Wireless Users May Need To Use Configuration Tool

Starting next Tuesday, August 9th at 9 AM, wireless devices may need to go through a one-time setup procedure to continue using wireless networking at Swarthmore.  This procedure is required because we will be implementing a new wireless authentication server using a new security certificate at that time.  The procedure will automatically configure your device to work with the new server.  The process takes less than 5 minutes. On or after, August 9th, if you loose your connection or can’t get connected to wireless, Open up your wireless connection and choose the SwatWireless  wireless network. Connect to it. Once connected, … Continue reading Wireless Users May Need To Use Configuration Tool

ITS Announcement 10/14/08: Network & Telephone Service Interruptions This Week

Taking advantage of the break, ITS will be performing maintenance work on network equipment and telephone servers. Some of this work will require interruptions in service. Below is a list of planned outages: Wed, Noon – 1 PM: There will be a 15-20 minute period when access to saved voicemail messages will be interrupted. New voicemail messages will continue to be accepted during this time. Thur, 6 PM – Midnight: Campus network and Internet access during this period will be interrupted 3-4 times for periods up to 20-30 minutes while we upgrade software and reconfigure network equipment. Telephone service will … Continue reading ITS Announcement 10/14/08: Network & Telephone Service Interruptions This Week

Network Update – Fix for Remaining Problems

The restart of the Beardsley core at 12:50 PM today did fix a number of problems including wireless access in the academic/administrative buildings. The wireless network should be working normally except for Guest Wireless which we expect to have operational shortly. Computers directly connected to a network jack were also fixed at that time. However, we have another residual problem with computers connected to a Cisco phone. In many cases, these computers are still not able to obtain network access. In those cases, a simple procedure will correct this problem. If your computer is connected to your phone you can … Continue reading Network Update – Fix for Remaining Problems

Wireless Improvements in McCabe

ITS installed and activated nine new wireless access points in McCabe library over October break. After a survey of McCabe was completed, it was determined that these access points were needed to improve wireless reception around the perimeter of the 2nd and 3rd floor and in the Friends Library and Peace Collection. While wireless doesn’t cover every square inch of McCabe, ITS believes all spaces are covered where a student or staff member would sit down at a desk, table, or chair with their laptop. In addition, ITS is in the process of making changes to the laptops on loan … Continue reading Wireless Improvements in McCabe

Brief Late Night Network/Phone Outages

A number of short, late night network maintenance activities will occur in conjunction with Fall break. On Friday, October 5 at 11:30 PM there will be a 10-20 minute outage of network, phones and wireless in the following buildings: Robinson House, Lang Music and Dana. On Friday, October 12 at 11:30 PM there will be a 10-20 minute outage of network, phones and wireless in the following buildings: Parrish, Ben West and Beardsley. Also on the 12th, there will be a few 5-10 minute Internet outages between 10 PM and Midnight effecting all buildings. VPN service will also be unavailable … Continue reading Brief Late Night Network/Phone Outages

Wireless Networking Changes

A number of steps to improve security on the campus wireless network have been taken recently. The SSID SwatWireless is now only available to College-related individuals with a Windows domain account at Swarthmore. This includes faculty, staff and students. Logon with your Windows username and password will be required. Before using SwatWireless for the first time, individuals using Windows laptops will need to perform a few steps to install a security certificate available at http://wireless.swarthmore.edu. This only needs to be done once. Macintosh computers will automatically download the certificate. SwatWiress uses much stronger encryption and includes encryption of username and … Continue reading Wireless Networking Changes