Updated 10 November 2011
Many buildings across BU have now been upgraded to a new and improved wireless network.
The new service, which provides better coverage and speed, is now live in key buildings including Poole House, Weymouth House, Christchurch House, Sir Michael Cobham Library, Dorset House, Kimmeridge House on the Talbot Campus, and the Executive Business Centre, Studland House and Bournemouth House (ground and first floors) on the Lansdowne Campus.
Throughout the first phase of the £1.7million project, access will remain open through the same name - bmth_wireless.
During phase two, the remaining buildings on campus will be upgraded, and new features will be introduced, including:
- Enhanced security that will mean users will log-in to the wireless network using their University account credentials (firstname.lastname@example.org and password)
- Users will be able to access additional services via wireless including external email to mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets
- Users will be able to use their bournemouth.ac.uk account at other academic institutions that participate in Eduroam. Eduroam is a reciprocal arrangement for roaming between the wireless networks of other academic institutions.
Once the 'authenticated' access is rolled out the current open access will be withdrawn. All users will then need to log in to gain access, and there will be a 'Guest Access' facility for issuing passwords to visitors and guests.
Further updates on the new wireless service will be posted on the student portal in the coming weeks.