Our campus is completely wireless.
Features of the JCU wireless network:
- Works with current wireless / wi-fi protocols – A,
B, G and N
- Automatically adjusts for access point
failures should any occur
- Automatically notifies the Information
Technology Services staff of any wireless system equipment
- Allows more flexibility in access methods
- Allows users to disable unauthorized
wireless networking devices, such as wireless routers, that
interfere with the operation of the network
RECOMMENDED WIRELESS CARDS
Our wireless system does not support all wireless cards. Users should look for a/b/g/n cards using 2.4 GHz as well as 5GHz.
If you are purchasing a new laptop, please verify through
the vendor that the laptop does NOT use Atheros card. We
have noticed that some HP/Compaq, Lenovo and some Dell laptops
are now using the Atheros cards. Ask for a different wireless
card in your system if the Atheros card is installed by default.
We also recommend that you avoid wireless cards from NetGear,
Belkin, DLink DWL-650+ & SMC.
|Here is a list of some recommended cards:
| CISCO Aironet
||Linksys Wireless (Subsidiary of CISCO)
|Lucent ORiNOCO PC Card Gold
||3COM AirConnect 11Mbps Wireless LAN PC Card
||Dell TrueMobile 1180 (imbedded PCI card that comes
|Intel PRO/Wireless 2011 LAN PC Card
Possible vendors are CDW & Microwarehouse (online),
and MicroCenter & Best Buy (local).
Steps you can take to improve your wireless performance:
- A dual band (2.4Ghz – 5Ghz) wireless network card for your laptop.
- Tablets, cell phones and other wireless devices equipped with dual band (2.4Ghz – 5Ghz)
wireless adapters are better options.
- Eliminate your OWN interference. Below are some devices that will degrade your wireless
connection and performance.
-Devices: Microwaves, 2.4GHz cordless phones, wireless gaming controllers, bluetooth devices.
If you have any questions, please contact the Information Technology
Services Help Desk at x3005.