[MLB-WIRELESS] OT Mobile and Melb. Uni wireless?

David Coles coles.david at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 10:47:31 EST 2007

That sounds about correct.
While we at MUCSA used to run MUCSAWireless in the Computer Science Building
this is slowly being phased out now that the Universities 'main' wireless
MUWIRELESS is available in these buildings.

Making a connection to MUWIRELESS isn't much a problem - it's an open
network and has pretty good coverage over most of the Uni and several
outdoor areas (see
http://www.infodiv.unimelb.edu.au/wireless/muwirelessmap.pdf) - there is a
pretty stringent captive portal (web based student username & password) on
it that causes all sorts of havoc if you want to maintain a long term
session.  It's possible you could write a little script to 'feed'  the
portal at regular intervals (I did something similar on my laptop since I
hated having to start up Firefox just to get a SSH connection going) but you
might incur the wrath of Central IT if it allowed direct access to the
'inner' network of the University to people outside.

Still, I like the idea of having access to Melbourne Wireless on campus and
having a more direct link between here and home would be quite interesting
to see up and running.
It might be even possible to borrow some roof space on the CS building - I
know that we have a couple of the old WRT's from the MUCSA Wireless that
still hasn't been taken down yet. I'll certainly keep an eye on the rest
this news.

David Coles
MUCSA *General Committee*

Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2007 23:40:13 +1000
> From: "Rohan Malhotra" <rohanmalhotra86 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [MLB-WIRELESS] OT Mobile and Melb. Uni wireless?
> To: "Tom Fifield" <gummay at gummay.net>, melbwireless at wireless.org.au
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> hey there,
> i'm curious, i've been going over and over in my head about an idea i've
> got
> with some of the local school networks.
> well idea goes, if i point to melbUNI or RMIT can i bridge their networks
> into the melbwireless. i do have a hookup to MW via HVC  (at least its
> very
> neaaaaaaaarly there) and i live in carlton north, so presuming i can
> actually get a point-to-point link to MU or RMIT.
> i live with a bunch of ppl both from MU and RMIT so the credentials are
> not
> a prob, i'm just wondering whether this is possible on the config side.
> Ideally what i'd like to do is have the MW accessible through RMIT and MU
> hotspots (wouldn't that be great!!!). me thinks both the schools are ideal
> for MW hotspots and either would be a great way of propogating the
> network.
> rohan
> On 8/8/07, Tom Fifield <gummay at gummay.net> wrote:
> >
> > There are a number of Wireless networks at MU. They are provided by
> > various departments, student associations and once central information
> > division network (MUWIRELESS). However, all of them that I'm aware have
> > some sort of access restrictions (i.e. a uni student account).
> >
> > So, 'free' if you can get some credentials... perhaps talk with who
> > you're working with?
> >
> > Hope that helps,
> >
> > -T
> >
> > Matt B wrote:
> > > Hi everyone,
> > > I'm in the process of finding myself a wireless / 3G pda phone for a
> > > new job I've got. Basically so I'm not tied to my desk. Anyone got
> > > tips? I'm looking at 3 xseries for data plans and a dopod or maybe an
> > > 02 for a handset/pda.
> > >
> > > Next question, are there any free wireless AP's at melb uni? I want to
> > > be able to do some stuff up there next week but I need email access
> > > while I'm there and I don't have anything but a laptop yet.
> > >
> > > thanks
> > > Matt
> > >
> >
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