Information Services Division


About Wi-Fi


To connect to the eduroam or UCLGuest wireless service a Wi-Fi certified network adapter is required. Adapters which are Wi-Fi certified typically have a Wi-Fi logo:

The Wi-Fi Alliance website can be used to check to see if your product is certified.

Wi-Fi networks use international radio technologies called IEEE 802.11, which includes the following variants:

  • IEEE 802.11b, which allows throughput up to 11Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz range. As of the 17th December 2012 802.11b is no longer supported.
  • IEEE 802.11g, which allows throughput up to 54Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz range
  • IEEE 802.11a, which allows throughput up to 54Mbps on the 5 Ghz range
  • IEEE 802.11n, which supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) in both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz range.

Wi-Fi certified adapters will automatically negotiate and connect using standard which both the client and station (Access Point) is capable of.

Wi-Fi coverage at UCL

All wireless services (eduroam, UCLGuest) are available throughout the main UCL campus and UCL buildings across London.

More about Wi-Fi coverage at UCL