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October 30, 2007

NYURoam Wireless Enhancement

ITS is significantly enhancing the NYURoam network by upgrading the wireless infrastructure to include new 802.11a radio interfaces at all NYURoam locations. The work is nearly complete, with just a few remaining locations at the Dental Center scheduled for completion in the next week or so.

Typically, wireless cards that are 802.11a compliant will default to the newer, less congested radio frequency. If you are using an 802.11b/g wireless card, you may also experience improved network performance as those with newer cards move to 802.11a connections.

For a list of the more than 100 NYURoam locations, visit www.nyu.edu/its/wireless/locations/ .

Please note:
Apple users currently do not have the capability of configuring their wireless cards to use NYURoam's 802.11a capability.

IEEE 802.11 is the set of standards for wireless networking transmission methods.