Wireless or Wired Connectivity for
Portable Devices at CDF
0) Ensure your CDF account is initialized by logging in at least once. WAIT up to 2 hours after that:
Before attempting to connect your portable device, ensure that your CDF account is initialized. This is done by logging into a CDF workstation at least once and setting a password for your account. Please wait up to 2 hours before trying to connect. Then, follow the rest of these instructions.
1) Make the wireless or wired connection (see (a) for wireless and (b) for wired):
a) To make a wireless connection: Get the WEP Key from the CDF Secure website (https://www.cdf.toronto.edu/mobile/), and connect to the network named “cslab”.
b) To make a wired connection: A wired connection can only be established at the Study Hall (BA2230). In BA2230, connect your laptop using an Ethernet cable to any floor pocket.
2) Obtain an SSH client (see (a) for Windows and (b) for Linux/Mac):
a) For Windows if you do not have an SSH client already, you can obtain one by visiting http://wifi.cs.toronto.edu in a browser AFTER performing step (1) above.
b) Linux/Mac machines usually come with a command-line SSH client pre-installed (called “ssh”).
3) Configure your SSH client and authenticate (see (a) for Windows and (b) for Linux/Mac):
a) Windows configuration with Putty:
In the “Host Name” box, type wifi.cs.toronto.edu
In the “Saved Sessions” box, type cslab-wifi, and click the Save button
Double-click on the cslab-wifi saved session
When you first connect, you will be prompted to accept the server's host key. Click “Yes”.
Supply your CDF Username appended with "-cdf". As an example, if your username is “c0smithj", you can login with "c0smithj-cdf". Then, supply your CDF Password.
b) Linux/Mac configuration with the command-line ssh client:
Start a Terminal
For authentication purposes, you have to use your CDF Username appended with "-cdf". As an example, if your username is “c0smithj", you can login with "c0smithj-cdf".
In the terminal, substitute your user name in this command: ssh email@example.com
Supply your CDF Password when prompted.
4) You MUST keep your SSH session active in order to remain authenticated:
After you have successfully authenticated, you will see a message greeting you. Remember: the ssh session to wifi.cs MUST remain active in order to continue to allow your packets past the firewall.