4. Client Software

Your operating system should provide all the tools you need in order to associate with our network. However, for reasons of security we do not allow users directly onto the University network without first proving who they are. We also provide services that require some form of data encryption, as your radio signals (that contain the network traffic) are easily intercepted by malicious users. Technical details of the individual wireless network services are available elsewhere, but there follows a brief summary of the software requirements.

The basic service that is actively advertised by our access points is based upon the University VPN Service. For this you will need to have the Cisco VPN Client software installed, configured and working. We highly recommend that you test this with a regular wired connection if at all possible, and then use the wireless network; the Cisco client will work in the same way regardless of the method of network connection.

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