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Rhodes has an extensive Wi-Fi network covering most of campus.

University Wireless Networks

There are two wireless networks in general use at Rhodes, each serving a different segment of the University population. These networks are identified by the name (or SSID) that displays on your PC when you're trying to connect. They are:

  • The eduroam wireless network. This network is intended for staff & students from Rhodes as well as from other eduroam participating organisations.  The type of network access you get when connecting to this network depends on who you are: Rhodes staff have access as if they'd connected from a building on the campus network; Rhodes students connect to the Student Network; visitors connect to a guest network that only provides Internet access.  Please see our eduroam page for more details of this service.

  • The Events@Rhodes wireless network. This network provides Internet access for delegates or participants at academic conferences and other University events, by prior arrangement with the Conferences Office; it does not have access to the University's internal network.

Campus Hotspots

Rhodes' wireless network does yet not cover the whole of the University's campus. ?The location of the various wireless hotspots on campus is shown on our coverage map. On the map, buildings containing hotspots are marked with a purple wireless icon like the one on the right.  More information is available on the map's page.

Public areas that have wireless access available for general use by staff and students typically indicate this by means of the purple antenna symbol shown on the right. You should be able to pick up any of the University's wireless networks within the immediate vicinity (usually 20–30 metres) of the sign.

Last Modified: Tue, 14 May 2019 10:37:53 SAST

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