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Wireless networking allows laptop users to access network resources from locations where wiring is not available, providing increased flexibility and productivity. This document provides a summary of wireless network connectivity in the Gates Computer Science building, which is part of the Stanford Universtity wireless network. Getting Connected
To get connected to the wireless network you need a computer with an 802.11(a,b or g) Wi-Fi adapter. You must either register this wireless card on the network (for faculty, staff, and students), or be granted a visitor account by somebody at Stanford (for visitors). For details on how to get connected, see the appropriate category below.
Faculty, Staff, and Off-Campus Students
All network devices need to be registered in the Stanford network database (Netdb) before they are allowed to connect to the network. Even if you have already registered your laptop's wired ethernet connection, you must register your wireless connection. To register your wireless card, fill out the form at http://cf.stanford.edu/ip. This does not apply to students who live on-campus. See below.
If you are a student and live on campus, you must register your computer with Residential Computing. Once it is registered to work in the dorms, it will work in Gates automatically.
Visitors who come to campus with a wireless card may use the Stanford wireless network if they find a Stanford community member to sponsor their access. The Stanford sponsor needs to visit:http://wirelessguest.stanford.edu/ to establish a sponsored guest account. This includes selecting a user name and a password for the guest. The length of the sponsorship ranges from one to seven days. Guests visiting for more than one week will need to have a new guest account. ITSS tracks guest accounts to the sponsor. A sponsor is considered responsible for any misuse of the network by the sponsor's guests.
When guests come to a wireless area of campus, they need to open a browser and try to access any web page; this will present them with a login page. They then use their sponsored guest user name and password to access the Stanford wireless network. Once logged in, they'll be able to use internet services, web browsing, and all of the normal internet functions.
|SSID (Network Name)||Stanford or any|
|WEP||Disable WEP encryption|
|Mode or Network Type||Infrastructure mode or Access Point|