Published June 19, 2014
Getting devices connected securely on UB’s Wi-Fi network has been a problem for new faculty, staff and especially students. CIT is pleased to announce that as of August 15, 2013, a new automatic configuration service called UB Secure WiFiSetup will make those problems a thing of the past.
According to Leslie Evans, Project Manager for Network and
Classroom Services, “Our goal was to make connecting to the
UB Secure wireless network seamless for students, as well as UB
employees. UB Secure WiFiSetup should also reduce the number of
calls to the CIT Help
UB Secure WiFiSetup uses a simple configuration wizard to set up your devices to automatically connect safely to the UB Secure Wi-Fi network whenever your device is on campus. You will only need to authenticate once using your UBITName and password, and it will be entered automatically for you from then on.
If you’ve already configured your devices to use UB Secure, there will be no need to change your settings. However, if you’re currently using UB Wireless or UB Guest Wi-Fi, which are unencrypted and can leave personal information at risk, we strongly encourage you to follow the UB Secure WiFiSetup wizard.
UBSecure WiFiSetup is compatible with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, Macintosh OS 10.5+, iOS 2+ and Android 2.1+. If you’re using an older, non-supported device, or have trouble using the wizard, manual configuration instructions are still available at www.buffalo.edu/ubit/connect.
To configure using UB Secure WiFiSetup, visit http://ubwifisetup.buffalo.edu
A team of Network and Classroom Services staff worked to research and implement this new service. “The initial team, which consisted of Rob Colantuoni, Mark Ferguson and Matt Suarez, began researching different tools in July 2012,” said Leslie. “Jerry Bucklaew and Kathleen Murphy became involved later and were instrumental in launching the new service."
Leslie added, “Cloudpath, the provider for UB Secure WiFiSetup, had been previously evaluated for another project. The team consulted other universities about the products they used and their performance. Feedback about Cloudpath was very positive, especially from Syracuse University.”