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Eaglenet Wireless Network Update

This is an edited and updated version of an article that appeared in the December 2003 issue of Benchmarks Online. -- Ed.

By Joe Adamo, Director of Communications Services

Use of the Eaglenet Wireless Network is becoming more and more popular here at UNT. A new feature has been added -- guest access -- which should increase its popularity even more.

Accessing Eaglenet

Eaglenet allows students, faculty, and staff to use their current EUID's and passwords to access the Internet from a laptop or personal digital assistant (PDA) equipped with an 802.11b wireless interface. To access and use Eaglenet, simply configure your wireless device with "Eaglenet" as the SSID, turn off WEP encryption, and connect to the network (these arcane instructions are described in more detail on the Website referenced later.) Once you've established a wireless connection to Eaglenet, open a web browser and you'll be directed to the Eaglenet logon page. At this point enter your EUID and password and you're on your way to surfing the web.

If you need more help accessing Eaglenet, check out the CITC's wireless Webpage at www.UNT.edu/wireless, where you'll find information on various wireless cards that will work with Eaglenet and information on how to configure your laptop or wireless device to work with Eaglenet. Although the CITC's helpdesk staff (at 565-2324) can't work on your personal equipment, they are available to answer your questions and help you through the wireless set-up process.

Guest Access to Eaglenet

The UNT AMS system has provisions to create a guest EUID and password that can be used to access the wireless network (useful for visiting speakers etc.). If you have a need for this feature, please send  E-mail to jadamo@unt.edu with your request. You are allowed to add any number of guests to the system and they will be granted access for up to 90 days. Guest access will automatically expire after the specified period (up to 90 days) or you can re-authorize the guest, before their access expires to provide them continuous operation. Guests will be restricted to basically port 80 traffic (like the dorms).

Where is Eaglenet installed?

Eaglenet is installed in high traffic areas across campus, i.e. the Willis Library, the Union, etc., to serve the largest numbers of students, faculty and staff. The wireless web page at www.UNT.edu/wireless has a complete listing of where Eaglenet is available as well as a link to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Eaglenet and how it operates.

 

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