The wireless network is available throughout the public areas of the IHR, including the library, common room and meeting rooms.
- Library members should use the uol-open network.
- Temporary visitors can use the UoL Conferences network.
- eduroam is also available if you have access to it through your home organisation.
- Username: barcode number from your library card. Enter without spaces. If there is an X, enter in upper case.
- Password: your surname. Enter in lower case and include any spaces or hyphens.
With most operating systems you will not be able to connect automatically, and will need to follow the more detailed instructions. Once set up, the settings will be retained next time you connect.
A daily password is provided. They are displayed at reception. Select the network and you will be prompted for the password on opening a web browser.
You can connect to eduroam if access is provided via your home organisation. Obtain any further guidance from them if you need any assistance.
Troubleshooting and Assistance
If your username and password aren’t being accepted, check at IHR library enquiries or reception desk that your membership record is correct.
Try restarting your device or restarting the network adapter.
You may need to remove details of an existing configuration, before being able to enter the correct settings. In Windows 10, this is under Network & Internet Settings > Wifi > Manage known networks. On Android devices this is under Advanced > Manage networks. Select uol-open and Forget.
If you get a security warning or certificate error it is safe to bypass it.
On rare occasions the problem may be caused by a general network problem. Check whether other users are experiencing problems or ask at library enquiries.
For further help, please visit history.ac.uk/about/wifi or ask at the library enquiry office on the 1st floor.
Code of Conduct
The wireless network is provided by the University of London using the Janet network. All users must adhere to the University of London Acceptable Use Policy:
Should you not comply with the above regulations, the University may suspend or terminate your access.