The University wireless network provides over the air access to the University network and the Internet. Data is transmitted over radio waves between your laptop and campus "access points." Wireless Access points have been installed on the campus.
Users who have wireless cards installed on their laptop computer can access the University Network without the limitation of plugging into a stationary data jack. The biggest advantage to using the wireless network is mobility around the campus.
With a wireless-enabled device you can check your email, connect to the Internet and surf the Web from anywhere on the campus. The wireless network utilizes equipment based upon the IEEE 802.11g standard. Students, faculty and staff may use the wireless network. If you have any trouble connecting to the wireless network, please call the ITS Help Desk at 916-577-2345 for assistance.
One of the many benefits of living on campus is direct access from your room to the William Jessup Computer Network and the Internet. The Housing and Residential Life Department is excited to offer in-room, high-speed, direct 100Base-T Ethernet connectivity to all on-campus residents. One port per resident is available in every room -- providing both roommates with a connection. Access to the network is direct and a modem is not required.
A direct connection to the network allows you to surf the Internet and access information on the campus network and the Internet. You can utilize worldwide computing for your academic coursework without leaving your residence hall rooms, exchange electronic mail messages with family, friends, faculty, and other students, participate in electronic discussion groups, transfer files and programs from remote systems to your personal computer, and find information about campus activities, library hours, weather, and class schedules.
All you need to participate is a computer with an Ethernet port and a WJU account. Once you're plugged in, you have always-on access, as you might have had at home with a cable modem or DSL connection.