News from CaTS for August 2010

1. Wireless Network Authentication Coming August 23


The Wright State University wireless network was established to give WSU students, faculty, and staff convenient access to the internet and WSU computer systems. Currently, the wireless network allows free and open access to everyone, including those who have no affiliation with WSU.

On August 23, 2010, CaTS will establish authentication requirements on all campus wireless networks and the wired networks in the residence halls. This is being done to ensure WSU’s network is not being used by non-affiliated individuals.

CaTS would also like to make you aware that beginning on August 23 when this change takes effect, you will need to install a small software program that allows wireless authentication to work. You will only need to install this software once. To see more information about this process, including authentication directions and how to install the above-mentioned software, see the following website: http://www.wright.edu/cats/wireless/authentication.html .

2. Power Upgrade on August 29


CaTS will be performing a power upgrade on Sunday, August 29, 2010, from 5:30am - 4:30pm. Access to all systems on the network will be unavailable during this time.

3. Removal of Modem Banks on August 31


CaTS would like to remind the university that on August 31, 2010, we will be removing all dial-up modem banks on campus. These modems are currently being used by faculty, staff, and students to obtain free dial-up internet access on their home computer. After August 31, those who currently use this service will need to seek other means of internet access such as an ISP (Internet Service Provider) or cable provider. If you have questions concerning removal of the modem banks or how this will affect your at-home internet access, please contact the CaTS Help Desk at 775-4827.

Below are examples of companies that provide comparable dial-up services.

AOL Basic Dial-up:
http://free.aol.com/tryaolfree/index3.adp?promo=804300&service=aol&sem=1...

NetZero: http://www.netzero.net