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UniWide - UNSW Wireless Network


UniWide is the UNSW Campus Wireless Network for UNSW students. It offers fast, secure wireless network connectivity from a wide range of locations across UNSW’s campuses. Wireless access is available to all current students. UniWide can be accessed via any WiFi-enabled laptop or mobile device that supports WPA wireless security. For more information visit the About UniWide page.

Important changes to UniWide
From 19th Feb 2010 you will no longer be able to log into the UniWide service using your UniPass. From this date you will need to log in using your zPass. Existing users will need to accept a new security certificate for the service. For complete instructions refer to the updated PDF documents below.

UniWide Setup Instructions

Before you can access UniWide, you need to configure your laptop or mobile device manually using the instructions below. Please note that cookies must be enabled on your web browser to access the UniWide service. This option may be enabled by default but if you are having issues look for an option such as "Accept Cookies" in your browser preferences.
» Mobile Devices, smartphones, iPhone, iPod Touch etc [web page]

» Windows XP Setup Guide [PDF 1.2MB]
» Windows Vista Setup Guide [PDF 1.7MB]

» Mac OS X Setup Guide [PDF 700KB]
» Ubuntu Linux Setup Guide [PDF 2.6MB]

For information on accessing the UniWide service, including access points, compatible devices and wireless cards, visit the UniWide Access page.

Illegal Download Warning

The UNSW Wireless network is presently provided free of charge to improve the student experience while at UNSW. Unfortunately a minority of irresponsible users choose to illegally download copyright material such as movies, videos, music and games. Such actions place the both the University and the individual responsible at risk of litigation for copyright infringement.

Penalties for illegal downloading include loss of access to the wireless network for up to one session; a formal disciplinary letter from the University and a fine of up to $1,000.

UniWide Coverage

View wireless coverage maps of Kensington and COFA campuses plus a list of internal wireless hotspots on Kensington campus.
» View UniWide Coverage Details

Acceptable use - UniWide

Access to the UniWide wireless network is currently provided free of charge to all users. However, UniWide is a shared resource with limited bandwidth. Users are strongly discouraged from running bandwidth intensive applications. UniWide should not be considered a replacement to a wired network connection.

All activity on the wireless network is monitored and users are expected to abide by all relevant UNSW policies. These policies include but are not limited to:

  • Conditions of Use - UNSW ICT Resources
  • Acceptable Use of UNSW Information and Communication Technology Resources
  • UNSW IT Security Policy
These policies can be found at: