Wireless Access at CI
Table of Contents
- Comparison of CI's Three Wireless Networks
- Wireless Access for Guests
- Wireless Access for Traveling CI Students and Employees
- Wireless Protocol Support
- Wireless Network Cards
- Locations and Coverage Areas
- Other Wireless Devices
CI is serviced by over 300 wireless access points dispersed across the campus, which provide coverage for major campus facilities.
There are three wireless networks at CI:
All three are available and visible when connecting a computer or other device via a wireless connection.
The following table describes the differences between CI, CI_GUEST, and eduroam wireless networks at CI:
|Access for:||Students and employees only||Guests, and visitors||CI students, faculty, and staff as well as guests visiting from other eduroam universities|
|Use with University-owned computers?||Yes||No||Yes|
|Use with personally-owned computers?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Secure access to Internet?||Yes||No||Yes|
|Access networked printers?||Yes||No||Yes|
|Access shared network drives?||Yes||No||Yes|
|Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password?||Yes||No||
Requires eduroam campus email & password used for email
This service allows traveling and visiting students, faculty, and staff to connect securely to wireless networks using their home campus' user name and passwords. Visit the eduroam site for participating colleges and universities located in more than 60 countries around the world.
There is no need for members of the CI community to sign up for guest wireless access at other participating eduroam campuses. Devices will work the same as they do at one's home campus.
- Offers a secure wireless network for traveling researchers at participating remote institutions, using the researcher's credentials.
- No new username or passwords are required.
- Compatible with Mac and Windows laptops, as well as iOS, and Android mobile devices.
- Eduroam is a free service.
- Configuration varies based upon device (Windows 7, Mac, iOS, and Android). If you require assistance contact the Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- When you are a participating institution, select eduroam as your wireless network.
- To log in, enter your full campus email address (e.g., email@example.com) and the password you use for the email address.
- Eduroam is a WPA2-encrypted wireless network. For more information on data security while using eduroam, see the eduroam website.
- For assistance, please contact the Help Desk at 805-437-8552 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
CI provides two wireless networks for campus guests. If your home institution/campus is eduroam enabled, you may use the eduroam network. If it is not, or you are not certain, you may use CI_GUEST.
If you are a CI student, faculty, or staff member and you have an active CSUCI directory username and password, you can use them to connect to wireless at eduroam enabled institutions.
Campus access points will all support the 802.11g and 802.11b wireless Internet protocols. Some wireless devices also support the 802.11a and 802.11n standard. Users with 802.11a capable wireless cards will be made to prefer 802.11a for connection rather then 802.11g, as there is less interference for this protocol.
- CI Wireless Instructions for Windows in PDF format
- CI Wireless Instructions for MacOXS in PDF format
To use your computer with the University wireless network, we recommend your computing device contain a wireless card or that you purchase an external wireless card for your laptop or desktop computer. 802.11g wireless network cards will support both 802.11g and 802.11b wireless connections. 802.11n wireless network cards will generally support 802.11a,b,g and networks.
The following tables describe available indoor and outdoor wireless access areas.
|Bell Tower East||Fair-Good|
|Bell Tower West||Fair-Good|
|El Dorado Hall||Excellent|
|Santa Cruz Village||Excellent|
|Smith Decision Center||Excellent|