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Library Technology Support: WiFi connection

To keep clients up-to-date concerning developments related to library e-resources, systems, databases and applications.

Wifi setup

Unisa-registered students can access the Unisa wireless network using the UnisaStudent network on campus. Electronic devices including laptops and iPads, etc. can also be connected to the Unisa wireless network.

Requirements for access to the wireless networks:

  • Laptops must have Windows 7 or XP with the latest Windows updates (patches)
  • Laptops must have a valid copy of Windows installed
  • When Internet Explorer is used as the browser, only version 7 and higher are compatible
  • Anti-virus software must be installed with anti-virus updates not older than 30 days

If laptops do not comply with these requirements, library staff will not be able to assist with setting up the wireless configuration. Students will therefore not be allowed to access the Unisa wireless network unless these requirements are in place. Students should familiarise themselves with the Unisa Internet, Electronic Communication and Web Management Policy (PDF): If students encounter problems with setting up the wireless network configuration, they can ask for assistance by reporting to the Info desk.

Configurations for Windows 7

How to connect to the UnisaStudent wireless network with Windows

Steps

  • Make sure that your Laptop Wi-Fi radio is on. There should be a Wi-Fi switch on the laptop or keys on the keyboard to activate your Wi-Fi
     
  • Go to the bottom right corner of your taskbar on your desktop and click the wireless network icon

 

          

 

  • First refresh the list
     
  • Then select UnisaStudent wireless network connection and click connect 

 

  • You will then be prompted to type in the network password:UNISAWiFi
  • Click OK

              ​[NOTE: This password is Case sensitive] 

  • Click the balloon which will automatically open your web browser. If the balloon does not appear on your screen like shown below, open your browser manually by double clicking on the browser icon.

     

    Enter your Student number and MyUnisa Password and then click the Log In button
     
  • Read the terms and conditions, then check the box and click Next
  • Click here to go to the original destination
  • Your wireless setup for Windows 7 has been completed.

Configurations for Windows XP

How to connect to the UnisaStudent wireless network with Windows XP

Steps

  • Make sure that your Laptop Wi-Fi radio is on. There should be a Wi-Fi switch on the laptop or keys on the keyboard to activate your Wi-Fi
     
  • Go to the bottom right corner of your taskbar on your desktop and click the wireless network icon 
  • First refresh the list
     
  • Then select UnisaStudent wireless network connection and click connect
     
  • You will then be prompted to type in the following network password: UNISAWiFi ​ 

           [Note: This password is Case sensitive] 

  • Then click Connect
     
  • Click the balloon which will automatically open your web browser If the balloon does not appear on your screen like shown above, open your browser manually by double clicking on the browser icon.
     
  • Enter your Student number and MyUnisa Password and click the Log In button
     
  • Read the terms and conditions, then check the box and click Next
     
  • Click here to go to your original destination
     
  • Your wireless setup for Windows XP has been completed.