Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi)

USCB mascot, Ole, using a laptopThe UCSB Library offers free wireless access (Wi-Fi) in all public areas. To access the free wireless network, you must be a current UCSB faculty, staff, or student, and must know your UCSB NetID and password.

Connecting to the Library's Wireless Network

Make sure you have:

  • A wireless enabled device with Internet browser software installed.
  • A wireless adapter with TCP IP installed. The adapter must support 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g.
  • A UCSB NetID and password.

Instructions for connecting:

  • Using your device's network utilities, look for the wireless network named "UCSB Wireless Web."
  • Once you are connected to the wireless, open a browser.
  • You will be directed to sign in to the UCSB Wireless Network.

Troubleshooting:

Limitations and Disclaimers Regarding Wireless Access

  • The library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone with the appropriate equipment and technology.
  • Library staff cannot provide technical assistance. There is no guarantee that you will be able to make a wireless connection.
  • The library assumes no responsibility for laptop configurations, security, or data files resulting from connection to the library's network.