Network and Internet Access

Overview

TAMULink is Texas A&M's campus wireless network, located in classrooms, offices, libraries, eateries and other locations. TAMULink uses WPA Enterprise, a security technology that protects information using a mobile device's built-in system features.

Connecting to wireless on campus

Texas A&M faculty, staff and students with a NetID and password connect to TAMULink-wpa and log in.

Authorized campus guests with a guest username and password from the Identity Management Office, connect to tamulink-guest and log in.

Campus visitors from an eduroam institution can connect to eduroam and log in with your home institution's credentials.

Note: tamulink-wpa, tamulink-guest, eduroam and TAMU_Visitor are the only centrally-supported Texas A&M wireless services. Avoid connecting to other wireless networks if you do not know who provides them.

TAMULink Locations

TAMULink is available in all classroom buildings, residence halls, dining areas and libraries on campus, as well as office buildings and some off-campus locations. Look for a TAMULink sticker near the door of a building to see if wireless is available. See the complete list of TAMULink locations.

Getting Started

Visit the Wireless page in the Knowledge Base for detailed step-by-step connection instructions.

To request installation of Wireless LAN coverage for a new area, or to expand existing coverage, follow the instructions in the Request section below.

Help and Support

Learn about Wireless Guidelines and Restrictions.

Cost

Texas A&M University System FY19 Rates displayed below.
View FY18 and FY19 TAMUS Auxiliary and Non-TAMUS Rates.

TAMULink Wireless is provided at no charge for Texas A&M Students, faculty, staff and sponsored guests.

To request installation of Wireless LAN coverage for a new area, or to expand existing coverage, send an email to request@tamu.edu. To determine cost, a site-survey will be done for each case.

Request

To request installation of Wireless LAN coverage for a new area, or to expand existing coverage, send an email to request@tamu.edu or complete the Request Form.

To determine cost, a site-survey will be done for each case. Many considerations are involved in determining the number of wireless access points needed for the desired coverage. Building construction, area to be covered, shape of the building, and throughput capacity are just some of the variables that can make a significant difference in the  number of access points necessary. 

Requests for wireless service within departmental networks (those not maintained by the Division of IT) must have their Radio Frequency (RF) footprints and authentication methods approved. 

Requests for wireless service for stand-alone networks (no access to campus or Internet) must be approved as to RF footprint and addressing, channel assignments and security. 

Guidelines

Requests for wireless service in the Division of IT-maintained building networks must be engineered and provided by Texas A&M Division of Information Technology. Requests for wireless service within departmental networks (those not maintained by the Division of IT) must have their Radio Frequency (RF) footprints and authentication methods approved. No departmental wireless coverage is allowed outside a building. There may be an engineering fee depending  on the amount of work necessary to review the departmental wireless network proposal. If a departmental network is housed in a building shared with another department, then the Division of IT must install, maintain and operate the wireless network. Proposals or requests for information regarding departmental wireless networks should be sent via email to consult@tamu.edu.

Requests for wireless service for stand-alone networks (no access to campus or Internet) must be approved by the Division of IT as to RF footprint and addressing, channel assignments and security. No wireless coverage is allowed outside a building and overlap between wireless cells will be arbitrated by the Division of IT. Proposals or requests for information regarding stand-alone wireless networks should be sent via email to consult@tamu.edu.

If an unauthorized access point anywhere on the network is located, the Division of IT will attempt to contact the owner(s) and direct them to cio.tamu.edu to review current policies and practices for network installations. We will ask them to remove the device and let them know their port will be deactivated if the device is found again. In the event an access point is found and no owner can be located, we will disable the port, power off the device and contact the NIM-registered owner of the IP being used.

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