.victoria.ac.nz/logout.html

To enter the secure wireless (PC/Internet Explorer Users)

Navigate to the welcome page, click on the “secure network” icon

Enter your username and password

If you are entering the secure area for the first time, you may be asked to install a new browser component from “F5 Networks”. This is required for security. You will be asked a few times to run the new component. Choose to “run” rather than “save” when asked. When done, click the “complete” prompt. Then click to install the device.

You will be redirected to the university homepage. A small “F5” icon will be shown in the bottom right taskbar while you are connected securely. You can now use network drives, email and printers. If you need help setting these up please call the service desk on #5050.

When finished in the secure area you should right-click on the “f5” icon and choose “terminate connection”. When you have finished on the wireless, you will still need to logout from your web session using the links as described in the above section.

To enter the secure wireless (Mac/Safari Users)

Navigate to the welcome page, click on the “secure network” icon

Enter your username and password

If you are entering the secure area for the first time, you may be asked to install a new browser component from “F5 Networks”. This is required for security. You will be asked a few times to run the new component. Choose to “run” rather than “save” when asked. When done, click the “complete” prompt. Then click to install the device.

The remote user access “Webtop” will now open. Click on “Staff Access”. A small blue “SSL VPN” window will appear. This should be minimised, not closed. If it is closed, your secure session will end. The VUW homepage will also open. You can still use the Web from here, or can map drives and printers as normal. You cannot logout of your web session until you have closed the secure connection.

EduRoam Wireless

Eduroam allows access to the Internet for Victoria University staff when on travel to other institutions. Eduroam is not available to staff at their home university.

Eduroam is based on a federated authentication model where your username and password are validated at your home institution (identity provider) and access to authorised network services are controlled by the visited institution (service provider).

Multiple New Zealand universities participate in Eduroam including Victoria, Auckland and Massey University. Most Australian Universities are Eduroam enabled. Eduroam is also available at some hospitals and across the Asia Pacific region in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Papua New Guinea and Taiwan. Eduroam is available via three confederations worldwide, Asia Pacific, Europe (most European Union countries) and The Americas (Canada, USA), for more detail on worldwide coverage see Eduroam.org.

How do I access the Internet when I travel to other institutions? (pdf)

You may wish to print this off before travelling.