The launch of Macquarie University Spatial Experience (MUSE) is a welcomed place for students to study, meet friends, surf the net, or simply relax. Students now have a choice of ways within MUSE to connect to the University’s OneNet Network via OneNet Wired access points or OneNet WiFi.


 
Session 1 has seen a surge in WiFi use from 7,000 connections a day in 2013, to a whopping 13,000 in 2014. A huge amount of work has gone on behind the scenes to ensure a more reliable and secure Internet connection across campus, which have no doubt aided in the increased access numbers.


There are now more WiFi points in the Library, large lecture theatres and Campus Hub. The North Ryde campus has over 1,300 OneNet WiFi points, in addition to access in MGSM, City Campus locations and student accommodation including Macquarie Parklands, Dunmore Lang College, Robert Menzies College and Herring Road apartments.


 View the OneNet WiFi coverage map to see the best WiFi locations, or for guides on setting up OneNet WiFi or Wired see the resources page.

Macquarie University OneNet is now in more places than ever before, including student accommodation at Macquarie Parklands student accommodation.


An extension of the existing campus WiFi coverage students at Macquarie Parklands can connect to ‘Macquarie_OneNet’ using their OneID. The service is different to the campus WiFi service ‘Macquarie OneNet’, note the slight name difference.

 

To connect to ‘Macquarie_OneNet’ WiFi at the Parklands Apartments, disconnect from ‘Macquarie OneNet’ WiFi, connect to‘Macquarie_OneNet’ WiFi service at the apartments.


When you return back to the campus, you may need to Disconnect and Connect back to the Macquarie OneNet WiFi service, to continue with the OneNet WiFi service on campus. Supported operating systems include: Windows, Mac OS, iPhone/iPad IOS and Android versions.


OneNet WiFi at Macquarie Parklands joins existing OneNet Dorm WiFi for students-in-residence in Dunmore Lang College, Robert Menzies College and Herring Road apartments. 


For more information on connecting to OneNet WiFi follow this link

 

Macquarie University OneNet WiFi and Eduroam are now available at Macquarie University Hospital on the Ground Floor and Level 1 for staff, students and visitors with a OneID.

 

To connect to OneNet WiFi and Eduroam at the Hospital, all you need to do is disconnect from ‘Macquarie OneNet’ WiFi and reconnect to the ‘Macquarie OneNet’ WiFi service.

 

When you return back to the campus, you may need to disconnect and connect back to the Macquarie OneNet WiFi service, to continue with the OneNet WiFi service on campus.


 For more information on connecting to OneNet WiFi follow this link.

This semester, students can expect up to 10X faster WiFi in many more places on campus. The data rate ceiling has been raised from 512kb/s to 5Mb/s, matching staff experience and representing a potential individual device speed increase of up to ten times faster, subject to signal reception.

With the completion of new access point installations the Nomad3 and Domicile3 projects the OneNet WiFi Product page is now updated with current WiFi coverage maps for the campus.

We have great coverage in the majority of the areas where students are located. The North Ryde campus now has over 1,000 OneNet WiFi transmitters. MGSM students are now using OneNet WiFi, also available in the City Campus locations.

There are now additional outdoor OneNet WiFi transmitters in areas to cover:

  • The main walkways from Train Station
  • Wally's Walk
  • The main Courtyard and other courtyard seating areas that surround many buildings
  • Grass areas around the Library, bus stops and C5C
  • Seating and grassed areas around the U@MQ building
  • The Sports and Aquatic Centre outdoor areas,
  •  New seating areas that have been recently constructed.

Indoor WiFi coverage to all floors of campus buildings is also substantially increased. For the first time, OneNet Dorm WiFi for students-in-residence is now available in Dunmore Lang College, Robert Menzies College and the Herring Road apartments.

Macquarie holds that bandwidth to university is like oxygen to life and continues to offer OneNet at no cost and no quota to all students, academics and staff.

iOS app for eduroam

If you have an iPhone or an iPad, you can download the freely available eduroam Companion from the iTunes App Store.

It has been developed by ja.net, the UK provider of eduroam.

If you have Location Services enabled on your device then you'll see all the eduroam-enabled wifi networks nearby. It also lets you search for eduroam-enabled sites.