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Wiki Pages: How to Register Your Wireless Device

This article explains how current students, faculty, and staff can register their wireless device so that they do not need to login to the Wireless Portal for every session. 

 
Some important items to remember regarding pre-authentication:
  • Up to three enabled wireless devices may be registered at one time. 
  • Remember to remove any items you are no longer using. You will be responsible for any activity connected to a device you registered.
  • Please note:  Device registrations will be automatically disabled every six months, or when you are no longer a current student, faculty, or staff member.
Logging in to the Wireless Device Registration Website
You can register your device from any internet connected computer, or device equipped with a web browser by opening the Wireless Device registration website at http://www.uky.edu/IT/wireless/
  1. You will be presented with a login screen that prompts you for your Link Blue credentials, please remember you do not need to enter AD\ or MC\ in front of your username.
  2. Once logged in you will see a list of your currently configured devices, and what status your device is currently in.
Adding a new Wireless Device
  1. To add a new device, click the “Register a new device.” link.
  2. So you can easily identify this device later please select the type of device you will be adding, and then give it a short descriptive name, like “My iPhone”.
  3. Enter the MAC address for your Wireless Device’s network card.  Instructions for locating your wireless device are available to the right. 
    1. If you would like to find your MAC address now please use one of the articles below:
  4. Click the Register button to register your device.

Please note, once you have completed the registration, it can take up to two hours before your device will be recognized by the wireless system.  During this time you may still be required to login to the Wireless portal in order to use the University’s wireless network.

    Enabling a Wireless Device
    When first added a device will be automatically enabled, you should only need to enable a device in the event its access was suspend for a security concern, or if its registration has expired.
    1. To enable a previously registered device, use the drop down menu to the right of the Device, and choose the ‘Enable’ option.
    2. Click the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.
    Please note, once you have completed the registration, it can take up to two hours before your changes are reflected across the wireless network.
     
    Disabling a Wireless Device
    Disabling a device disables the Pre-Authentication for that device, but leaves the information for that device attached to your account, allowing you to enable that device at a later day and resume using the device on the wireless network with having to login during each session. Disabled devices do not count toward your device count.
    1. To disable a previously registered device, use the drop down menu to the right of the Device, and choose the ‘Disable’ option.
    2. Click the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.
    Please note, once you have completed the registration, it can take up to two hours before your changes are reflected across the wireless network.
     
    Removing a Wireless Device
    Removing a device disables the Pre-Authentication for that device and allows you to add another device in its place.
    1. To remove a previously registered device, use the drop down menu to the right of the Device, and choose the ‘Remove’ option.
    2. Click the ‘Update’ button to save your changes.

    Please note, once you have completed the registration, it can take up to two hours before your changes are reflected across the wireless network.


    Wireless Device Status
    Typically your wireless devices will be in the enabled status, however sometimes you may want to disable a device temporarily.  In this case you do not have to delete the active registration, simply disable it by selecting the Disable Action from the main menu.  This will require the device be registered in the Wireless Portal whenever it connects to the University’s wireless network, but will allow you to easily enable the device at a later date.

     
    Your wireless devices will typically be either enabled or disabled, but it is possible to have your device in two additional states: blocked and locked.  Devices will be blocked from the wireless network when they are found to be infected with a computer virus or participating in activities that violate the University’s computing policy.  While you can enable a blocked device, you should only do so after resolving any notes that were attached the device such as running a virus scan or removing any copyrighted material.
     
    If your device is repeatedly found to be infected with a computer virus or violating the computing policy, your device may be locked out of the wireless network.  Once your device is locked it can only be enabled by a wireless administration.  Please contact the IT Support Center at 859-257-1300 for further assistance.

     
    Document Information

    Publication Date:
    02/10/2009
    Revision Date:
    02/10/2009
    Operating Systems:
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    Please contact the IT Support if you have any questions or problems while following these instructions.  Our contact information and availability are available on the Main Wiki Page.

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    University of Kentucky Information Technology Support

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