WiFi Network

WiFi Network

Bloomsburg University provides a state-of-the-art 802.11a/g/n/ac wireless network deployed across campus. This network is accessible to all faculty, staff, students, and guests.

Accessing the Wireless Network

  • On your WiFi capable device, connect to the "bloomu" network
  • If your device does not automatically display a "Welcome to the Bloomsburg University Network" message:
  • Select the appropriate option on the "Welcome" page
    • Faculty, staff, and students will be guided through a setup process. Most devices will have the option to download and run the β€œJoinNow” client to automatically configure appropriate wireless settings.
    • Guests will have the opportunity to create a temporary guest account for internet access on the "bloomu" network.

Note: All gaming and media devices must be enrolled before they can be used on the wireless network or residence hall wired networks. See the Device Enrollment page for details.

Requirements

  • WiFi (802.11a/g/n/ac) capable device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone)
  • An active Faculty/Staff/Student university account (HuskyID) or guest account
  • WPA-2 Enterprise security protocol support and PEAP authentication protocol support (secure network only)

Guest Access

Guest access is available using the "bloomu" wireless network.

Temporary guest accounts may be obtained by individuals without a university network account (HuskyID). To obtain a guest account, follow the instructions above for "Accessing the Wireless Network".

Pennsylvania Residents that have obtained a "Pennsylvania Resident Borrower's Card" at the Andruss Library may use their computer account for guest access.

For larger events, such as camps or conferences, you may contact the Technology Help Desk for a single shared-use account. Submit a help desk request with the following options to request a guest account:

  • Problem - Account Security
  • Category - Guest Wireless
  • Symptom - Create Account

Performance

WiFi is a shared service and can be affected by many factors, such as:

  • Activity from other people on the same access point
  • Interference from other devices (such as wireless speakers, wireless game controllers, and devices using bluetooth)
  • Personal WiFi access points or routers

Your device's connection speed also depends on the WiFi technology it supports. Devices supporting the latest 802.11ac standard will achieve the fastest speeds. Older WiFi devices not capable of supporting 802.11ac will work, but at a reduced speed.

Coverage

Indoor locations:

  • All academic buildings
  • Most administrative buildings
  • All residence halls and campus apartments

Outdoor locations:

  • Academic Quad
  • Behind the Student Services Center (SSC)
  • Between Navy Hall (NH), Haas Center for the Arts (HCA), and Bakeless Center for the Humanities (BCH)
  • Between Ben Franklin Hall (BFH) and Hartline Science Center (HSC)
  • Between Luzerne Residence Hall (LRH) and Northumberland Residence Hall (NRH)

Note: Outdoor coverage may be available in other areas, but will not be reliable.