Access to the wireless network

WIFI

In order to guarantee users access to the data network (internet, intranet and not only), default connectivity services are available for the structured staff stations, and on request for students and other users who want to access the network with personal devices. Ordinary access to the network - only possible for users with accounts of the type @ unitn.it - can be via cable (wired network) or wireless (choosing between multiple configurations modes). For the University’s impromptu guests, connectivity is offered through the Eduroam Federation (for guests coming from Universities or Research Institutions that belong to it) or by issuing temporary credentials (so-called Visiting accounts). This group of services also includes VPNs - Virtual Private Networks for managing external traffic to University network resources.

Access wirelessly the University network resources and the internet.

Description

You can use the Wi-Fi network to connect to internet using your laptop PC (or other mobile devices) when you are in the library, in the teaching class or in other facilities of the University. The University of Trento makes available for its users three wireless networks (SSID) to access internet through laptop PCs or other mobile devices:

  • unitn-x: the access is automatic, with encrypted traffic, after the first client’s configuration;

  • unitn: to access you need to open your browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome…) and use your credentials in the authentication screen. The data traffic is not encrypted;

  • eduroam: the University of Trento belongs to the international federation Eduroam (Education Roaming): all users of the partners can use the university wireless network using the same credentials they would use in their institution of origin, if their device is already configured according to the instructions of their institution of origin. In the same way, the users of UniTrento can automatically access to the Eduroam network in all institutions belonging to the EduRoam federation, using a device which is already configured with the UniTrento credentials.

  • unitn-Spid: the “unitn-SPID” wireless network is available at the BUC (the main library of our University). The authentication is performed via captive portal (a login web page). Web credentials and password are communicated in a secure way over the network (HTTPS). The data traffic is not encrypted.

Availability

Availability 24x7

SLA

Centralized management infrastructures (cisco / juniper / aerohive) have a maintenance contract that includes 8x5xNBD intervention.

Features

The University network offers wireless connectivity to all its users, in all their offices. You can access the network from any device (PC / tablet / smartphone / other).

Options

The University’s wireless networks are three: - unitn-x (via 802.1x) - eduroam (worldwide federation between research institutions) - unitn (access via captive portal) - In some locations: unitn-SPID

Profiling detail

Normally the service is the same for all profiles but for the students bandwidth limitations may be introduced depending on the use of internet bandwidth or congestion on the MAN.

Preresuisites

Having read the GARR AUPs and the regulations for access to the University network.

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