We offer two wireless networks. The Public Access network is intended for guests visiting the university. It only allows access to web sites on the Internet. You will not be able to access the JU network nor any of our websites. The second, DolphinNet, is for our students, alumni, faculty and employees. It gives you the same access to our network as a wired connection. This means you can connect to your H: drive, other shared drives and printers. You also have full access to the JU websites.
To assist you in connecting to DolphinNet, we have set up a website with instructions. You do not have to be a Local Administrator on your computer to set up a wireless connection.
If you need to connect a Gamming Device (Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo) or another wireless device that is not a computer or tablet (Smart TV, Streaming Device [Roku, ChromeCast, Apple TV]), please go to the following site:
Wireless printers WILL NOT work on DolphinNet or JU_Beta. They must be used with USB cables connected to the computer.
All computers connecting to DolphinNet will need to be registered on the network. The process of registration will scan and verify that the user has the latest critical updates and patches for the operating system of the computer that is being registered (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10) (Mac OS 10.6 or higher).
If all updates for Windows or Mac OS X are not installed, the registration process will NOT continue. To make sure your computer is up to date with the latest version of your operating system (Windows or Mac OS X), please do the following:
On Windows: Click on START, then click ALL PROGRAMS, then click WINDOWS UPDATE. There will be a window that comes up walking you through the update process. Keep repeating this process till the window says, 'Windows is up to date'
On Mac OS X: Click on the Apple in the upper left hand corner, then click SOFTWARE UPDATE. Install any updates that are listed till it says Up-To-Date.
The Registration Process will also verify you to have a updated and latest version of a virus scanner. This is mandatory for either Windows PCs and Apple Computers.
If you do not have a virus scanner installed on your computer, please go to the following sites to download a free virus scanner:
Avast - http://www.avast.com
Sophos - http://www.sophos.com
Sophos and Avast both have free virus scanners for both Windows PCs and Apple Computers. Once this is downloaded and installed, please proceed to the registration process.
The registration process will need to be done once a semester OR if you havent been on campus in more than 2 weeks.
The registration process will take place the first time you open your internet browser while connected to the DolphinNet Wireless Network. Step by step instructions on how to register can be found at this link: Campus Manager
Information in this area is in .PDF format. If you are having problems opening the documents, please install Adobe Reader.
Windows Vista Users:
As of April 11, 2017, Microsoft no longer supports Windows Vista. Updates, security patches, and fixes to the operating system will no longer be offered by Microsoft. This could pose a vulnerability since a security flaw could be found and exploited. To protect the campus network, computers using Windows Vista will NOT be allow to connect to DolphinNet. Computers using Windows Vista can ONLY connect to Public_Access.
Windows XP Users:
As of April 9, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. Updates, security patches, and fixes to the operating system will no longer be offered by Microsoft. This could pose a vulnerability since a security flaw could be found and exploited. To protect the campus network, computers using Windows XP will NOT be allow to connect to DolphinNet. Computers using Windows XP can ONLY connect to Public_Access.
Manual Configuration for DolphinNet
Please Note: Manual configurations of the DolphinNet connection will ONLY work with Employees, Faculty, Students, or Alumni. If you are a visitor to the campus, please go to the section that says Connection Instructions for Public Access.
Linux, Handheld Devices and Third Party Wireless Configuration Utilities:
Connection Instructions for Public Access