Wireless access points or hot spots are available in many locations and are identified on the map of wireless locations. See the wireless map for detail. Reception of wireless signals will vary by area in each building due to many factors such as building materials and obstructions. You should also be aware that as your battery power diminishes, the performance on the wireless network will also diminish. Plugging your laptop into a power outlet when your battery is weak will increase the performance.
Almost all laptops come with a built-in wireless adaptor. If your device does not have a wireless adaptor, one can be purchased at any computer store. The campus computer store sells wireless cards to the University community at an affordable price. The campus computer store can also assist with ensuring the wireless card is fully compatible with the University wireless network.
Updated wireless software drivers are supplied by the manufacturer of the wireless network card. Updates can be downloaded from the manufacturer website.
Besides a wireless compatible device, you will need an 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n compatible wireless network interface card (Wireless NIC) installed and functioning properly in your wireless compatible device.
Yes, ICT Help Desk staff members are available to help set up your wireless card for the U of S network. Please contact the the ICT Help Desk for assistance.
Yes. See the instructions on how to setup printing wirelessly from your laptop.
Windows XP (Service Pack 3) and higher, and Mac OS 10.4.11 and higher, are supported for wireless access.
Conference attendees, invited guests and members of the general public can use the wireless network. See the instructions on how to access the wireless network.
No, you do not have to pay any additional cost for using the wireless network on campus.
Please contact the the ICT Help Desk.
Students and employees of the U of S, as well as conference attendees, invited guests and members of the general public can use the wireless network.
There are three tyes of wireless networks:
There are several factors that may affect signal strength:
Contact the Campus Computer Store for more information on recommended laptops.
Contact the ICT Help desk for information on setting up an access point.
Please refer to the wireless setup guides for configuration instructions.
Yes, a laptop's battery will deplete faster while using the wireless network. The battery usage increases because of the power required to generate the radio signals.
No. A profile for the U of S wireless network will be created on your computer. This has no effect on your home network. You will be able to switch between your home and the U of S network as needed.