The wIALS service provides free wireless access to the Internet from your own portable computer or personal digital assistant at IALS.
A laptop or PDA with Wireless network capability and a web browser.
Pick-up a leaflet from the Library Enquiry Desk for connection details
Login using your barcode and name from your IALS Library Card
The WiFi service is provided in addition to the Institute's fixed cable network, which continues to operate as before and is subject to our Conditions of use
Download quick setup guide (pdf 156kb) or follow instructions below:
Visitors are welcome to bring personal laptop computers to use in the library at their own risk. This document will guide you through the initial setup of your laptop's wireless network card. Once the setup process has completed successfully you will not normally need to do this again while using the wireless connection at IALS.
Before going into details, there are two important points you need to be aware of:
Note: This guide assumes you are using Microsoft Windows to configure your wireless network settings. If you are using another utility e.g. one supplied by your wireless card vendor, please follow the instructions that came with the card and use the settings below. However, we are only able to support users who use the Windows wireless configuration tools.
This guide is based on a machine running Windows XP. The configuration may vary slightly for other operating systems.
|Network name (SSID)||uol-open|
|EAP type||Protected EAP (PEAP)|
|Authentication method||Secured password (EAP-MSCHAP v2)|
Go to: Start > Control Panel > Show All Connections or go to your Control Panel and open Network Connections.
Select the icon labelled Wireless Network Connection and right-click on it. Select Properties from the menu.
Click on the Wireless Networks tab.
Press the Add button, which will bring up the Wireless Network Properties dialogue.
The first tab in the wireless properties dialogue is labelled Association. Fill in the following values:
Now select the second tab in the wireless properties dialogue labelled Authentication. Select EAP Type: Protected EAP and untick the box labelled "Authenticate as computer when computer information is available".
Press the button labelled Properties
On the Protected EAP Properties dialogue, untick the box labelled Validate server certificate and press the Configure button next to Select Authentication Method. In the EAP MSCHAPv2 Properties dialogue, untick "Automatically use my Windows logon name and password (and domain if any)".
Click OK on all boxes to close them.
A speech balloon should pop-up from the system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen. Click on it.
Windows will now open a new dialogue box asking for your user name and password.
Enter the barcode number from library card (without the spaces) as the user name, for example the user name from the card below would be: 018XXXXXX8
Enter your last name in lower case as the password. For example, if your last name is "Smith", you would need to type "smith"as your password.
If your login is successful, then the entry in the wireless network list for uol-open should change to "Connected". You will now be able to use the Internet.
If your login was unsuccessful, then a balloon will pop up asking you to try and enter the details again.
At this point, you can either click on the balloon which will open the logon dialogue again, or disconnect from the wireless network and try again or right-click on the icon and click Repair.
To disconnect from the wireless network manually, open the wireless network list, select the uol-open entry and press the Disconnect button.
Alternatively, you will be disconnected from the wireless network when you shut your machine down.