Wireless Access

You can check your e-mail, surf the web and access the network at high speeds from almost everywhere on campus! It's easy to use and free for faculty, staff and students. Affiliates or guests sponsored by a faculty or staff member can also get an account at no charge. UBC's Okanagan campus wireless is currently available in these buildings/areas.

Getting Started

To log in to the wireless network, you need a laptop or PDA with a Wi-Fi compatible card and your CWL account. If you do not have a CWL account, students can register for CWL by logging in to the Online Student Service Centre and faculty and staff can register for CWL at the CWL Sign Up page.  

For instructions on how to get started with the wireless network, visit the Setup Secure Wireless Access (ubcsecure) information page.

Using VPN

IT, Media and Classroom Services offers free VPN (Virtual Private Network) services to UBC students, faculty, and staff at both the Vancouver and Okanagan campus' to help keep their information safe. The UBC VPN service uses encryption to protect data as it travels between your computer and the VPN server.  VPN improves security and we recommends that all students, faculty, and staff use the VPN services when connecting to the UBC network off-campus and when using wireless.

For more information, visit the myVPN page.

Outdoor Wireless

UBC's Okanagan campus offers outdoor wireless access to the internet!

Outdoor Wireless Map
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If you're having trouble with the wireless network, please contact the IT Helpdesk at 79000 (toll-free 855-807-9001).

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