new wireless LAN is being piloted in the heart of the newly named
University Square (within the circle below) with other installations
planned for the coming months. Wireless PennNet@University Square
should provide "reliable network access " according to
ISC. ISC Networking and Telecommunications has adopted this phased
approach to wireless which will allow Penn faculty, staff and students
to securely authenticate via a wireless gateway. ISC will use the
pilot to test hardware, establish usage patterns and make decisions
about funding, support and scope of the new network.
To begin using Wireless PennNet
users must be authenticated. For information see www.upenn.edu/computing/wireless/.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 7, October 8, 2002