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SolentNet wireless network

Wireless NetworkThe University has been installing a new fully-pervasive wireless solution between November 2014 and March 2015, responding to feedback from students and staff.

The new wireless uses the very latest 802.11ac technology, enabling very high connection speeds, as well as supporting the older a/b/g/n standards. It is also future-proofed for further developments of the 802.11ac standard.

The new wireless provides a high level of performance in all areas, including high-density areas such as Learning Resource Centres (LRCs) where the number of simultaneous device connections is very high.

As well as being fully pervasive, the wireless has been designed to be highly resilient so if one access point fails, there will be another close by to use.

You can access our high-speed wireless network from anywhere on the City Campus (East Park Terrace, Sir James Matthews Building and Below Bar) and specific buildings at the Warsash Maritime Academy.

Automatic connection with Solent Guest

iOS, OS X, Android, Windows, Kindle, and Chrome devices* can all connect automatically using the Solent Guest service.

Solent Guest installs security certificates onto the connecting devices which enables secure, encrypted access to the wireless.

For further details of how to connect see the Solent Guest  Portal page.

In the unlikely event that the Solent Guest service does not appear to work then please contact the ICT Service Desk via extension 2345 or at

*iOS 2.0 +, OS X 10.5+, Android 2.1+, Windows RT, XP, Vista, 7 and 8.

Page last updated on Thursday 11 January 2018 at 12.37pm.


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