Practicalities for the USI community

Lugano Campus Wi-Fi

The following Wi-Fi networks are available on the Lugano Campus for Internet access:

  • USI Wireless (whole campus);
  • USI (whole campus);
  • USI-5 (only some areas of the campus);
  • USIGuestHouse (Palazzo Lambertenghi);
  • eduroam (whole campus).

USI Wireless is a network accessible to all, with an online time limit of four hours per session. To log in, follow the steps on the page you see when you try to gain access. For access to the other networks, you need USI credentials or credentials from other universities (eduroam).

If you are organising an event at the USI, you can direct the guests to the USI Wireless network, and/or contact sistema.lu@usi.ch to find out whether guests may have access to other networks.

Members of the USI community are encouraged to use the USI or USI-5 networks, which give better performance, are encrypted and therefore more secure, and are not subject to online time limits.

Below are the access details and technical characteristics of the networks. If you are connecting to a Lugano Campus USI network, you need to agree to the Rules for the use of IT infrastructure and appliances.

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  • USI Wireless

    Access credentials:

    • username: guest
    • password: guest

     

    Technical features:

    • Captive portal for sign in
    • Session timeout: 4 hour
  • USI

    This network is restricted to students, PhD students, academic staff and other staff on the Lugano Campus. It operates throughout the campus, and access is provided with your CAMPUS account credentials.

     

    Technical features:

    primary SSID
    SSID USI on the 2,4 GHz band (campus wide available)
    encryption over WPA2
    authentication by means of IEEE802.1x
    guaranteed standard: IEEE802.11 g/n/ac

    How to set up USI wireless – Windows 7 manually if automatic set-up does not work (to access the page, you need to log in with your CAMPUS account).

  • USI-5

    This is a network with a wider bandwidth (5 GHz), available only in certain areas of the campus and restricted to students, PhD students, academic staff and other staff on the Lugano Campus. Access is provided with your CAMPUS account credentials.

     

    Technical features:

    • primary SSID
    • SSID USI-5 on the 5 GHz band
    • encryption over WPA2
    • authentication by means of IEEE802.1x
    • guaranteed standard: IEEE802.11 g/n/ac
  • USIGuestHouse

    This network is restricted to guests staying at the guest accommodation in the Lambertenghi building.

    Access credentials are provided with the key card.

  • Eduroam

    Eduroam is a network available in various countries which provides wireless Internet connection when you are on a different campus: guests on the Lugano Campus from another USI campus or another university in the network can gain access to Wi-Fi with their USI NetID or the credentials of their university, and members of the USI community at another USI campus or another university can gain access to Wi-Fi with their USI NetID.

     

    Technical features:

    • encryption over WPA/WPA2
    • guaranteed standard: IEEE802.11g/n (bandwidth: 2,4 GHz)

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Updated on: 15/06/2017