Connecting Your Mobile Device

Wired network connections can be found in the library carrels and at the reading tables.
Wireless access is available throughout the library. 

 

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Wireless Configuration

There are two options for a wireless connection within the Library.
UConnHealth-Guest is open to the public and requires no configuration.
UConnHealth-SECURE is a secure network available only to UConn Health managed devices.

General Public  – UConnHealth-Guest is an open wireless network that requires no configuration. When your laptop finds the UConnHealth-Guest network, simply connect to it and follow the directions and login information that appears when a browser page is opened. 
NOTE –  with regards to the Library’s subscribed e-Resources, UConnHealth-Guest is treated as if you were off-campus. These resources must be accessed using a proxy login.
This is an open, unsecured network, NEVER transmit sensitive data, including HIPAA regulated information through UConnHealth-Guest.

Students and StaffUConnHealth-SECURE is a secure network available only to UConn Health managed devices. It does not require a username or password.  Library subscribed e-Resources are fully accessible when using this network.

 

Wired Connection

A wired connection requires an Ethernet network card and a network cable. Refer to your device specifications and manual. The Ethernet connection resembles a phone jack and may have an pyramid shaped image of three connected PCs next to it. 

 A username/password is not required to access the wired network. Connecting to the wired network with a non-UConn Health managed device will provide internet-only access.

To check for a connection to a live jack do the following:

  • Turn on your device.
  • Insert one end of your network cable into the carrel / library table network jack and the other end into the jack on your device.
  • A small computer icon should appear near your system clock on a PC if the network is connected. If not, select a jack at another carrel / library table.

Please see the Access Services staff to check out a network cable. The bookstore has cables available for purchase. The cable is Category 5 network cable with RJ-45 connectors.

 

Answers to FAQs

The carrels do not have phone lines.
You will not be able to FTP or Telnet from the carrels.
Connecting to the network does not give you access to the printer in the public area of the Library.
If you do not use your network login/password, you may not be able to access your Outlook mail from an icon on your desktop. Instead, you can go to a URL for viewing email on the web, https://itowa.uchc.edu/.
 

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