Wireless Access at CI
Table of Contents
- Comparison of CI's Two Wireless Networks
- How to Configure Your Computer for Wireless Access
- 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 two wireless networks at CI:
- cci_connect, and
Both are available and visible when connecting a computer or other device via a wireless connection.
The following table describes the differences between the cci_connect and cci_webaccess wireless networks at CI:
|Students and employees only||Guests and visitors|
|Use with University-owned computers?||Yes||No|
|Use with personally-owned computers?||Yes||Yes|
|Secure access to Internet?||Yes||No|
|Access networked printers?||Yes||No|
|Access shared network drives?||Yes||No|
|Requires logon using Dolphin Name and Dolphin Password?||Yes||No|
For detailed instructions on how to connect to the cci_connect wireless network, please select your operating system:
- Windows 7 wireless configuration guide
- Windows Vista wireless configuration guide
- Windows XP wireless configuration guide
- Mac OS X 10.5 (for CI-owned computers) wireless configuration guide
- Mac OS X 10.5 (for personal computers) wireless configuration guide
- Mac OS X 10.6 (for CI-owned computers) wireless configuration guide
- Mac OS X 10.6 (for personal computers) wireless configuration guide
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.
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 n 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|