Nanyang Technological University

Information for New users

Note: DO NOT connect your computer to the campus wireless LAN and wired LAN at the same time. You may cause serious network outages in such a setup, thereby inconveniencing other campus users.

 

Remember, if you're on wireless LAN, unplug from the wired LAN and vice versa.

Please refer to the Quick Start Guide on how to configure your device and log in to NTU wireless LAN.

 

Where Can You Access NTU Wireless Network
All buildings including Academic Complexes, Halls of Residence (common areas), Canteens, 1-North Campus, with the exception of the following:

  • Staff Quarters, Innovation Centre
  • Car parks, open meadows

 

Internet Explorer Proxy Setting

To access the Internet via web browsing, explicit proxy configuration is not required.

This means that with the default web browser setup that come with a fresh Operating System installation, web surfing is immediate once network connectivity is established. You can verify that by launching

Tools > Internet Options > Connections> LAN settings .

Ensure that proxy server option is unchecked.

 

Security on Wireless LAN
While wireless has its convenience, it also comes with inherent risks as well. For full data privacy after connecting to the wireless LAN, you are strongly adviced to use the VPN (Virtual Private Network) service to "dial-out" of NTU Wireless Network (as you normally would using VPN on the Internet to access NTU). To find out how to set up VPN, please click here

To safeguard your privacy and improve the security on the Internet, campus network or the wireless network, our Stafflink, Studentlink, GSlink, Webmail, etc. e-services uses only SSL (Secure Socket Layer) i.e. https. SSL provides session-based encryption to keep your data confidential. It is a standard supported by major web-browsers like Internet Explorer and Netscape Communicator for secured data transmissions.

If you notice the following lock icons or in your Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator browser, it shows that SSL has already been enabled. This level of security is sufficient for most campus users.

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