Wireless or wired

You can access the University's network and services three ways:

  • connect your laptop, tablet or smartphone via our wireless network
  • connect your own laptop via cable
  • login to a computer located in one of our general access areas

Wireless access

You can connect to our wireless network within most buildings across our campuses, or you can enjoy the sunshine and connect in one of our many outdoor hotspot areas.

If your laptop is not compatible with the University network, access to computer facilities is provided in general access areas on campus.

Common wireless devices will connect successfully using the following instructions.

  1. Open the WiFi settings on your device.
  2. Select the newcastle.edu.au option. Select CONNECT.
  3. Students: enter your Student-ID and myHub password (eg. c1234567)
    Staff: enter your Uni-ID and Internet password (eg. abc123)
  4. Select OK.
  5. After a few seconds, the status will show as connected.

Now, whenever you are within range of our wireless network, your device will automatically connect.

If you need more help please see the step by step instructions.

Step by step instructions by operating system

  • iOS (PDF, 345KB)
Configuring unsupported devices

Users who wish to connect a device to the University wireless network that is NOT supported or documented, may use the following configuration details. These details are provided without any support and the University accepts no responsibility for their use.

Network Name or SSID Authentication
newcastle.edu.au Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Use your UNI-ID and password
Students: c1234567 and myHub password
Staff: abc123 and Internet password
eduroam Security type: WPA2 Enterprise
Encryption type: AES
Use your username as UNI-ID@newcastle.edu.au and your password
Students: c1234567@newcastle.edu.au
Staff: abc123@newcastle.edu.au

Wired access

If you bring your own computer on campus and connect to the University's wired network, access to the Internet may not be possible UNTIL you manually configure your computer settings.

Follow the step by step instructions for your operating system.