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How do I get connected to the Wireless Network?

Staff ITD Managed Device
Please continue to connect to ULsecure.
Note: Users will transition to eduroam later in 2019. ITD will provide communications in advance.


Staff & Student Personal Device
Please connect to the eduroam network. For initial connection please connect to setup_eduroam and follow the on screen instructions.

Student Gaming Devices in the Residence areas
Please connect to the ul_villages_iot network and follow the instructions as outlined in the link below.

An authenticated and encrypted service offering staff access to the same services that they would obtain from their desk. 

This is the preferred method of access to the wireless network for staff. Only staff with University accounts may access the ULSecure service and all the data passing between your laptop and the network is encrypted so that it cannot be 'eavesdropped' on. To use this service, you have to configure your PC's wireless ULsecure profile manually with the settings below or use the automatic configuration tool:

Configuration Tool: https://802.1x-config.org/?idp=38

Instructions: Configuration Guide

Configure your PC's wireless ULsecure profile as below:

  • Network/SSID: ULsecure
  • Network Authentication Method: WPA2 or WPA (also sometimes called WPA2-PEAP, WPA2-RADIUS, or WPA2-Enterprise)
  • Data Encryption Method: AES (if WPA2) or TKIP (if WPA)
  • EAP Type: PEAP
  • Authentication Protocol: MS-CHAP-V2
  • Tick Verify the server’s identity by validating the certificate
  • Tick Connect to these servers and type val.ul.ie
  • Tick DigiCert Assured ID Root CA
  • Ensure that you have Automatically use my windows logon name and password box un-selected. Located in Configure under the heading Select Authentication method.

When connecting you will be asked for a username and password.  Enter your UL email address as the username and network password.

Once connected, you will be able to access the IT Systems.  Access to ULsecure will be denied if a laptop using this service is not running the latest operating system patches and anti-virus software.  

Instructions: How to Connect to ULsecure

eduroam network

  • This network should be used for standard personal devices

Personal Devices

  • For initial setup on each device, please connect to the setup_eduroam wireless network.

Detailed guide for all device categories

  • Once the initial set up has been completed please verify that you are connected to the eduroam network on each device.
  • If you update your password your device will prompt you for your username and new password.

ul_villages_iot network (gaming devices in the Student Residences Areas ONLY)

  • This network should be used for gaming devices

Gaming Devices

  • Students must first have connected to the eduroam network
  • To register your gaming device go to the following link https://guest.ul.ie/guest/auth_login.php
  • Log in using your student ID and computer account password.

Operator Login

  • Create the device you want to connect to the wireless network on the Portal:
  • Select Create Device
  • Enter wireless MAC Address of the device you want to connect to the network
    • PlayStation – settings / system / system information (register wireless MAC address)
    • Xbox -  setting / network / advanced settings (register wireless MAC address)
  • Create a Device Name, Accept Terms of Use

Gaming login

  • After you have created the device you will receive confirmation that the device has been set up.

    [Optional] Select Managed Devices to view, edit or remove the device.

Clear Pass

  • You can now connect the device you just registered to the ul_villages_iot network.