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About the Library: Wireless Access

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Wireless Access

Wireless Networking at Anderson University (from the AU IT page)

There are a number of wireless networks available at Anderson University. Which network you decide to access depends upon your location and needs. Some can be accessed very easily but are not encrypted and secured, while others will require some setup steps but are both encrypted and secure.

Every wireless network advertises itself via something called its SSID, which is the name that appears in your list of available wireless networks on your computer. The way by which you retrieve this list can vary depending upon the Operating System (OS) you use, such as Windows XP, Windows 7 or 8, or Mac OS. Also, various PC and laptop manufacturers have decided to add their own software to control wireless access, which can complicate making a connection. You may contact the Anderson University IT Department at our helpdesk for assistance with OS and software issues at 864-231-2457 or by creating a work request at our Helpdesk site: https://helpdesk.andersonuniversity.edu.

AUGuest

This is a publicly accessible non-secure network available in a number of public areas around the campus such as the Thrift Library. No special setup is required, and it does not require a login. It works much the same way as public access in many places. It is designed for guests at the University and for those who do not want to perform special setup procedures. It is, however, limited in bandwidth and in access to some university resources. It is not the best choice for students, faculty, and staff.

AUStudentN

This is a secure encrypted high-bandwidth network available to students at AU. It requires a setup for security. You must have an Anderson University network and email account in order to use this network. You may contact the Anderson University IT Dept. for setup details if you require secure & encrypted access and have issues trying to connect.

AUNetN

This is a secure encrypted high-bandwidth network available to faculty and staff only at AU. It requires a setup for security. You must have an Anderson University network and email account in order to use this network. You may contact the Anderson University IT Dept. for setup details if you require secure & encrypted access and have issues trying to connect.

AUMobileN

This is a secure encrypted high-bandwidth network available to student iPad users at AU. It requires a setup for security, but AU issued iPads come with this network pre-configured. It is the best choice for classroom access when using iPads. You may contact the Anderson University IT Dept. for setup details if you require secure & encrypted access and do not have a university-issued iPad.

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