UCD Wireless

Making a Connection on your laptop

To use the UCD wireless network on your laptop you will need to do the following:   

  • All laptops must have the correct anti-virus and security software installed before connection to the University's Network   
  • Check that your web browser options are not manually configured to use any other internet settings you may use elsewhere.   
  • Select the wireless network to connect to. At the bottom of your screen (windows) or top right (mac) click on the wireless icon and view available networks. Select UCD Wireless.
  • You may also see an option for eduroam

Mobile Devices:

For Apple iOS Devices:

  • On the Home Screen, select Settings / Wi-Fi   
  • If Wi-Fi is not turned on, do so   
  • A list of available wireless networks should appear.   
  • Select UCD Wireless Network. A tick will appear beside it when connected   
  • Press the Home button to return to the Home Screen and launch your browser to test the wireless connection. 
  • It will take your device a few moments to connect.

For Windows Phone 7 Devices   

  • On the Home Screen, swipe from right to left   
  • Select Settings / Wi-Fi   
  • If Wi-Fi is not turned on, do so   
  • A list of available wireless networks should appear   
  • Select UCD Wireless Network to connect to it   
  • Press the correct tick at the bottom to accept the settings   
  • Press the Windows button to return to the Home Screen and launch your browser to test the wireless connection

Android Devices

Note: These settings may vary depending on which Android device you have.   

  • On the Home Screen, press the Menu button and select Settings then Select Wi-Fi   
  • If Wi-Fi is not turned on, do so   
  • A list of available wireless networks should appear   
  • Select UCD Wireless Network   
  • Press the Connect button to connect to the Wireless Network   
  • Press the Home button to return to the Home Screen and launch the Internet application to test the wireless connection.

Supporting information

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Details of the network access UCD provide via UCD Wireless:

 

DNS: UDP/TCP 53 outbound to UCD DNS servers only

HTTP: TCP/80 outbound only

HTTPS: TCP/443 outbound only

NTP: UDP/123 outbound to UCD NTP servers only 

IMAP: TCP/143 outbound only

IMAPS: TCP/993 outbound only

POP: TCP/110 outbound only

POP3S: TCP/995 outbound only

SMTP/SMTPS: TCP/25, 465, 587 outbound only

 

DHCP reserved/Fixed IP addresses
UCD does not offer DHCP reserved/fixed IP addresses to any device wishing to use UCD Wireless network

Wireless printing
UCD does not support the connection of printers or similar devices to the UCD Wireless network

Remote access
UCD does not support remote access to any device connected to the UCD Wireless network

Gaming Consoles
UCD does not support gaming consoles on the UCD Wireless network