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Network Connectivity & VPN

Accessing University Systems and Services from Off Campus for Faculty and Staff

Wireless Access on Campus

  • When on campus choose eduroam, and use your usual uregina.ca username and password.

For more information on configuring a laptop or mobile device to connect to the wireless network, go to the Wireless Access information page.

Note: Username must be in the format <your-username@uregina.ca>

Laptops should be set to use DHCP protocol, and they will obtain a dynamic IP Address automatically on the wireless network.

  • Students are provided with wireless access on the U of R campus.
  • Choose eduroam, and use your usual uregina.ca username and password.
  • Students in residence can access the uforPSK wireless network for gaming devices.

For more information on configuring a laptop or mobile device to connect to the wireless network, go to the Wireless Access page.

Wired Network/Internet Connection

  • If you have a computer or laptop that you would like to connect to the U of R network by plugging into a network port, please contact the IT Support Centre.
    • IT Support can register the device to allow it to connect to the U of R network via network cable. To do this, they will need the MAC address of the device. 
  • If you are in a residence room with a network drop then your computer must be set to DHCP so that it can automatically pick up an IP address.
    • You will get the same address in your residence room as long as you do not shut your computer off for more than 5 days.
    • Note: IP addresses are only automatically provided in your residence room.
  • Students not in residence, or residence students who need to connect a computer to the network elsewhere on campus, can register a laptop or other computer to connect to the U of R network via network cable.
    • Login to bootp page to register the physical Mac Address.

How to find MAC address on a Windows system

  1. Click Start/Windows logo, choose 'Run'.
  2. Enter the following command: getmac/v
  3. Press "Enter"
  4. The physical system information will be shown.
  5. You need to register the physical/LAN MAC address (not the wifi or wireless one if there is a second choice).

How to find MAC address on an Apple system running Mac OS

  1. Right click the wifi symbol in the upper right corner.
  2. Choose Open Network Preferences.
  3. Click "Advanced" at the bottom right.
OR
  1. Hold down the Option Key, and click the wifi icon in the upper right corner.
  2. The MAC address will be at the top of the drop-down menu.

After the card is registered you can configure your computer to use DHCP to obtain its IP address. The DHCP protocol will automatically provide the IP, DNS server, and gateway addresses needed by your computer to connect to the U of R network by network cable plugged into a network drop.

For further assistance, please contact the IT Support Centre.

VPN - Virtual Private Network Connection

VPN provides a secure connection to the University of Regina network from off-campus.

Employees who access the following University of Regina applications from off-campus must first launch and login to Forticlient VPN software: 

Banner, Banner Workflow, Cascade, DCU, DOME, Degree Audit, FAST, and Web Advising Report

To install Forticlient VPN software: 

  1. Download VPN FortiClient software
  2. Install and configure the software. Full instructions for secure connection to the U of R network from off-campus can be found in Technote #569 - Configuring VPN

To connect to Forticlient VPN: 

  1. Open the FortiClient VPN software
  2. Log in with your usual uregina.ca username and password.
  3. Click 'Connect'
  4. Access your web browser, log in and use the required application and other programs as usual.
  5. When done, click on "FortiClient" software along the bottom menu and click 'Disconnect'.

 

For further assistance, please contact the IT Support Centre.