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WiFiIT
Simply Web
www.northumbria.ac.uk/it
Simply Web Windows 7 & 8, Vista and Mac
About Simply Web
Use Simply Web as the quickest route to the internet with your laptop or tablet. Ideal
when you don’t need access to the files on the University U Drive. You can use Simply Web when downloading
the Citrix Client for use with desktop ANYWHERE. For details see the WiFi IT desktop ANYWHERE booklet.
Connecting to WiFi You can connect to University WiFi networks in most student and staff areas on
campus using a variety of devices including, laptops, tablets, mobiles, iPhones, iPads. However, please choose
the most appropriate network for your needs.
Choose the Right Network
Smartphones/iPads
Laptops and Tablets
Laptops and Tablets
NU Smartphone
Always connect to NU Smartphone
if you are using a mobile, smartphone,
iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch for both
access to the Internet and
desktop ANYWHERE
NU Simply Web
For fast direct access to the
internet when you don’t need
access to your files or University
applications.
NU desktop ANYWHERE
Access to Student and Staff
Desktops when you need to
access the files on the U Drive
and University applications.
Skype via WiFi – If you have your own software you can connect to Skype via NU Smartphone or NU
Simply Web. Just choose the right network for your particular device.
Other WiFi Networks
NU Visitors – For conference or event attendees
Eduroam – For visitors from other Universities see www.northumbria.ac.uk/eduroam
Internet Access in Halls of Residence
The Freewire service is provided by Cablecom for halls on both City and Coach Lane Campuses. Please
see your House Manager for more information. In Coach Lane halls students can also use the Northumbria
networks in common room areas. For more information on Northumbria Networks see our website at
www.northumbria.ac.uk/wifi
Simply Web for Windows
You will need to check that your WiFi device has the following settings enabled.
(Note: You only need to do this the first time you use Simply Web and changing these settings will not affect
any settings you have enabled for other WiFi networks).
Windows 7 and Vista
Windows 8
Click Start Button
Right click on WiFi icon
Click Control Panel
Click Open Network and Sharing
Center
Click Network and Sharing Center
(if you can’t see this click Network and Internet
to proceed)
Click Set up a new connection or network
Select Manually connect to a WiFi network then click
In Network Name type
NU Simply Web (this is case sensitive)
From the security drop down menu
select WPA2-Enterprise. This will
automatically fill in the encryption type as AES
If your device does not support WPA2 your
supplier may offer a free upgrade. Contact your
supplier for instructions
UNTICK Start this connection
automatically
Then click
The message Successfully added NU Simply Web will be displayed.
Select Change connection settings
Select the Security tab
Check that Protected EAP(PEAP)
has been pre-selected as authentication
method
If your device does not support Protected
EAP (PEAP) contact your supplier
UNTICK
Remember my credentials for this
connection each time I’m logged on
(Win7 & Win8)
Or
Cache user information for subsequent
connections to this network (Vista)
Click Settings
UNTICK Validate Server Certificate
This may say Verify the server’s identity by
validating the certificate
Click Configure
UNTICK Automatically use my Windows logon
name and password and click OK in all dialog
boxes for the settings to be accepted
Close the Successfully added NU Simply Web
box still open on your screen
Now you can log on to Simply Web
Windows 7 & 8
Vista
Click the WiFi Connection icon on the
bottom right of your screen
Double click the WiFi Connection icon
on the bottom right of your screen
Click Connect to a Network
Select NU Simply Web and click
Select NU Simply Web and click
Click Enter/Select additional logon
information
In the Network Authentication box enter your
Northumbria username and password
In the Network Authentication box enter your
Northumbria username and password
You can now open your web browser and access the internet in the usual way. If you would like to
access your Northumbria email go to the University homepage at www.northumbria.ac.uk and click
the Email link.
Connection Problem?
If you are still encountering connection problems you may need to check that you have the latest Windows
Updates and drivers installed. To check this, use your own internet service provider to connect and go to:
Win7/Vista: Start > Control Panel > Windows Update
Win8: Settings > Control Panel > System and Security > Windows Update
You should also make sure that you have the latest anti-virus updates installed. Our recommendation for
free protection against viruses, spyware, and other malicious software on your home computer or laptop is
Microsoft Security Essentials available at www.microsoft.com/security_essentials/
Simply Print
Print from your own laptop, WiFi device
or smartphone direct to a University
printer.
Simply Print uses your print credits just
the same as from a University computer
www.northumbria.ac.uk/simplyprint
For more details see the Print IT – Guide
to Student Printing or search in KnowHow
Simply Web for Mac
Make sure that your WiFi connection is switched on
Choose NU Simply Web from the list of WiFi networks
available
When prompted enter your Northumbria username and password
At the Verify Certificate screen click
You can now open your web browser and access the internet in the usual way. If you would like to
access your Northumbria email go to the University homepage at www.northumbria.ac.uk and click
the Email link.
Getting Help
Please check your laptop and WiFi help guides carefully for the manufacturer’s instructions on
changing settings.
There’s lots of help with WiFi as listed below:
The IT Place
IT Chat
Get person to person help. Just bring your
Smartphone or WiFi device along to The IT
Place:
• City Campus
Library Basement
Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm
(term-time)
• Coach Lane Campus
Clinical Skills Centre
Every Thurs 10:00 – 1:00pm (term-time)
Chat to a Helpline advisor online at any time.
Just click the icon on the Student Desktop
Or go to www.northumbria.ac.uk/itchat
IT Labs
There are free IT Helpline phones located
in or near all IT Labs.
KnowHow
Search in KnowHow for everything you want to
know about [email protected]
www.northumbria.ac.uk/knowhow
The IT Helpline
Contact the IT Helpline at any time.
The IT Helpline is open 24 hours, 365 days
a year.
Tel: 0191 227 4242
Freephone: 0800 923 4242
Text: +44 77 81 48 27 86
Email: [email protected]
Search: www.northumbria.ac.uk/knowhow
Chat: www.northumbria.ac.uk/itchat
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