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NEW UVic wireless configuration utility

The UVic wireless configuration utility will automatically configure the "UVic" wireless network on your Windows Vista or Windows 7, 8.1 or 10 computer.

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UVic offers two secure wireless networks for students, faculty, and staff: UVic and eduroamUVicStart is a limited-function network available in order to configure access to the secure UVic wireless network.  UVic is recommended for all users, especially regular or heavy users. In order to connect to any UVic wireless network, you must have

If your device has a button or switch that will enable wireless, ensure that it is turned on.

UVicStart - Limited-function connection for configuring UVic (secure) wireless network

Upon connecting to UVicStart, you will be provided with instructions on how to connect your device to the UVic wireless network.

UVic (secure)

For security reasons, University Systems highly recommends connecting to the UVic network, the secure wireless network on campus. This requires a one-time configuration. Unlike UVic Open, you will not be prompted to enter your NetLink ID and password every time you open a web browser. To configure UVic, select your platform:




Windows 7/Vista OS X 10.5 and newer iPhone or iTouch
Android version 4

eduroam (secure)

The eduroam collaborative network allows students, faculty, and staff access to wireless services at cooperating universities without obtaining a guest account. Visiting users from other participating institutions can login to the wireless network using the same credentials they would at their home institution. To configure eduroam, select your platform:




Windows 10
Windows 8.1
Windows 7 OS X 10.5 and newer HTC phone
Windows Vista
Windows XP