First published Friday 26th February 2010 8:33am
Last updated Friday 26th February 2010 8:33am

There was a short network outage of around 1 hour in Student Village Block 9 from about 12:30am this morning. All equipment is currently operational again. We will be investigating the cause of the outage.

First published Monday 15th February 2010 5:19pm
Last updated Monday 15th February 2010 5:19pm

We're pleased to announce the launch of Lightwire@Home, bringing the ease-of-use and affordability of Lightwire to your home or flat!

No more splitting the bill with your flatmates and no more monthly Internet fees! Just pay for the data you use.

Check out for more info on coverage and how to get connected!

This is just the beginning for Lightwire@Home. Over the next couple of months we're going to be working to increase the coverage so if your flat currently doesn't get coverage, check back soon!

First published Monday 15th February 2010 10:24am
Last updated Monday 15th February 2010 10:24am

We're pleased to announce that as of today, Google hosted services are FREE when you access them on Lightwire at the University of Waikato. This means you get free access to Gmail, Google Docs, Google Calendar and much more as long as you're logged in to Lightwire at the University of Waikato.

We've worked with the University to hook Lightwire up to KAREN, the Kiwi Advanced Research and Education Network. Google provides high-speed access to their services over KAREN which means you'll get free access as long as Google continues to advertise their services to KAREN.

We'll let you know if Google changes the way they provide services over KAREN or if our arrangement with the University changes. Until then you can enjoy free and fast access to Google services on Lightwire at the University of Waikato.

First published Thursday 04th February 2010 4:55pm
Last updated Thursday 04th February 2010 4:55pm

We've teamed up with the guys from to bring you ultra fast (and free!) gaming servers on Lightwire!

The server is now hosted on the Lightwire network, which means you'll get ultra-low ping times and because it's hosted on-network, gaming through won't cost you a thing!

LANfest is Tauranga's biggest organised LAN and host LAN events annually. Be sure to check them out at

Right now the server is running Left4Dead 2 and Team Fortress 2. The LANfest team will be adding more servers as time goes by. Hit their forums if you've got any requests.

First published Monday 18th January 2010 10:10pm
Last updated Tuesday 19th January 2010 5:02pm

Today we launched a new version of the Lightwire website which makes it easier for you to use Lightwire with your mobile devices. Use Lightwire on your iPhone, iPod Touch, Android or other smartphone, and you'll be taken straight to the new mobile-friendly version of our website.

Lightwire Mobile on iPhone

The mobile site allows you to use Lightwire, sign up for an account, redeem top-up cards, purchase top-ups online, check your balance and manage your account. It's been optimised to be fast and easy to use on mobile devices.

If you've got a mobile device that doesn't take you straight to the mobile version of the website, give us a yell on twitter, Facebook or send an email to with details of your device and we'll add it to the list. Also let us know how you get on with the new site - we'd love your feedback!

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