Internet Access

For computers and devices connected on campus via the LAN (wired ethernet connection), you will need to authenticate via the UC firewall (using Internet Enabler, see tab above) to gain access to the internet.

If you want to connect to the internet using Wifi, learn how here.

Overview

This article covers:

  • UC firewall authentication
  • UC firewall authentication

    To access external internet services such as student email, Google, etc, you will need to authenticate using Internet Enabler (see tab/section above).

    UC firewall authentication is required to connect to the internet for students using:

    • Computers located in workrooms and libraries
    • Postgraduate computers

  • Halls of Residence
  • Halls of Residence

    See more information on how to connect to the internet in UC halls of residence.



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You can connect to the internet from all UC halls of residence via WiFi or wired (Ethernet) connections.

Overview

This article covers:

  • WiFi
  • WiFi

    WiFi networks available in all halls are:

    • UCwireless
    • eduroam

    See the wireless networking page for more information on wireless configuration, performance tips and coverage.


  • Wired LAN Connection (Ethernet)
  • Wired LAN Connection (Ethernet)

    Broadband internet using a wired (Ethernet) connection is provided by 2degrees Broadband. UC halls bedrooms in the following residences have computer network outlets:

    How to connect to Ethernet

    Connect your computer to the network outlet in your room using an Ethernet cable. Webpages you try to connect to should redirect you to the 2degrees Broadband sign-up page.

    On the 2degrees site you can sign-up for internet connectivity and find information to configure your computer to connect to the internet.

    The 2degrees Broadband sign-in pages are available only from the UC halls of residence bedrooms, not from computers on campus, which includes workroom computers in the halls of residence.


  • Having trouble connecting?
  • Having trouble connecting?

    If you:

    • Don't get the 2degrees Broadband page when you try to connect, try going directly to https://prepay.2degreesbroadband.co.nz/
    • Get the 2degrees sign-up pages, but need help or information, contact the 2degrees helpdesk on 0800 022 022.
    • Can't access the 2degrees sign-up web page, contact the IT Service Desk.


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UC firewall authentication using the Internet Enabler methods below is only required when you use a wired LAN connection to access external internet services such as student email, Google etc.

Internet Enabler is not required for WiFi connections or for connecting using a wired connection to UC hosted websites or network services such as printing in computer workrooms.

Overview

This article covers:

  • Internet Enabler - Windows
  • Internet Enabler - Windows

    Internet Enabler for Windows is a small application that is installed across all ITS managed University computers that are connected to the wired network (LAN). It allows users to authenticate through the UC firewall to gain access to the internet.

    iEnabler application windows

    Download Internet Enabler - Windows


  • Internet Enabler - MacOS
  • Internet Enabler - MacOS

    Internet Enabler for MacOS is a small application that is installed across all ITS managed University computers that are connected to the wired network (LAN). It allows users to authenticate through the UC firewall to gain access to the internet.

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    Download Internet Enabler - MacOS


  • Internet Enabler - Web Browser
  • Internet Enabler - Web Browser

    If the application version of iEnabler can't run on your computer, the webpage version of iEnabler provides a simple platform-agnostic way to authenticate with the UC firewall and gain full internet access. It will work with any modern device, OS and web browser.

    1. Log into the iEnabler webpage: http://ienabler.canterbury.ac.nz:900
    2. Enter your username and click Submit.
      iEnabler webpage
    3. Enter your password and click Submit.
    4. Select "Standard Sign-on" and click Submit.
      iEnabler webpage selections
    5. To log out, repeat the login process then select "Sign-off" when you are finished or you may incur additional internet charges.

  • Internet Enabler - Telnet (for advanced users)
  • Internet Enabler - Telnet (for advanced users)

    For advanced computer users, a telnet session can be used to authenticate with the UC Firewall using Expect.

    1. Open a terminal session and enter the following command:

      $ telnet ienabler 259

    2. Enter your username and password.

      $ telnet ienabler 259 
      Trying 132.181.3.230... 
      Connected to ienabler.canterbury.ac.nz. 
      Escape character is '^]'. 
      Check Point FireWall-1 Client Authentication Server running on ucfw1 
      User: abc123 
      password: ********
       

    3. After you have authenticated, enter 1 for Standard Sign-on to the UC Firewall.

      User abc123 authenticated by Radius authentication 
      Choose: 
      (1) Standard Sign-on 
      (2) Sign-off 
      (3) Specific Sign-on 
      Enter your choice: 1


    4. To log out, repeat the login process and enter 2 to Sign-off when you are finished or you may incur additional internet charges.


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If you need to access a system or service on campus that requires a root certificate, and you are not using a university owned computer, you may need to install the UC root certificate on your computer.

Overview

This article covers:

  • Download UC Root Certificate
  • Download UC Root Certificate

    UC uses its own internal Public Key Infrastructure (PKI). The corresponding root certificate is currently installed on all UC Windows domain network joined computers (Domain: UOCNT) and manually installed on other operating systems (Apple Mac and Linux).

    Download the UC root certificate.

    If you need help installing the certificate file, please contact IT Service Desk.



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