Pace University. Wireless Connectivity for Students Joe Blando, Network Manager. Wireless Connectivity at Pace University. Wireless Connectivity is: Available at every Pace location Note: In NY 55 John St. & St. George have wireless service through an outside vendor.
Wireless Connectivity for Students
Joe Blando, Network Manager
Wireless Connectivity is:
Turn on your laptop or mobile device, check your settings for available wireless networks:
If you can’t connect to a wireless network you can’t connect at all.
FALSE: There are wired ports in every dorm and throughout public areas.
Pointing an antenna on an access point towards your PC gives you better signal.
FALSE: Wireless antennas are omni directional.
Installing your own access point helps the University and your dorm.
FALSE: Installing an access point, such as Linksys, interferes with Pace’s wireless network and degrades performance for all.
I shouldn’t have to enter in my credentials all the time.
TRUE/FALSE: Pace uses controller based wireless technology. Certain access points connect to certain controllers. If you move from one area to another you may have to authenticate again. This is dependent on how your local wireless profile is setup and which controller your session goes back to.
Wireless connections are the best choice for real time applications.
FALSE, Wireless is a half-duplex media. Meaning you can only send or receive data at one time. Also wireless is susceptible to RF interference causing signal loss.
802.11N states that I should get 54Mbps, why is my connection so slow?
Wireless is a shared media. Meaning the more devices that connect the smaller the slice of bandwidth that is to give to each user.
In this example 4 PC’s, 3 Laptops and three printers are connected to one access point.
These devices all share the 54Mbps bandwidth.