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==At the Conference Venue==  
 
==At the Conference Venue==  
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Throughout the University of Auckland, an additional SSID has been added to the standing Wifi service offered over University of Auckland fixed infrastructure.
  
Throughout the University of Auckland, there will be an additional SSID available to conference delegates.  This will be advertised at all campus locations where there is normally WiFi access, including the OGG Building.
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The University Wifi provides excellent coverage across most of their campus, including the Owen G Glenn Building (LCA Primary Venue) and the NICAI Workshop facility (Hardware and Radio Miniconf Venue) - as well as several of their accomodation areas, and some outdoors coverage. Refer to their [http://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/services/it-essentials/internet-and-wireless/wireless-access#coverage Coverage Maps].
  
The Wireless network will give delegates unfiltered Internet access via NAT.
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The Wireless network will give delegates an RFC1918 IP address (most likely 172.x) and provide unfiltered Internet access via NAT (IPv4 Only).
  
 
* Wireless SSID: <strong>LCA2015</strong>
 
* Wireless SSID: <strong>LCA2015</strong>
 
* Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz.  802.11n 5GHz recommended.
 
* Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz.  802.11n 5GHz recommended.
* Password: <i>This will be given to delegates</i>
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* Security: WPA2-Enterprise with <strong>PEAP</strong>; AES Encryption.
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* Credentials: <i>To be advised directly to attendees.</i>
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If you want to pre-load the CA for the WiFi you need the QuoVadis Root CA2 root ca from
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- https://www.quovadisglobal.ch/Repository/DownloadRootsAndCRL.aspx?sc_lang=en-GB
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=== Help with Wireless Configuration ===
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As some delegates (and speakers) may not be familiar with setting up their WiFi using WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and PEAP (rather than the more common WPA/WPA Personal), here are some tutorials, provided by the University of Auckland. Remember, the credentials you provide will be different than those shown in the tutorials, but the basic principles are the same.
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/Android Android]
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/MacOSX MacOSX]
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/Machine_Level_Authentication Machine Level Authentication]
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/Ubuntu Ubuntu]
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/Windows_7 Windows 7]
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* [https://www.sit.auckland.ac.nz/Wireless/UoA-WiFi/iPhone iPhone]
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* [https://vtluug.org/wiki/PEAP-MSCHAP#netctl Arch Linux] (leave out the ca_cert line)
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=== Wired Internet Access ===
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A (very limited) amount of wired Internet access will be available in the Owen G Glenn Building. In particular, the Internet will be provided for Speakers via an Ethernet connection available at the lecturn (offered for performance/stability reasons while a speaker is giving a presentation).  Those using the wired Internet access need to be aware that your device will be issued a real-world public IPv4 address via DHCP, and will <strong>not</strong> be protected by either NAT or firewall rules. Please ensure your machine is suitably hardened for use on an unprotected Internet connection.
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=== A note about bandwidth ===
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The University of Auckland has multi-homed gigabit connectivity with ample transit available, however conference attendees are asked not to make excessive use of this.  The network is well monitored and malicious traffic patterns will be reported.
  
 
==University Accommodation==  
 
==University Accommodation==  
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<strong>Carlaw Park</strong>
 
<strong>Carlaw Park</strong>
  
Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as in the conference venue.
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Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.
  
 
<strong>University Hall</strong>
 
<strong>University Hall</strong>
  
Wireless access is provided here in common areas only.
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Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.
  
Please note that wired network ports in the rooms are connected to the University ResNet, which requires a University ID and authentication to connect to the Internet, and so should not be used.
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There is also a wired network connected to the University ResNet; this ordinarily requires a University ID to connect to the Internet, but authentication requirements are disabled during the holiday period.  However we have heard mixed stories about whether the wired network will work reliably (or at all).
  
 
==Other Accommodation==  
 
==Other Accommodation==  
  
For Internet access information in other accommodation not provided by LCA, please contact the accommodation provider.  Many hotels will offer in-room Internet connections, but prices may vary.
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For Internet access information in other accommodation not provided by LCA, please contact the accommodation provider.  Many hotels will offer wifi internet, but prices may vary. You will likely find getting a local 4G data plan faster and more reliable. See [[Phone and mobile data]].
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== Auckland Free Wifi ==
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* [http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/wifi/Pages/home.aspx Auckland City Free wifi service]. The service is free to all users for 30 minutes per day, per device.
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* [http://www.aucklandlibraries.govt.nz/EN/services/computerservices/wifi/Pages/wifi.aspx Auckland City libraries free wifi]
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* [https://at.govt.nz/bus-train-ferry/at-hop-card/at-hop-wifi/ Free wifi at Auckland's train stations, selection bus stations and ferry terminals.]
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** Page above has details including where and how to get free wifi.
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** Wifi with registered AT HOP card
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** If you don't have AT HOP card, you will be able to connect to the free wifi service for 10 minutes a day
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* MacDonald's have free wifi. [https://mcdonalds.co.nz/find-us/restaurants McDonald's Restaurant locator page] allows you to find stores with wifi. Their [https://mcdonalds.co.nz/news/free-wifi free wifi page] links to FAQ (that is in pdf)
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* Skycity Metro Entertainment Centre.
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** Address: 291-297 Queen St, Auckland CBD. [https://plus.google.com/115646804814467314580/about?hl=en&gl=nz Google+ page]
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* Remedy Cafe, 1 Wellesley St W, Auckland CBD. Opposite Civic. [https://plus.google.com/108654147062667531846/about?gl=nz&hl=en google+], [https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remedy-Coffee/134703853265719 Facebook]
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* [http://www.aucklandlive.co.nz/box.aspx Box Cafe at Aotea Centre]. Overlooks Aotea Square.
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* Elliot Stables has free wifi
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* Gather and Hunt's [http://gatherandhunt.co.nz/Stories/best-caf%C3%A9s-office best cafés to office in] lists 7 cafes with free wifi.
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* Cafes with free wifi: [http://www.yelp.co.nz/search?find_desc=coffee+shops+free+wifi&find_loc=Auckland#l=p:NZ-AUK:Auckland::Auckland_CBD Yelp list]
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* FourSquare list of [https://foursquare.com/parag/list/cafes-with-wifi-access-in-auckland cafes with WiFi access in Auckland]

Latest revision as of 16:26, 12 January 2015

Internet Access

At the Conference Venue

Throughout the University of Auckland, an additional SSID has been added to the standing Wifi service offered over University of Auckland fixed infrastructure.

The University Wifi provides excellent coverage across most of their campus, including the Owen G Glenn Building (LCA Primary Venue) and the NICAI Workshop facility (Hardware and Radio Miniconf Venue) - as well as several of their accomodation areas, and some outdoors coverage. Refer to their Coverage Maps.

The Wireless network will give delegates an RFC1918 IP address (most likely 172.x) and provide unfiltered Internet access via NAT (IPv4 Only).

  • Wireless SSID: LCA2015
  • Protocol: 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz. 802.11n 5GHz recommended.
  • Security: WPA2-Enterprise with PEAP; AES Encryption.
  • Credentials: To be advised directly to attendees.


If you want to pre-load the CA for the WiFi you need the QuoVadis Root CA2 root ca from

- https://www.quovadisglobal.ch/Repository/DownloadRootsAndCRL.aspx?sc_lang=en-GB

Help with Wireless Configuration

As some delegates (and speakers) may not be familiar with setting up their WiFi using WPA/WPA2 Enterprise and PEAP (rather than the more common WPA/WPA Personal), here are some tutorials, provided by the University of Auckland. Remember, the credentials you provide will be different than those shown in the tutorials, but the basic principles are the same.

Wired Internet Access

A (very limited) amount of wired Internet access will be available in the Owen G Glenn Building. In particular, the Internet will be provided for Speakers via an Ethernet connection available at the lecturn (offered for performance/stability reasons while a speaker is giving a presentation). Those using the wired Internet access need to be aware that your device will be issued a real-world public IPv4 address via DHCP, and will not be protected by either NAT or firewall rules. Please ensure your machine is suitably hardened for use on an unprotected Internet connection.

A note about bandwidth

The University of Auckland has multi-homed gigabit connectivity with ample transit available, however conference attendees are asked not to make excessive use of this. The network is well monitored and malicious traffic patterns will be reported.

University Accommodation

Carlaw Park

Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.

University Hall

Wireless access is provided with the same parameters as above.

There is also a wired network connected to the University ResNet; this ordinarily requires a University ID to connect to the Internet, but authentication requirements are disabled during the holiday period. However we have heard mixed stories about whether the wired network will work reliably (or at all).

Other Accommodation

For Internet access information in other accommodation not provided by LCA, please contact the accommodation provider. Many hotels will offer wifi internet, but prices may vary. You will likely find getting a local 4G data plan faster and more reliable. See Phone and mobile data.

Auckland Free Wifi