What can I do when connected to a wireless network?
You can use wireless for email and Web browsing.
You should not use wireless for streaming audio/video, very large downloads or viewing extremely graphic-intensive Web sites.
Even though wireless networks look attractive for use everywhere, wired networks still give the best performance and speed. Please remember that a wireless access point provides shared bandwidth. As more users connect to the access point, the available bandwidth per user diminishes. Therefore, wireless networks are not appropriate for high bandwidth applications such as streaming audio/video. It is most suited for applications such as email and web browsing.
Can I print to a local printer using the Sewanee wireless network?
Wireless printing will be available in select areas. For more information about the availability of wireless printing in a given area, please contact the support staff working within that particular wireless access zone or contact Helpdesk at x-1369.
What do I need to begin using wireless?
To connect to the wireless network, you will need a computer equipped with an 802.11b/g/n (also known as "Wi-Fi") wireless adaptor. Most laptop computers purchased in the last several years have this built-in.
Can anybody connect to Sewanee wireless networks?
Do I need authentication?
How do I know if I'm connected?
You can check your network connectivity status by looking at the Status and Activity indicators on the wireless PC Card Antenna. The Status light will blink when a connection is made. The Activity light will blink when data is transmitted.
Can I access Sewanee wireless networks with my PDA?
To connect to the wireless network, you will need:
An 80211.b/g/n compatible wireless card or adapter.
Does a wireless card use a lot of power?
Yes. A laptop's batteries will deplete much faster while using wireless.