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DIT WiFi Service

The Wi-Fi service allows you to connect your computer or mobile device to the DIT Wi-Fi network in order to gain fast, secure internet access as well as access to most DIT network services. Wi-Fi connection is availalbe in most areas of DIT.

Students

Most wireless network devices with the Wi-Fi Logo should be able to connect to the DIT wireless network.

Security protocol: Your Wi-Fi adapter must be able to use the WPA2-Enterprise protocol. There is a tool available on the Wi-Fi Alliance website which will allow you to determine if your Wi-Fi adapter meets this requirement. Support for the older WPA1 protocol has been discontinued in order to improve network security.

To get connected you must first ensure that your device meets the general requirements for connecting to the DIT network. If you wish to connect a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet then please review our information on mobile device Wi-Fi connectivity.

A SSID (Service Set Identifier) identifies the public name of a wireless network. DIT currently advertise two SSIDs, i.e. two wireless networks.

 

1. Eduroam – (EDUcation ROAMing)

Eduroam is the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community which will provide DIT staff and students with the capability to connect to the eduroam wireless network in other colleges. See www.eduroam.ie for details.

The username for students is yourstudentnumber@mydit.ie ie D12345678@mydit.ie

Users who whish to avail of the Eduroam Service outside DIT Campuses should note that a limited Support Service is available. Users going off site should log a call with the Service Desk at least five days in advance to book an appointment to test their laptops compatibility with the Eduroam Service. Users should note when off site that the only assistance offered by the DIT Service Desk will be a password reset.

2. DITWifi

DIT WiFi is based on SSL authentication. SSL authentication uses a web portal page to allow a user to access the wireless network on a ‘one time’ basis. This means that each time a user reconnects in the future, they must supply their user logon credentials to the portal page.

The username for students is yourstudentnumber@mydit.ie ie D12345678@mydit.ie

 

Note: The logon credentials used to access http://mydit.ie will grant you access to all wireless networks including Eduroam in other colleges across Europe.

Staff

Most wireless network devices with the Wi-Fi Logo should be able to connect to the DIT wireless network.

Security protocol: Your Wi-Fi adapter must be able to use the WPA2-Enterprise protocol. There is a tool available on the Wi-Fi Alliance website which will allow you to determine if your Wi-Fi adapter meets this requirement. Support for the older WPA1 protocol has been discontinued in order to improve network security.

To get connected you must first ensure that your device meets the general requirements for connecting to the DIT network. If you wish to connect a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet then please review our information on mobile device Wi-Fi connectivity.

A SSID (Service Set Identifier) identifies the public name of a wireless network. DIT currently advertise two SSIDs, i.e. two wireless networks.

1. DITWifi

DIT WiFi is based on SSL authentication. SSL authentication uses a web portal page to allow a user to access the wireless network on a ‘one time’ basis. This means that each time a user reconnects in the future, they must supply their user logon credentials to the portal page.

The username for staff is staffnumber@dit.ie ie 123456@dit.ie

2. Eduroam – (EDUcation ROAMing)

Eduroam is the roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community which will provide DIT staff and students with the capability to connect to the eduroam wireless network in other colleges. See www.eduroam.ie for details.

The username for staff is staffnumber@dit.ie ie 123456@dit.ie

Users who whish to avail of the Eduroam Service outside DIT Campuses should note that a limited Support Service is available. Users going off site should log a call with the Service Desk at least five days in advance to book an appointment to test their laptops compatibility with the Eduroam Service. Users should note when off site that the only assistance offered by the DIT Service Desk will be a password reset.

 

Note: The logon credentials used to access http://mydit.ie will grant you access to all wireless networks including eduroam in other colleges across Europe.

Guests

As a visitor to one of DIT's campuses, you are entitled to short-term use of DIT's Wi-Fi services. This service is not intended to be used by DIT Staff or Students. If you require long-term or permanent access to DIT's network, please consult the appropriate Staff or Student section above.

As a DIT Staff member hosting a guest, it is your responsibility to make arrangements for guest WI-FI access in advance of your guest(s) arriving. Please contact the Service Desk to arrange guest credentials.

Signing on

DIT currently advertise two wireless networks:

    1. DIT Wi-Fi: A localised network that allows users to access the wireless network on a ‘one time’ basis. This means that each time a user reconnects in the future, they must supply their user logon credentials to the portal page.
      • To log onto DIT Wi-Fi, simply:
        • Ensure your network card is turned on
        • Right click on the wireless icon on the bottom right of your PC to view available wireless networks
        • In the network settings of your Wi-Fi card select "ditwifi" from the list
        • Click on your web browser and the DIT Wi-Fi hotspot welcome page will appear
        • Enter your username and password
        • Click login to begin
    2. Eduroam: The roaming infrastructure used by the international research and education community that provides the ability to connect to the Eduroam wireless network in other member sites.
      • To log onto Eduroam you will need the username and password issued by your participating institute.
        • Select "Eduroam" from the list of wireless networks on your device
        • Enter your login name and password
        • Once you have connected to Eduroam for the first time your device will automatically reconnect
      • If you experience difficulties try Eduroam's installer application instead