Site Accessibility Statement
Wilfrid Laurier University Information and Communication Technologies
September 28, 2016
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Laurierwifi (unsecure)



Instructions for connecting to laurierwif


Laurierwifi is an unsecure wireless network (unencrypted).

This means that if you use POP/SMTP email or visit web sites that start with HTTP:// then this information is vulnerable to snooping by someone else.

Any website that has HTTPS:// is a secure site and all information should be encrypted by the website and safe.  For this reason it is recommended that “laurierwifi” is used only for casual web browsing and secure web services such as webmail where you see HTTPS:// in the website address.

Note: Login to "laurierwifi" is encrypted so your password is safe. 


It is highly recommended that you have up-to-date anti-virus software and a firewall active on your laptop/notebook.  For more information about how to check, please visit our Anti-Virus & Firewall information


Windows users:

1. Turn on the wireless network interface, choose "laurierwifi" from available wireless network SSID list, and click "Connect". Click "Yes" or "OK" if there is a warning pop up window telling you this connection is not secure.

2. Point your favorite browser at some external web site.

3. In the boxes provided enter your Network Username and Network Password.

MAC users:

1. Turn on the AirPort, choose "laurierwifi" from available wireless network SSID drop-down list.

2. Point your favorite browser at some external web site.

3. In the boxes provided enter your Network Username and Network Password.