Dialogue to Explain How to Use Mason’s Wireless Network

Posted: October 29, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Since last fall, Mason has had a centralized wireless local area network (LAN) service in selected areas on the three campuses. A LAN is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link. All the specifics are available at the DoIT Dialogue, “Follow-up on Wireless,” on Wednesday, Nov. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m. on the Fairfax Campus. The program will be teleconferenced to the Arlington and Prince William Campuses.

The university’s Information Technology Unit (ITU) makes wireless LAN access available to the campus community, but without opening the network resources to unauthorized users. Derek Kan, manager of the Advanced Network Technologies in ITU, will discuss how and where the wireless service is being deployed and how to get started using it. Currently, more than 1,200 users are taking advantage of its convenience and the mobility and security it offers.

The DoIT dialogue will be held in Innovation Hall, Fourth Floor, in the GMU-TV studio. On the Arlington Campus, the teleconference will be in the Original Building, Room 335. The Prince William Campus will host the teleconference in the Occoquan Building, Room 221. Those planning to attend should e-mail ritz@gmu.edu.

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