Campus Wireless Network Upgrades Underway

IET continues to partner with campus departments to expand secure access to campus wireless computing. IET is currently upgrading a wireless gateway with a more robust gateway from Bluesocket and a wireless management system from AirWave. With the installation of the Bluesocket gateway, UC Davis will be able to direct users automatically to the authentication Web page, which will improve the ease of wireless network access. UC Davis will also gain the ability to set up a workable guest access service for campus visitors and departmental guests. The Airwave management system will allow IET to better manage campus wireless network users, and will greatly improve the ease of compiling valuable usage statistics. The Bluesocket gateway and Airwave system will be made operational in early Winter 2005.