Monday, August 27, 2012


You spoke.  We listened.
Simpler WIFI connection and network names.

Last year, major upgrades to the campus WIFI network were implemented.  Along with the upgrades, a number of wireless networks with varying features and configuration were implemented to allow users a choice of how they connect to JasperNet WIFI.

The feedback:  K.I.S.S (Keep it Simple)

In preparation for the Fall 2012 semester, ITS has simplified the JasperNet WIFI configuration.  All WIFI deployments conforming to "JasperNet WIFI 2.0" standards (802.11n) will be universally accessible by the single network "JASPERNET" (note the ALL CAPS).  A companion network, "jaspernet-guest" will also be universally available across all JasperNet WIFI 2.0 locations providing campus visitors with some access to the Internet.  Please see our network map for these locations.

We've already begun to weed out any of the confusing additional network names, however, we will continue to support local WIFI networks with additional security features (such as dls-secure or hayden-secure).  Additionally, in areas where JasperNet WIFI 2.0 is not yet available, 802.11a/b/g access will be provided by the legacy network names of "jaspernet" or "Jaspernet" (note the lower case).