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This facility is provided to students and staff members who needs to connect and access university resources through their own devices. ICT Services enables this function by connecting laptops and mobile devices to the university wireless network.

Wifi Connection settings on laptops

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Wifi Connection settings on mobile devices

For Android

To connect an Android phone to a UFS wireless 1 network:

  1. Tap the Home icon, and then tap the Apps icon. Navigate to Settings.

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  2. Under “Wireless and Networks”, ensure "Wi-Fi" is turned on, then tap Wi-Fi.

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  3. You may have to wait a moment as your Android device detects wireless networks in range, and displays them in a list. To rescan for available networks at any time, select Scan.

    Note: You can also choose "Add a Wi-Fi network" to manually configure your network. This is usually done if the wireless network or SSID is hidden.

  4. Tap the Wi-Fi network name that you want to connect, which is UFS Wireless_1. If the network is not secured, the connection should complete successfully, and you can skip the remainder of these instructions. If a padlock symbol is displayed to the right of the network name, it is secured and requires a password (also known as a Passphrase or Key) to complete the connection.

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  5. If prompted, enter the correct Wi-Fi network username and password, and tap Connect. This will complete your connection to the wireless network. Take note that username is your student number and enter your password.

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  6. If the proxy settings are not set, tap “show advanced options” to open the extended settings and go to proxy and then choose manual.

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  7. Once you have chosen the manual setup under advanced options, the next screen will appear.

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  8. Proxy hostname is “cache.ufs.ac.za”, Proxy port is “3128”, and Bypass proxy for is “ufs.ac.za” as shown below, then tap the connect button.


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For IPHONE

To connect an iphone to a UFS wireless 1 network:

  1. Tap the Home icon, and then tap the Apps icon. Navigate to Settings.

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  2. Under “Wireless and Networks”, make sure "Wi-Fi" is turned on, then tap Wi-Fi.

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  3. You may have to wait a moment as your iphone device detects wireless networks in range, and displays them in a list. To rescan for available networks at any time, select Scan.

    Note: You can also choose "Add a Wi-Fi network" to manually configure your network. This is usually done if the wireless network or SSID is hidden.

  4. Tap the Wi-Fi network name that you want to connect, which is UFS Wireless_1. If the network is not secured, the connection should complete successfully, and you can skip the remainder of these instructions. If a padlock symbol is displayed to the right of the network name, it is secured and requires a password (also known as a Passphrase or Key) to complete the connection.

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  5. If prompted, enter the correct Wi-Fi network password, and tap Connect or Join. This will complete your connection to the wireless network. Take note that username is your student number and enter your password.

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  6. If an iphone device reports that it has successfully connected to the wireless network, but you still cannot access the Internet, you will have to discuss this problem with the studentdesk or Servicedesk support Engineer.