Wireless and Guest Networks

All departmental conference rooms have wireless, and some research groups have extended wireless service into their labs or offices. If wireless is available in your area, it provides best-effort access to departmental and Internet computing resources. Our networks will appear in your network list as LifeSciBUILDINGNAME, LifeSciGadget, LifeSciUCAffiliate and LifeSciGuest. Instructions for connecting to these networks follow:

LifeSciBUILDINGNAME

These secure networks are for primary systems such as laptop computers. If you have a system currently connected via an Ethernet cable, and would like to switch it to wireless, this is the network you use. To use these networks, please open a help request or contact help@lscg.ucsb.edu, as we have to reconfigure our equipment to recognize your system's wireless interface.

LifeSciGadget

This secure network is for all non-primary devices owned by Life Sciences Faculty, Staff and Students. Use this network for tablets, phones, ipods, or other wireless devices. Login to this network requires authentication using your ADS or Windows username and password. When prompted, select WPA2 Enterprise encryption, specify your username as ADS\jdoe and use your ADS or Windows password. If you do not know that password, please open a help request or contact help@lscg.ucsb.edu and we can reset it. Devices connected to the LifeSCiGadget wireless network will not be able to access lifesci printers, NAS drives or departmental shares.

LifeSciUCAffiliate

This insecure network is for use by anyone on-campus with a valid UCSBNetID. Access to the Internet is limited to common ports and protocols such as Email, Web and the like. Although this network is usable by LifeSci Faculty, Staff and Students, we recommend the use of the LifeSciGadget network due to the higher security and better ease of use of the LifeSciGadget network. Once you connect to this network, it is necessary to use a web browser to complete the authentication process.

LifeSciGuest

The guest network is provided throughout areas served by the Life Sciences Network. This insecure network is for use by Guests and other visitors who need access to the World Wide Web but who do not have a UCSBNetID. Vouchers for guests can be obtained through our online Guest Voucher form. Additional weeks can be issued up to four weeks of access. This network only supports Web and VPN connections. Once you connect to this network, it is necessary to use a web browser to complete the authentication process. In addition, groups frequently having guests can have one or more wall ports in their space converted to Guest Network service. Once converted, those ports can be used by any user with a Guest voucher.