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.  Once you are connected you can also use our Laptop Printing service.

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:

  • There are two wireless networks:  UCSB Secure and UCSB Wireless.
  • Using your device's network utilities, look for the network you would like to use.
    • UCSB Secure requires you to do a 1-time setup.  To do this, first connect to the "UCSB Setup" network.  Follow the instructions as they appear on your screen.  Once the set up is complete you can use UCSB Secure without additional log-ins.
    • UCSB Wireless requires you to log in each time you use it.  If everything is set up correctly on your machine, you will be redirected to the log in screen when you first open your browser.


Limitations and Disclaimers Regarding Wireless Access

  • The UCSB Wireless is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone with the appropriate equipment and technology.  For secure browsing, go through the setup so that you can use the UCSB Secure wireless network.
  • 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.