August 15, 2014
To help protect the university’s wireless network–and the information that runs on that network–from malware, each semester UFIT conducts a check on devices connecting to UF’s Wi-Fi.
Connecting to UF’s Wi-Fi requires that:
• Java and Flash are up-to-date
• MS Windows automatic updates are enabled
• An antivirus program is installed, active, and up-to-date on MS Windows and MacOS devices
Members of the UF community with devices identified as non-compliant will begin receiving pop-up Warning messages on Tuesday, August 19. Two weeks later, on Tuesday, September 2, all devices not in compliance will be blocked from the Wi-Fi network.
If you have a new Windows or Mac laptop, visit the Get Online website for Wi-Fi setup instructions. Most mobile devices are easily connectable, but UFIT recommends using the automatic configuration found on the Get Online website for Windows and MacOS devices.
Faculty and staff needing assistance with Wi-Fi compliance should contact their local IT support staff for help with a university-owned device, or visit the UF Computing Help Desk for compliance assistance with a personally-owned device.