June 21, 2012
Beginning July 16 users will be blocked from connecting to UF’s Wi-Fi network if their laptop or Mobile device does not have up-to-date security tools.
If you have recently connected to the university’s Wi-Fi you may have noticed pop-up messages alerting you that the security on your wireless device needs updating. The pop-ups suggest you install or update security tools such as an anti-virus program.
UF will enforce the updated security requirements on July 16.
Users will be blocked from connecting to the UF Wi-Fi unless the required anti-virus software and appropriate firewall protection is detected. If the required security is not detected when you go to connect on July 16, the only wireless access available will be to documentation and anit-virus software until the necessary updates are made.
Address these issues before the blocking begins on July 16–update now so you don’t lose campus wireless access!
If you’re still logging on to the “ufw” wireless network please note–“ufw” will go away on in August. Faculty and staff using UF-owned computers to connect to the university’s Wi-Fi should contact their department IT group to update that machine. Have questions or need assistance? Visit (HUB 132), call (352-392-HELP) or email the UF Computing Help Desk.