A Wireless Local Area Network is a Network that uses radio waves instead of wires. Wireless access points connected to La Trobe University's network (view current campus availability) allows users to access the University's Intranet or, in some cases, the World Wide Web.
The preferred wireless network For La Trobe is LTUWireless2. Follow the appropriate guide below for your computer's operating system. You will need a “La Trobe account” and installed wireless hardware.
How to connect to LTUWireless2
- Windows XP (PDF 366KB)
- Windows Vista (PDF 580KB)
- Windows 7 (PDF 682KB)
- Mac OS 10.5 & OS 10.6 (PDF 572KB)
- Mac OS 10.7 (PDF 388KB)
- Android 4+ (PDF 283KB)
- iOS 5+ (PDF 572KB)
Windows XP Service Pack 2 - PEAP Hotfix required
After you install Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (or create an LTUWireless2 connection on a computer with Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed), you may experience problems authenticating successfully with your wireless connection. The initial connection may complete, but subsequent fast-connect authentication attempts may not complete effectively. This issue is related to Win XP SP2 working in conjunction with PEAP authentication.
- Download Hotfix - PEAP KB885453 for Win XP SP2 wireless authentication failure [EXE 385KB]
- Read about Hotfix KB885453
Windows XP Service Pack 2 - WPA2 Hotfix required
To configure the new wireless network (LTUWireless2) an additional hotfix is required as well as the PEAP hotfix. Once installed, a reboot is required to complete the installation.
Intel Based Macintosh - Updates required
The Intel based Macintosh has an issue where it cannot get an IPAddress via DHCP within 802.1x wireless networks. To fix this error the Mac must have the latest updates from Apple which will rectify the issue.