Information Technology

Wireless Coverage Areas

Due to the nature of wireless, coverage IS available in areas not listed below. IT only supports connecting in the areas listed.

Butler Wireless (SSID: BU Secure Wireless)

The BU Secure Wireless network provides a secure wireless connection at speeds up to 54Mbps. Actual connection speeds vary constantly based on many factors, particularly the number of other users in the wireless area. To provide a more consistent experience, IT has established two wireless levels: Bronze and Silver.

Bronze Wireless Coverage ~ Show Information

Bronze Coverage is the base coverage available in all areas with wireless. Bronze supports activities such as email, IM and web surfing. Bronze coverage is sufficient any time there are small groups of people (20 or less) present and using wireless.

Silver Wireless Coverage ~ Show Information

Silver coverage is available only in select spaces on campus and adds support for large groups to use wireless concurrently. Silver coverage is important for online tests, quizzes, and any other work that is considered "high stakes". Faculty planning these types of activities using wireless should request rooms with Silver wireless coverage. Silver areas and the number of people supported are designated in the online event scheduling system at my.butler.edu.

Guest/Open Wireless (SSID: BU Guest/Open Wireless)

Guest wireless access is now available all over campus. The Guest/Open Wireless network is not encrypted and only permits connecting to the Internet; certain Butler services are not available (including printing and BUfiles). Access to BU Guest/Open Wireless requires a guest account. Short-term visitors can create an account in just a few steps.

For other accounts, please see the Eligibility Requirements for more information.

Academic & Administrative Wireless

Atherton Union

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Clowes Hall

Bronze Coverage

  • Backstage
  • Krannert Room

Fairbanks Center

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Gallahue Hall

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Silver Coverage

  • GH 105
  • GH 106
  • GH 108

Health & Recreation Center

Bronze Coverage

  • Student Lounge
  • Juice Bar

Hinkle Fieldhouse

Bronze Coverage

  • Most areas

Holcomb Building

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Silver Coverage

  • HB 122
  • HB 231
  • HB 233

Holcomb Observatory

Bronze Coverage

  • Classroom
  • Offices
  • Telescope dome

Irwin Library

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Silver Coverage

  • IL 008
  • IL 104

Lilly Hall

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Jordan Hall

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas not covered by silver

Silver Coverage

  • JH 037 Lab
  • JH 041 Lab
  • JH 045
  • JH 046
  • JH 076 Lab
  • JH 141
  • JH 151
  • JH 153
  • JH 155
  • JH 170
  • JH 174
  • JH 183
  • JH 201
  • JH 205
  • JH 208
  • JH 216
  • JH 220 Computer Lab
  • JH 236
  • JH 238
  • JH 242
  • JH 253G Math Lab
  • JH 272C Speech Lab
  • JH 278
  • JH 280 Psychology Lab
  • JH 301
  • JH 303
  • JH 307
  • JH 312
  • JH 335B
  • JH 336B
  • JH 346
  • JH 348
  • JH 370
  • JH 372
  • JH 378 Language Lab
  • JH 387

Pharmacy and Health Services Building

Bronze Coverage

  • All areas

Silver Coverage

  • PB 015
  • PB 016
  • PB 018
  • PB 020
  • PB 103
  • PB 106
  • PB 150
  • PB 153
  • PB 156
  • PB 204
  • PB 205
  • PB 212
  • PB 302
  • PB 304
  • PB 309
  • PB 310

Robertson Hall

Bronze Coverage

  • Johnson Room

 

University Residential All Areas (Bronze)

  • Apartment Village & Dawg House
  • Resco
  • Ross Hall
  • Schwitzer Hall
  • University Terrace

Outdoor Areas (Bronze)

  • South Mall (mall between Irwin and Jordan)
  • Starbucks patio

Greek Housing (Bronze)

  • Alpha Phi
  • Delta Gamma
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Pi Beta Phi
    • Lower level and 1st floor common areas
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Delta Delta Delta