Wireless Network FAQ

Overview

  1. How do I find the IP address for my computer?
  2. How do I find the MAC Address for my computer?
  3. How do I set up a wireless device to connect to the University of Richmond's Wireless Network (urwin)?
  4. What wireless network card can I use?
  5. Can a visitor to campus with their own computer get onto our wireless network?
  6. Why can't I bring my wireless access point from home and set it up on campus?
  7. Why shouldn't I set up ad-hoc wireless networking on my computer to talk to another computer?
  8. Is the wireless network secure?
  9. Can I get to Banner over the wireless network?

How do I find the IP address for my computer?

Here is a webpage that has instructions for how to find the wired and wireless IP addresses for both Windows and Mac computers.
 

How do I find the MAC Address for my computer?

Here are links to articles that have instructions for how to find the wired and wireless MAC addresses for both Windows and Mac computers: 

How do I set up a wireless device to connect to the University of Richmond's Wireless Network (urwin)?

Configure Computer/Devices for the University wireless network. Other operating systems may work on the wireless network if the wireless adapter manufacturer supplies 802.1x authentication with the software.

What wireless network card can I use?

Any wireless network card should work as long as it supports 802.1x, WPA2 Enterprise and AES protocols. Some wireless cards may require a driver update in order to work correctly and these can usually be found on the manufacturer's web site.

Can a visitor to campus with their own computer get onto our wireless network?

Short-term visitors to the University of Richmond campus may connect their Wi-Fi enabled device to the VisitUR wireless network for access to the commodity Internet and the University's public facing websites: http://www.richmond.edu

Why can't I bring my wireless access point from home and set it up on campus?

The interiors of the buildings and many outside areas are covered by university owned and managed access points.  Any personal access points added to the plan would create interference with the radio frequencies that have been configured to provide the best coverage possible.  Any "rogue" access point found on the campus network will result in the network port it is connected to being turned off and the person(s) reported to the appropriate dean or manager.

Why shouldn't I set up ad-hoc wireless networking on my computer to talk to another computer?

Computers set up to use ad-hoc networking are still broadcasting on the same radio frequency as the managed wireless network and can cause interference.  Communications between two or more computers should be accomplished over the campus network.

Is the wireless network secure?

Wireless radio and network transmissions on the University's network are encrypted using AES (Advanced Encryption Standard).

Can I get to Banner over the wireless network?

Bannerweb and Bannerforms are both accessible over the urwin wireless network on campus. 

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Article ID: 89892
Created
Mon 10/21/19 3:34 PM
Modified
Thu 12/5/19 9:51 AM