Description: Many of you may have heard of “mobile hotspots” (or “MyFi”) – a device or capability of a device to create an WiFI network and share a 3G or 4G mobile broadband Internet connection. While originally, that particular term referred to specific hardware manufactured by one vendor, it now often refers to the ability of many […]
» Tags: MiFi wireless, wireless, wireless interference, wireless network
What is the UNC-PSK SSID? (Onyen Restricted)
» Subjects: Campus Information, Networking, Wireless Networking » Tags: access point, networking, pre-shared key, PSK, SSID, UNC-PSK, UNC-PSK SSID, UNC-Secure, wireless
What is the guest wireless network (UNC-Guest)?
Description: Currently, the Guest Access vlan uses UNC-Guest SSID and is available for select 802.11 wireless locations including Athletics Pressbox, Friday Center, School of Government and Business School. Should you need access in one of these locations, please contact the appropriate IT support person at each of these locations to obtain the necessary SSID value to […]
» Subjects: Networking, Wireless Networking » Tags: Guest Access, networking, Public Access, Tar-Heel, Tar-Heel SSID, UNC-Guest-PSK, UNC-PSK, wireless
Are static wireless IP addresses allowed on campus?
Description: Due to the roaming nature of wi-fi/wireless (it is a mobile technology, after all), the dynamic load balancing nature of the lightweight AP protocol, and for security reasons, it is not possible to get a campus static wireless IP address. We have implemented policies on all campus SSIDs to disallow static IP addresses. You may […]
» Subjects: Network Policy, Networking » Tags: SSID, static IP address, Tar-Heel, UNC-Secure, wifi, wireless
Is ‘guest’ wireless network access available on campus?
Description: Is ‘guest’ wireless network access available on campus? Guest network access is specifically for visitors bringing their own device with 802.11 wireless (Wi-Fi) capability to connect from campus to the Internet. Guest access is granted short-term for individuals or groups with legitimate business or academic needs and are sponsored by a University department. The UNC-Guest […]
» Subjects: Network Basics, Networking, Wireless Networking » Tags: Guest Access, networking, Public Access, Tar-Heel, wireless
What are the wireless IP subnet ranges used on campus? (Onyen Restricted)
» Subjects: Networking, Wireless Networking » Tags: eduroam, IP ranges, IP subnet, networking, SSIDs, subnets, UNC-Secure, wifi, wireless
Is there a way to turn off wireless access in a classroom?
Description: It’s not possible — access point deployment is such that one AP could serve multiple classrooms and offices; furthermore, the nature of LWAPP/CAPWAP technology is such that all APs are aware of the entire system of APs within their coverage area. If one AP is turned off or dies, all the other APs in the […]
» Subjects: Networking, WiFi » Tags: classrooms, networking, wireless