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- If you need help after following the setup instructions on this website, you can attend one of ITS' free NYURoam Wireless Workshops for hands-on help. To register, visit the ITS Classes pages.
- NYURoam's wireless infrastructure has been upgraded to include new 802.11a radio interfaces at all NYURoam locations. Typically, wireless cards that are 802.11a compliant will default to the newer, less congested radio frequency.
To access NYURoam on a laptop, your computer must be running one of these operating systems:
- Windows Vista
- Windows XP/2000
- Macintosh OS X
Also, in order to use the nyu network—the recommended method of connecting to NYURoam—your laptop must support either the WPA or WPA2 security standards. The configuration process will help you determine this information. (Note that if your laptop does not support WPA or WPA2, you can use alternative configuration methods.)
To help protect your computer and ensure reliable wireless access, make sure that you have installed the latest software updates for your operating system, and that your computer is free from virus or spyware. To assist you with computer security, ITS provides copies of Symantec Endpoint Protection (Windows) or Symantec AntiVirus (Macintosh) in the Ask ITS area of NYUHome. Also see the ITS Computer & Network Security pages for helpful tips.
Network Interface Card (NIC) Requirements
You will also need a wireless adapter (also called a Network Interface Card or NIC) that supports the IEE 802.11 a/b/g or IEE 802.11b/g standards. Wireless adapters are either built into the laptop, or external through the use of a PCMCIA slot or USB port. Make sure you are using the latest software drivers for your wireless adapter (usually available on the manufacturer's website).
Page last reviewed: August 22, 2009