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Wireless Access

Sinclair Library

Wireless connections via the campus, ITS-supported network is available for UH System Library users in the first floor Study Lounge (formerly called Reserve Book Room) and adjacent lobby areas, the second floor Ewa lanai and stacks, and the AV Center (3rd floor) as well as the Music stacks area between the Music reference desk and the AV Center.  UH faculty, staff, researchers and students who bring their own laptops equipped with wireless cards may access the campus network by logging in with their UH username and password. 

Hamilton Library

Hamilton Library has wireless network capabilities for UH System Library users. University of Hawaii faculty, staff, researchers and students who bring their own laptops equipped with wireless cards may access the campus network from areas in and around:
First Floor (nearest the front door, aka "Phase 1")
   CLIC Lab
   Tile Area near windows
Second Floor
   Study carrels in front of freight elevator
   Study carrels in front of Group Study Rooms
   Folio area
  Group Study Rooms
Third Floor
   Study carrels in front of freight elevator
   Study carrels near Classroom 306

First Floor (mauka end, aka "Phase 2")
   Classroom 113
Second Floor (mauka)
   Study carrels near central/mauka restroom hallway
Third Floor (mauka)
   Study carrels at the mauka end (Maile Way)
Fourth Floor
   Asia Public PC and Reading Room area
Fifth Floor
   Hawaii/Pacific Collections Public PC and Reading Room area
   Charlot Collection

Hamilton Addition (aka "Phase 3") -- First Floor
   Classroom 156A
   Science/Technology
   Yap Conference Room
Hamilton Addition -- Second Floor
   Study table area
   Group Study Rooms
Hamilton Addition -- Third Floor & Fourth Floor
   Study table area between elevators and copy room
Hamilton Addition -- Fifth Floor
   Archives Reading Room

Please note

Network availability cannot be guaranteed at all times in all locations. Signal strength may vary. The library is not responsible for any losses that might result from a low or dropped wireless network signal; for loss or damages to personal computing equipment brought into and used in the building, or while using the wireless connection, or for lost data due to equipment or electrical failures or malfunctions.

New Manoa Wireless Network - UHM

The University of Hawaii at Manoa will broadcast a new wireless network service set identifier (SSID) ‘UHM’ starting in summer 2009 alongside the existing ‘uh’ SSID.  In mid-October 2009, the ‘uh’ SSID was retired.

The new SSID will automatically appear in your list of known wireless networks if you are in close proximity to one of the ITS wireless access points. No changes to the current configuration of your laptop or mobile devices are required.  Launch a Web browser and you will automatically be redirected to the UH Manoa secure Web login page.  Log in with your UH username and password, and a screen will appear confirming that you have successfully authenticated. Then you're ready to go!

If you shutdown or place the device in sleep mode, you will have a four hour window to reconnect to the wireless network without going through the Web login page. Other than the secure login page, the SSID ‘UHM’ does not provide any security features so you must rely on your applications to encrypt sensitive information such as your credit card PIN numbers and passwords.  See the AskUs article on Security of Web Transactions and SSH/SSL FAQ  for more information regarding securing your data over a network connection.  Also, to provide high availability and reliability of this wireless service, non-ITS installed access points will not be permitted to use the ‘UHM’ SSID as this can prevent users from accessing the Manoa wireless network.

Wireless Policies & FAQ

All relevant portions of the University of Hawaii Use and Management of Information Technology Resources Policy apply to wireless use in Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries. Most especially, please note that the UH policy states that "All users should not have an expectation of total privacy regarding information that is created, stored, sent or received on any networked system." Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you do not use a wireless network connection to transmit personal, financial or legal data. The Library cannot protect against theft or interception of data transmitted via a wireless connection.


Wireless Internet access in the library is governed by the Library’s Public Computer Use Policy. In addition: Please note: Since a wireless network is a shared network, its data transfer capability depends on how many users are using the same Access Point (AP). If more people use the same AP, then users might see slower connections. Wireless connects using radio waves. Anything that can cause interference with radio can also interfere with the wireless connection. Things that contain water, for example, wood, people, walls all can cause the signal to be interrupted or lessened. If you experience a connection problem try moving to a different part of the room or within sight of the wireless access point.

Network availability cannot be guaranteed at all times in all locations. Signal strength may vary. The library is not responsible for any losses that might result from a low or dropped wireless network signal; for loss or damages to personal computing equipment brought into and used in the building, or while using the wireless connection, or for lost data due to equipment or electrical failures or malfunctions. The library is not responsible for any losses that might result from a low or dropped signal or any laptop damaged .

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing using the PrinterOn campus printing software is available at selected printers in Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library. Patrons with UH user IDs or VIA access may print from any web browser on their laptop computer for retrieval from Goprint paystations. The address of the Hamilton Library wireless printing system is: http://hl-printeron.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/. The address of the Sinclair wireless printing system is: http://sl-printeron-avc.sinclair.hawaii.edu/

After logging in, you can choose any one of three printer locations in Hamilton:

The SCITECH location is a color printer, which is $0.75 per color page (B&W is also available); other locations are $0.11 per B&W page. When you select a printer location the print request (JOBNAME) on the GOPRINT paystation window is your UH login name or VIA login name. Print requests disappear from the paystation screen after two hours if not completed or deleted.

Sinclair Library has two wireless printing locations.

UH Manoa Wireless Network

What is Wireless access?
Wireless access allows you to connect your laptop computer to a network using radio waves instead of a cable. This means, for example, that you can surf the Web or do your email while sitting under the trees in front of Hamilton Library or on the lanais at Sinclair Library. You will need to open a web browser to authenticate that you are a valid user before you are granted access to the network.

Where does Wireless access work?
The Manoa Wireless Network consists of wireless access points installed at various locations, usually of common meeting areas.  See map [http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/uhmwireless.gif]

What do I need to access the Wireless network?
  - Portable Computer
  - A Wireless PC Card (802.11b certified)
  - A Valid ITS Username (available from http://www.hawaii.edu/infotech/yourusername.html)
  - Access Validation (12-hour time limit per session) The UH Manoa wireless network requires that you specify the "network name" and password in your configuration. To obtain the wireless network name and password, you must login to the UH Account Management system (https://sunsys.its.hawaii.edu/acctmgmt/) Once you have logged into the Account Management system, look for the link titled "UHM Wireless Network Settings". Clicking on that link will give you the wireless network name and password.
  - A Supported Web Browser (Required for authentication process.)
  * PC Software (Internet Explorer 5.5 or 6; & Netscape 6.2.3 or 7.1)
  * MAC Software (Firefox, Netscape 6.2.3 or 7.1, or Safari)

How do I get help?
UH Wireless Network Information [http://www.hawaii.edu/askus/1037]    Walk-in support for wireless questions is available from Student Lab Attendants at the HL CLIC Lab and the Sinclair Wong Computer Lab or by Email: help@hawaii.edu

How do I set up my computer to use the wireless network?
Install your wireless card according to the manufacturer's instructions. After the card is installed, use the following to configure your computer. More information on wireless cards [http://www2.hawaii.edu/wireless/aboutcards.html]

For PC Users:
This information is extracted from:
Linksys PC Card http://www.hawaii.edu/itsdocs/win/wlsslnks.pdf)
ORiNOCO PC Card http://www.hawaii.edu/itsdocs/win/wlssornc.pdf)

Linksys PC Card
For Windows click on Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections > Local Area Connection.
In the Properties window:
Authentication Algorithm - WECA
Channel - 09
Fragmentation Threshold - 2432
Network Type - Infrastructure
Power Save Mode - Disabled
Preamble Mode - Long Tx Preamble
RTS Threshold - 2432
SSID - Network Name from http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/validate.html
Use Wep - 40 bit

ORiNOCO PC Card
For Windows click Start button > Programs > ORiNOCO.
Go to Actions > Add/Edit Configuration Profile.
The Default profile should already be set to Access Point.
Click on the Edit Profile button below.
Basic - Network name from http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/validate.html
Encryption - Enable Data Security
Key 1 - Use Alphanumeric Characters (0-9, a-z)
Key 1 - Password from http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/validate.html

For MacIntosh users:
This information on wireless for MacIntosh is extracted from: http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/wlssmac.pdf
Click on Apple menu > Control Panels > TCP/IP
Go to File > Configurations. Highlight Default and click Duplicate
Type UH Wireless and click OK. Click Make Active.
Connect via - AirPort [PC Card]
Configure - select Using DHCP server
Name server addr:
128.171.3.13
128.171.1.1
Search domains
hawaii.edu

Note: If you use want to use your regular Internet connection, you must switch the TCP/IP configuration back to Default. Switch to UH Wireless when using the wireless campus network.

Information about wireless setup and requirements may be found at: http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/
Map of wireless accessible points on the UH Manoa campus: http://www.hawaii.edu/wireless/map/


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