Presentation on theme: "WiFi Hotspots Internet Wireless Connection for Delegates at the UN"— Presentation transcript:
1 WiFi Hotspots Internet Wireless Connection for Delegates at the UN John CampbellChief, Operations ServiceInformation Technology Services Division
2 What is WiFi?Is defined as Wireless Fidelity which is the formal term coined by a technology allianceIs wireless technology which permits a PC, laptop, or PDA to communicate with a network using radio wavesA “WiFi Hotspot” is an area where WiFi is available
3 What do you Need? A Laptop or PDA that is WiFi capable The UN WiFi uses ONLY b or g standard802.11b transmits up to 11Mb per second802.11g transmits up to 54Mb per secondNewer laptops with Centrino technology have this built inOlder laptops can use a WiFi card installed into a slot on the side
4 How Does it Work?WiFi needs a transmitter/receiver like a two-way radioThe WiFi transmitter/receiver that connects to the network is called a wireless Access Point (AP)A PC, laptop, or PDA that is WiFi capable will also have a transmitter/receiverWiFi power is weak compared to a two-way radio thus the range is only a few hundred feet at most when unobstructed
6 Where is It? Public areas such as lobbies and hallways South Lobby of SecretariatViennese Café and hallwayDelegates LoungeConference Room A-D hallway (Delegate PCs)All Numbered and Lettered conference RoomsACABQ Conference Room 10Security CouncilECOSOC ChamberTrusteeship CouncilGeneral Assembly Hall3rd Floor Media AreaGeneral Assembly
7 Where will it be?Conference Rooms B,C,D,7,8 will have additional APs and antennas installed to boost coverageSecretariat North LobbyConference Rooms throughout the UNHQ CampusSigns are being placed “Wireless Internet Access in this Area”
8 Wireless Local Area Network All of the wireless Access Points (APs) are networked together to form a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)The WLAN equipment is monitored for failures
10 How do I recharge my Laptop? The Secretariat Facilities staff are working on thisThe Delegates Lounge has at least 20 outletsThe Viennese Lounge has some outlets and will have additional outlets installedConference Room #4 is already wiredEstimates have been requested to wire conference rooms 3,5,6,7, and 8.
11 What else do I need to Know? Delegates HandbookA Section for WiFi will be added with tips and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
12 What else do I need to Know? The UN WiFi network is Public which makes it easy to connect toThere are no WiFi security keys neededUse the network understanding that it is not securedA warning stating this will be introduced shortlyContent will be filtered in the future (ie. access to some sites will be blocked)Access is to the Internet and Web Browser based applicationsis with Web clients only (No Outlook)Training will be investigatedNo funding for a helpdesk
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