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About UB's Network

Learn about the different networks available at UB, and when you should use them.

Wi-Fi Networks

UB Secure

UB Secure is the recommended, secure access choice for UB's campus network. Your UBITName and password and all data transmitted from your device to the wireless access point (the campus network) are encrypted.

UB Wireless

UB Wireless is an on-campus non-secure choice. You should only connect to UB Wireless when you need to connect to the UB Network and you cannot configure your device for UB Secure.

You must authenticate with your UBITName and password after connecting when you browse or connect to a new location.

UB Guest

The UB Guest Wi-Fi service is for UB guests and visitors only. Guests and visitors can access the network by logging in with any email address. Wi-Fi service is limited and unprotected.

UB Gaming

UB Gaming is a special Wi-Fi service to connect gaming consoles and media devices that can't use UB Secure because the device can't do web authentication or 802.1x protocols. UB Gaming is available campus wide but used primarily within UB's Residence Halls and Apartments. Just like UB Secure, UB Gaming transmissions to the campus network are encrypted. There are special instructions for connecting to UB Gaming that require knowing the MAC address of your gaming or media device.

UB Voice

UB_Voice is a special Wi-Fi network used by faculty and staff who have the Cisco Unified Wireless IP Phone 7925G.  UB_Voice connects those telephones to the campus VoIP telephone system.

Wired Networks

Residential Network (ResNet)

ResNet allows you to connect to the UB Network from within UB residence halls and campus apartments using a wired Ethernet connection.

OpenPort is an access method at UB to connect to the UB Network using publicly accessible network jacks and Ethernet cabling.

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