Mobile Computing Authentication Advanced Technology Project

A solution for authenticating mobile computing devices to the wireless network has been developed and implemented. This solution requires that mobile users register the MAC address of the Network Interface Card (NIC) in their computer with the campus computing account database. The user must then log in to the public UC Davis wireless network through a Web-based login page every time they want to connect. The authentication is Kerberos-based, and requires that wireless users configure a specific system name as their wireless ?SSID.? Once successfully logged in, DHCP is used to grant the computer a valid UC Davis network address. The project drew on the expertise of the campus technical community and consultation with other institutions, IET staff, and UC Davis campus constituents. For more information on wireless at UC Davis, see