About the Networks

The University provides networks for you to connect your own computer or other mobile devices to the Internet. These include wireless networks on most University campuses and wired Ethernet connections in all University Accommodation. The networks are available for staff and students at the University of Wolverhampton. All members of the University with an IT account can use them, and the service is provided free of charge.

  • The eduroam wireless network can be used by staff and students and those from other educational and research organisations.
  • There is also a wireless network for visitors which uses a commercial Internet feed.

We use equipment on the network to protect users' systems while connected. This is described in the Network Security page.

Rules and Regulations

When you register for a University IT Account, there are clauses in the ICT Acceptable Use Policy (PDF 299K, Downloads file) relating to the use of personal networks, namely:

  • Users connecting personally-owned IT equipment to the University wireless network are advised that it will be subject to security checks and certain pre-requisites before connection is allowed. These are detailed on the IT Services web site. The university does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occurring to non-University equipment through the use of its network facilities.
  • Users must not establish or operate wireless access points within University premises. Equipment fitted with wireless capability must be used in “infrastructure mode” via a University wireless access point.

Note: the use of such a network connection is at the owner's risk. The University does not accept responsibility for any loss or damage occurring to non-University equipment through the use of such network facilities.