UCLA Center for Digital Humanities Support

UCLA Center for Digital Humanities Support

Wireless Networking

Requirements | Wireless Network Locations | Wireless Access (Windows XP) | Wireless Access (Mac OS X)

Wireless internet access is available in select locations on campus for users with an eligible UCLA Logon ID and their own 802.11b compliant wireless network interface card. For more information on the campus wireless network please visit the wireless network access information page at BOL.

Guests to the campus, including lecturers and others who aren't art of the UCLA community may use a guest log on .

Wireless Network Locations:

CDH maintains a number of wireless access points throughout the humanities departments. For a detailed view of wireless network coverage throughout campus, visit the Wireless Ethernet Coverage Area map at BOL.

CDH Wireless Access Points


Location Coverage Area
ALC Royce 243 Royce 243 Coneference Room
AP TESL Rolfe 1106 AP TESL Reading Room
Art History Dodd 50D Art Histor TA/Grad Student Lounge
Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies Royce 310 Royce 306 and 310
Center for Digital Humanities Public Policy 1023 and 1084 Public Policy 1020 - 1095
CDH Labs Luvalle Commons B01A-2 Luvalle PC and Mac Labs
Clark Library South Building Reading Room, Drawin Room, and Offices, Annex South Building
Classics Dodd 2, Dodd 283, Dodd 221 Classics TA/Grad Lounge and Classics Reading Room
Center for Jewish Studies,Center for Medieval and Rennaisance Studies Royce 302E CJS and CMSR Offices
CMCS Royce 314 Royce 314
Indo-European Studies,  Center for Study of Religion Dodd 74C IES and CSR Offices
French Royce B12, 236, and 250 French TA/Grad Lounge, Conference Room, and Reading Room
Germanic Royce B05 Germanic Studies TA/Grad Lounge
Italian Royce 342 Italian Offices and Conference Rooms
Linguistics Campbell 2101S, 2122A, 2210E, 3103J, 3125C Linguistics Offices
Musicology Schoenberg 2424 Musicology Offices
Philosophy Dodd 330, Dodd 371 Philosophy TA Offices and Philosophy Reading Room
Scandanavian Royce 332B Scandanavian Offices
S&P Rolfe 4302, 4321, 4333 All S&P Spaces (4th & 5th floors)



In order to access the network, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • a valid individual UCLA Logon ID.
  • a wireless card that is 802.11b compliant.
  • a Windows (XP/Vista) or a Macintosh (OS X 10.x) notebook computer.


Wireless Access using Windows XP

1. On the right side of your Widows taskbar, locate the wireless networking icon. Right click on the icon and select View available wireless networks. If your wireless card is configured to use third-party software, use that software to view the available networks.







2. A windows will display listing the wireless networks available to you. Select the UCLAWLAN network and make sure it is connected. Your connection status is indicated with a star above the signal strength indicator in the wireless network list.














3. Start your web browser (Internet Explorer or Firefox) and sign in using your Bruin Online (BOL) username and password.After clicking login, a new window will appear to confirm your connection. If the new window does not appear and you cannot access the internet, remove any pop-up blockers on your system and try again.



















What is eduroam?

eduroam (education roaming) is the secure, world-wide roaming access service developed for the international research and education community. eduroam allows students, researchers and staff from participating institutions to obtain Internet connectivity across campus and when visiting other participating institutions. This network can be used by Faculty, Students, and Staff and is the recommended networks for this group of users. Devices must be configured in advance before being able to connect to these networks. This network provides the highest level of security, and requires WPA2 authentication using your UCLA Logon ID and password. This network is also accessible to visitors from other campuses that participate in eduroam using their own campus credentials. More information about eduroam can be found on its website.

Why is eduroam the recommended wireless network for faculty, students, and staff?

eduroam uses two technologies for authentication: WPA2 and 802.1x. WPA2 is short for Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, and it ensures that the traffic between a wireless device and the Access Point (AP) is encrypted. In other words, the communication between yourself and the AP cannot be captured and decoded by other individuals. 802.1x is an internet standard that determines how a device will authenticate to allow access to the network. With eduroam, you must use your UCLA Logon ID and password to access and authenticate on this network.

When using UCLA_WEB or UCLA_WIFI, the communication between the wireless device and the AP is not encrypted. This will allow the data passed between those devices to be captured and examined by other individuals. While the communication between the AP and the wireless device may not be encrypted, it does not always mean that the data is not encrypted. By example, websites and some mail servers (including Bruin OnLine email) employ HTTPS or SSL encryption. This ensures that the data is encrypted regardless of the media over which they travel. Online banking typically requires this level of security, and one can normally tell if a site is using this level of security by looking in the address bar to see if the website address starts with HTTPS.

Setup and Configuration

For configuration details see the following knowledgebase article: https://help.bol.ucla.edu/kb_view.do?sysparm_article=KB0010955.

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