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1 WiFi Hotspots Internet Wireless Connection for Delegates at the UN Information Technology Services Division John Campbell Chief, Operations Service

2 2 What is WiFi? Is defined as Wireless Fidelity which is the formal term coined by a technology alliance Is wireless technology which permits a PC, laptop, or PDA to communicate with a network using radio waves A WiFi Hotspot is an area where WiFi is available

3 3 What do you Need? A Laptop or PDA that is WiFi capable The UN WiFi uses ONLY b or g standard b transmits up to 11Mb per second g transmits up to 54Mb per second Newer laptops with Centrino technology have this built in Older laptops can use a WiFi card installed into a slot on the side

4 4 How Does it Work? WiFi needs a transmitter/receiver like a two-way radio The 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/receiver WiFi power is weak compared to a two-way radio thus the range is only a few hundred feet at most when unobstructed

5 5 WiFi Components WAP IPAQ PALM PC WiFi Capable Device & Wireless Access Point

6 6 Where is It? Public areas such as lobbies and hallways South Lobby of Secretariat Viennese Café and hallway Delegates Lounge Conference Room A-D hallway (Delegate PCs) All Numbered and Lettered conference Rooms ACABQ Conference Room 10 Security Council ECOSOC Chamber Trusteeship Council General Assembly Hall 3 rd Floor Media Area General Assembly

7 7 Where will it be? Conference Rooms B,C,D,7,8 will have additional APs and antennas installed to boost coverage Secretariat North Lobby Conference Rooms throughout the UNHQ Campus Signs are being placed Wireless Internet Access in this Area

8 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

9 9 UN Wireless Local Area Network GA CR1 CR5 CR9 CR4

10 10 How do I recharge my Laptop? The Secretariat Facilities staff are working on this The Delegates Lounge has at least 20 outlets The Viennese Lounge has some outlets and will have additional outlets installed Conference Room #4 is already wired Estimates have been requested to wire conference rooms 3,5,6,7, and 8.

11 11 What else do I need to Know? Delegates Handbook A Section for WiFi will be added with tips and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

12 12 What else do I need to Know? The UN WiFi network is Public which makes it easy to connect to There are no WiFi security keys needed Use the network understanding that it is not secured A warning stating this will be introduced shortly Content will be filtered in the future (ie. access to some sites will be blocked) Access is to the Internet and Web Browser based applications is with Web clients only (No Outlook) Training will be investigated No funding for a helpdesk

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