Wireless

The wireless network at Jefferson Lab (JLab) includes 200+ access points across the entire JLab site. Wireless is the preferred connection method for laptops that move around on the site.

Eduroam Wireless Networking

The Computing and Networking Infrastructure (CNI) group supports all wireless clients on the 'eduroam' network. In addition to providing local Wi-Fi networking, Eduroam allows visiting students to log onto the JLab Wi-Fi with their home institution's account and password.  This network is based on Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2) security and supports multiple client adapters and operating systems. 802.11a/b/g/n coverage is available for jlab users in all areas and high-speed 802.11ac (Wi-Fi 5) is available in CEBAF Center and the TEDF/Test Lab.

Please keep in mind that your wireless network card will need to be registered in our Machine/Device Registration database.  You may use the instructions below to configure your wireless device, then register in our database.

Also be aware that when connected via WiFi, you will only be able to access external services.  Internal web pages and services are not exposed to WiFi clients unless the machine they are using is managed by the Computer Center.

General Configuration Instructions for jlab Wireless System

jlab_guest Wireless Networking

The jlab_guest wireless network is provided for guests and personal laptops that are not JLab-owned.  It uses the WPA2-Personal security type with a rotating key that changes on the first Monday of every month. The new WPA2 key may be obtained from the jlab_guest key page or by visiting the CST Division Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of CEBAF Center F wing.

If you would like reminders regarding WPA2 key changes on the 'jlab_guest' wireless network, please visit the JLab Mailing List Index and subscribe to the jlab_guest_wep mailing list. You will receive a monthly email with the new WPA2 key.

Requests for temporary wireless network connectivity for meetings and conferences can be fulfilled so long as they are made in a timely fashion. Such requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

General Configuration Instructions for jlab_guest WPA2-Personal Wireless System

JLab Certificate Authority Information

For users of other systems, you should ensure that all the indicated certificates are installed. Please refer to our JLab SSL-Enabled Services and the Supporting PKI page where you will find additional details and all the necessary certificate files.