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Unleashing Your Laptop Justin Sellers
Wireless Access Today we will talk about several different wireless scenarios. We will also cover the hardware, software, and configuration components required for wireless access. –University –Home –Traveling (away from home)
Wireless Essentials What You Must Have High-Speed Internet Connection (DSL, Cable, Satellite) Wireless Access Point or Wireless Router –D-Link, Linksys, NetGear, 3Com Wireless Access Card –Most laptops bought today have wireless capability built into the laptop –You can also purchase a wireless access card. (D-link, Linksys, NetGear)
Wireless Local Area Networks IEEE Standard (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) b (University) –2.4-GHz band –11 Mbps raw (throughput ~6 Mbps) a –5-GHz band –54 Mbps raw (throughput ~22 Mbps) g (Best and Most Common) –2.4-GHz band –54 Mbps raw (throughput ~22 Mbps)
Universitys Wireless Network What is it? –A service to allow faculty, staff, and students to connect wirelessly to the web. What do I need? –Laptop with built-in or wireless access card. –Students need a University myUWG account –Faculty and Staff need a University username and password. –Odyssey Client Where do I go to get setup? –Students go to the SITS CenterSITS Cobb Hall Room 122 Monday-Thursday : 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Universitys Wireless Network Where do I go to get setup? –CoE Faculty and Staff ETS Office (Ed Center Room 206) or by contacting ETS Staff by phone or Monday- Friday: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm University Laptops Only Can I use this wireless connection at home? –No, unless you live right across the street. Range on a wireless network is only about 300 feet!!
Universitys Wireless Network Where can I use it? Adamson Hall Biology Building Boyd Building Cobb Hall Education Center and Annex Food Service Z-6 Health Services Honors College Learning Resources Center Mandeville Hall Melson Hall Martha Monroe Library Richards College of Business Sanford Hall TLC UCC Building Maps Campus Map
Wireless LAN – Acronyms What is a WAN? What is a LAN? SSID – Service set identifier (network name) WPA – Wi-Fi Protected Access WEP – Wired Equivalent Privacy WPA-PSK – WPA with preshared key TKIP – Temporal Key Integrity Protocol AES – Advanced Encryption Standard
Typical Home Wireless Network Configuration Access Point or Router connected to Cable or DSL modem Wireless Clients Internet Wireless Medium (WM) Home PC Wired Client Wireless Router Cable, DSL Modem
How to Setup Your Wireless Router Demo
Wireless Router Security Important things to know: –Change the Default SSID name (network name) –Disable the SSID Broadcast –Use Encryption such as WEP, WPA –Change the Default Username and Password!!! –Use NAT with DHCP, a feature built into most routers, so that outsiders can only see the router.
Getting a Stronger Signal Change the Channel. Move the router off the floor and away from walls and metal objects When possible put the router in a central location. Range is about 300 ft. indoors.
Setting up Your Client Computer If you have Odyssey Client installed you may need to disable it. Use the Windows Client if possible (because it is a common interface) If the wireless client for windows is enabled then it should automatically detect available wireless networks that are in range.
How to Setup Your Wireless Router Demo Wireless Clients Internet Wireless Medium (WM) Home PC Wired Client Wireless Router Cable, DSL Modem
Travel Can I get online wherever I go now that I have my wireless laptop setup? –Maybe and Maybe not. I am staying at a hotel, can I get online when I get there? –Most hotels offer wireless internet access, it is best to check with the hotel before you leave.
Helpful Wireless Router Pages Linksys…Support…Tech SupportLinksys –Easy connect helps you troubleshoot problems that you may have connecting D-Link – support.dlink.comD-Link –Has a quick router setup program available for download for certain models. Netgear SupportNetgear
Helpful Wireless Resources University Wireless Help –http://www.westga.edu/~wireless/http://www.westga.edu/~wireless/ –http://www.westga.edu/~sits/index.php?page=wirelesshttp://www.westga.edu/~sits/index.php?page=wireless 4 Steps to Set up your Home Wireless Network –http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesssetup.mspx How to go Wireless –http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/Content.aspx?ctId=91http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/Content.aspx?ctId=91 10 Tips for Improving your Wireless Network –http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspxhttp://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/wirelesstips.mspx Where to purchase wireless equiptment online –Tigerdirect.com, Pricegrabber.comTigerdirect.comPricegrabber.com