Posts Tagged ‘Wireless’

Klientdriftet bærbar Linuxdatamaskin

Tuesday, September 1st, 2009

If you have a laptop administrated by IT-avdelingen, you find information for getting started in the laptop-document written by IT-avdelingen.

VPN on Ubuntu

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The Network Manager program is most likely running on your Linux box. You communicate with it by clicking the symbol with two computer-screens somewhere on the toolbar. It might be wise to reboot the machine after filling in the relevant information in Network Manager before trying to enable VPN. For VPN to work you need the network-manager and network-manager-pptp program packages. See also

Remember that username is or Gateway is either or

Connecting to the wireless network

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

[Update:  The article below was written in 2007.  While it is hopefully still correct, it is now perhaps better to use the “eduroam” wireless network instead, see this article.  SAS]

The university’s wireless net has SSID UiB. Once you have conncted to the wireless net and opened a browser, a dialog box will pop up. Fill in username and password, and you should be able to browse the net, use ssh, print etc. (See separate post on printing.) WARNING: Guests with kurskonto have username of the form username@kurs

You may want (or need) to connect to the VPN (“virtual private network”). Here the difficult part is that your username is for employees, and something analogous for students. Currently the gateway works for employees  ( for students).


Wireless access for guests

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

If you have a guest who has his own laptop with him/her, you can establish a temporary account for him/her that lets him or her connect to the internet via our VPN wireless network. Go to to do this.

Connect your Mac to the wireless network

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007

Most of the UiB campus, including the Department of Mathematics, is covered by a wireless network – “Airport network” in apple-speak.

Network connection

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007

See IT-avdelingen for basic information. For connecting a Mac, see this post. For connecting a Linux machine not run by ITA, see this post on VPN. (VPN is needed if you are on the UiB wireless network.)

Some useful information can also be found in the student wiki.