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Criteria for Wireless Card Compatibility

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, 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.

Supported Wireless Cards

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.

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Email: Call.Center@csuohio.edu
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