I was given a mission to see if I could access the internet in the Atrium, and it was hard! I’ve never done it before or tried to do it so I had no idea what I was doing.
To start with I couldn’t even log on to the laptop I was using because I didn’t know the password, so I was there for about 10 minutes trying everything I knew relating to the hint before I decided to give up and go and ask!
Once logged onto the laptop I tried connecting to an internet connection. There was a choice of 2 – ‘ul-guest’ and ‘Free Public Wifi’. I tried both, 1 at a time, and neither worked, all it said was ‘Identifying…’
Anyway…I opened Internet Explorer with the hope that that ugly page wouldn’t pop up (Page cannot be displayed) – I hate that page with a passion, one of THE worst things to see on the internet! Thankfully it didn’t. I got to the Lincoln Wifi page where I had to log in. Now, I had to figure out how to log in! It was an ABSOLUTE NIGHTMARE!! It asks for your username and password, I tried both my staff and student account and neither worked. It kept popping up ‘Invalid username or password’. I was getting more and more frustrated every time I clicked log in. So I decided to click the ‘Help’ button simply because these buttons normally HELP you, in my case I didn’t find it very helpful at the time. I even tried putting ‘network\’ before my student id number and staff log in name…it didn’t work.
By this time the little internet globe was torturing me. This globe normally means that you’re connected to the internet, but where was I?? Still stuck on the log in page.
On the off chance that it might work I tried my university staff e-mail address, and it worked. I did it…Yes I did it! I didn’t think that Help did help, but remembering what I read, it did say something about entering an e-mail address as a username, but it clearly didn’t click!
I then tried to get onto my student account and it said ‘Too busy, try again later’.
It was so unbelievably frustrating!
It was abit of a pain but as soon as you get onto it the internet connection is brilliant, really fast. Not sure how that works when there’s more than just a few computers on it though.