||Wireless access to the BU network is widely available across campus. As of October 2011, new wireless networks have been deployed in all Registrar classrooms, dining facilities, and most undergraduate residences; see our current wireless network project schedule for more information.
||Students, Faculty, Researchers, Staff, New/Incoming Students, Guests
||Safe, wireless access to the BU campus network and the Internet
- Convenient, widely available, high-speed wireless network access
- Secured and encrypted using the 802.1x security protocol
- A computer or mobile device capable of using 802.1x to make a wireless connection
- An account authorized for BU (802.1x) access as determined at Accounts & Access
||Generally there are no charges to use non-residential network services. Students living in the residences must have paid the ResNet Fee before connecting to the wired network in one of the residences. Network design, installation, and port activation charges vary; departments interested in these services should contact the IT Help Center using our online form or by sending a message to email@example.com for more information.
- Recommended method for those with a BU login name and Kerberos password – Configure your computer or mobile device to use BU (802.1x).
- NOTE: For best results, when purchasing new devices, look for those that support 802.11a/b/g/n. Devices that only support b/g/n (without the 802.11a/n – 5 Ghz.) are more likely to experience sluggishness in places where there is a high density of wireless device usage.
- Older method for those with a BU login name and Kerberos password – If you are using an older computer or one that has trouble using 802.1x, you can connect to BU (requires VPN) instead and secure your connection with the Cisco VPN client.
- Guests – Access to the BU (Guest) wireless network requires sponsorship. Please be aware that the Guest network does not offer encryption.
- Online Help – Connect to the wireless network called “BU Wireless Help” to view basic information on connecting to other wireless networks (SSIDs) on campus.