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Newcastle Uni Wireless iPhone PDA Internet Hot Of The Press

From Thursday 30th April 8am, Cisco Clean Access Agent no longer is used for wireless connections, and is only used for wired. wOOOOOOOOOO

Direct from the IT support crew:
Hi All,
the cut over should occur Thursday 30th April from 8am.
We are using a soft launch for these changes as users should fall into 2 categories
a) new users – so won’t know the difference and will use new documentation ( or omit the last steps on the existing documention
b) existing users – who hopefully won’t be affected by the changes.
Comms has taken on board feedback from across the University about simplifying the wireless network for users and students in particular. The changes mean that the Cisco Clean Access login will be bypassed for all wireless users.
This means:
* Users will still need to associate to the wireless network
* Users will still need to login to the proxy server, as normal
* This change wont impact wired connections
* The wireless network is essentially back to where it was two years ago
We have completed some successful testing with the change active in a test wireless network. Any student or staff member already configured will not have to do anything, they just wont see the web login. New laptops are now an easier task to connect after the change.
We have also tested the scenario where the student has installed the Cisco Clean Access Agent – the agent will no longer prompt for a login and lies dormant. This can be removed/uninstalled after the change has been made.
This also means that iPhones and iPod Touches will also work. (along with other smartphones/PDA’s etc. that don’t support Java or ActiveX).
We are working on revising the documents on the web in time for after the change. The current documentation is still useful except for the clean access bit. In the current documentation (, the bit removed from each is:
Windows XP – Web Authentication – Steps 1 to 4
Windows Vista – Web Authentication – Steps 1 to 4
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) – Web Authentication – Steps 1 to 3
Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) – Web Authentication – Steps 1 to 3
iPhone/iPod Touch – Connection – Steps 8 onwards

This is great news for iphone and pda users, no more cisco login which means internet on nearly any wireless device now :D

  • I got it to work when they were using the Cisco Clean Access Agent :P

    Luke C

    May 1, 2009

  • haha howd u manage that????


    May 1, 2009

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