Wireless Network Connectivity Prerequisites

Laptop - Network Fundamentals

Laptop Security and Integrity

It is the responsibility of the user to implement a number of essential security features before connecting their laptop to the University network.

Software Requirements 

  • Network settings configured to use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). DHCP automatically assigns valid IP addresses to stations on the network. For advice on how to configure the network client for DHCP, please refer to check DHCP
  • An up-to-date Web browser - e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari
  • All critical Operating System patches (e.g. Windows Updates) must be applied and active on the laptop
  • Active, up-to-date Anti-Virus software must be running on the laptop

Hardware Requirement

 All laptops require specific hardware to connect to the University's network via wireless

  • The University wireless network is 802.11a/g/n compatible to accommodate legacy wireless devices (commonly known as Wi-Fi Ethernet adapter). It is the user's responsibility to ensure that this is installed and configured correctly.

    Note
    : ISS are unable to test all makes and models of wireless cards.

The following table lists all clients which have been tested and are compatible with the University Wi-Fi network 

Client Type and Name

Version

Laptop

Intel 4965

v13.4

Intel 5100/5300/6200

v14.3.2.1

Intel 6300

V15.9.2.1

Intel 1000/1030/6205

v14.3.0.6

Intel 7260(11AC)

17.0.0.34, Windows 8.1

Broadcom 4360(11AC)

6.30.163.2005

Dell 1395/1397/Broadcom 4312HMG(L)

XP/Vista: 5.60.18.8 Win7: 5.30.21.0

Dell 1501 (Broadcom BCM4313)

v5.60.48.35/v5.60.350.11

Dell 1505/1510/Broadcom 4321MCAG/4322HM

5.60.18.8

Dell 1515(Atheros)

8.0.0.239

Dell 1520/Broadcom 43224HMS

5.60.48.18

Dell 1530 (Broadcom BCM4359)

v5.100.235.12

Cisco CB21

v1.3.0.532

Atheros HB92/HB97

8.0.0.320

Atheros HB95

7.7.0.358

MacBook Pro

OSX10.9.2

MacBook Air

OSX 10.9.2, BCM43xx 1.0(6.30.223.154.45)

Macbook Pro with Retina Display 2013

OSX 10.9.2

Handheld Devices

Apple iPad2

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPad3

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPad Mini with Retina display

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Asus Transformer

Android 4.0.3

Sony Tablet S

Android 3.2.1

Toshiba Thrive

Android 3.2.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Android 3.2

Motorola Xoom

Android 3.1

Nexus 7 2nd gen

Android 4.4.2

Intermec CK70

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 2.01.06.0355

Intermec CN50

Windows Mobile 6.1 / 2.01.06.0333

Symbol MC5590

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 3.00.0.0.051R

Symbol MC75

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 3.00.2.0.006R

Phones and Printers

Cisco 7921G

1.4.2.LOADS

Cisco 7925G

1.4.2.LOADS

Ascom i75

1.8.0

Spectralink 8030

119.081/131.030/132.030

Vocera B1000A

4.1.0.2817

Vocera B2000

4.0.0.345

Apple iPhone 4

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 4S

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5s

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5c

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Ascom i62

2.5.7

HTC One(11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 - GT-I9500(11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 - GT-I9500(11AC)

Android 4.3

SpectraLink 8450

3.0.2.6098/5.0.0.8774

Samsung Galaxy Nexus GTI9200

Android 4.2.2

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Android 4.3

Sony Xperia Z ultra (11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega SM900(11AC)

Android 4.4.2

 

 

 

Laptop Security and Integrity

It is the responsibility of the user to implement a number of essential security features before connecting their personal laptop to the University network.

Software Requirements

In order to connect your laptop to the University network your device must fulfill the following requirements:

  • The network settings must be configured to use DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol). DHCP automatically assigns valid IP addresses to stations on the network. For advice on how to configure the network client for DHCP, please refer to check DHCP.
  • Your device must be running an up-to-date web browser  (e.g. Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari).
  • All critical operating system patches (e.g. Windows Updates) must be applied and active on the laptop.
  • An active and up-to-date anti-virus software must be running on the laptop.

Hardware Requirements

All laptops require specific hardware to connect to the University's network via a wireless connection. The details on the specific hardware required for each type of device are as follows:

  • The University wireless network is 802.11a/g/n compatible to accommodate legacy wireless devices (commonly known as Wi-Fi Ethernet adapter). It is the user's responsibility to ensure that this is installed and configured correctly.

    Note
    : ISS are unable to test all makes and models of wireless cards.

The following table lists all clients which have been tested and are compatible with the University Wi-Fi network 

Client Type and Name

Version

Laptop

Intel 4965

v13.4

Intel 5100/5300/6200

v14.3.2.1

Intel 6300

V15.9.2.1

Intel 1000/1030/6205

v14.3.0.6

Intel 7260(11AC)

17.0.0.34, Windows 8.1

Broadcom 4360(11AC)

6.30.163.2005

Dell 1395/1397/Broadcom 4312HMG(L)

XP/Vista: 5.60.18.8 Win7: 5.30.21.0

Dell 1501 (Broadcom BCM4313)

v5.60.48.35/v5.60.350.11

Dell 1505/1510/Broadcom 4321MCAG/4322HM

5.60.18.8

Dell 1515(Atheros)

8.0.0.239

Dell 1520/Broadcom 43224HMS

5.60.48.18

Dell 1530 (Broadcom BCM4359)

v5.100.235.12

Cisco CB21

v1.3.0.532

Atheros HB92/HB97

8.0.0.320

Atheros HB95

7.7.0.358

MacBook Pro

OSX10.9.2

MacBook Air

OSX 10.9.2, BCM43xx 1.0(6.30.223.154.45)

Macbook Pro with Retina Display 2013

OSX 10.9.2

Handheld Devices

Apple iPad2

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPad3

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPad Mini with Retina display

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Asus Transformer

Android 4.0.3

Sony Tablet S

Android 3.2.1

Toshiba Thrive

Android 3.2.1

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Android 3.2

Motorola Xoom

Android 3.1

Nexus 7 2nd gen

Android 4.4.2

Intermec CK70

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 2.01.06.0355

Intermec CN50

Windows Mobile 6.1 / 2.01.06.0333

Symbol MC5590

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 3.00.0.0.051R

Symbol MC75

Windows Mobile 6.5 / 3.00.2.0.006R

Phones and Printers

Cisco 7921G

1.4.2.LOADS

Cisco 7925G

1.4.2.LOADS

Ascom i75

1.8.0

Spectralink 8030

119.081/131.030/132.030

Vocera B1000A

4.1.0.2817

Vocera B2000

4.0.0.345

Apple iPhone 4

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 4S

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5s

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Apple iPhone 5c

iOS 7.1(11D167)

Ascom i62

2.5.7

HTC One(11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 - GT-I9500(11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy S4 - GT-I9500(11AC)

Android 4.3

SpectraLink 8450

3.0.2.6098/5.0.0.8774

Samsung Galaxy Nexus GTI9200

Android 4.2.2

Samsung Galaxy SIII

Android 4.3

Sony Xperia Z ultra (11AC)

Android 4.3

Samsung Galaxy Mega SM900(11AC)

Android 4.4.2