Wireless cards labeled with "Wi-Fi" will usually work with our network. To take advantage of encryption, the card should support WPA and the ‘a’, ‘b’, or ‘g’ or "n" standard. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee that all cards will work on our network.
Best - For the best performance, we recommend choosing a wireless adapter which supports the 802.11n/a/g standards. These devices can achieve performance, up to 270 Mbs and are best able to deal with radio interference.
Better - For better performance, we recommend choosing a wireless adapter which supports both the 802.11n/g standards. These devices can achieve a better performance (up to 130 Mbs).
Good - For average performance a wireless adapter that supports the 802.11g standard can achieve up to 54 Mbs.
Legacy 802.11b only wireless adapters can operate at up to 11 Mbs. Support for these devices is limited.
IS&T provides detailed configuration instructions and support for a limited number of cards, depending on your operating system:
|Operating System||Supported Cards|
|Mac OS X||Apple AirPort and AirPort Extreme cards.|
|Windows Vista and XP||Any Wi-Fi certified card that supports WPA Enterprise.|
|Other (including handhelds)||Other devices are supported on a limited basis.|