AirPennNet-Device Wireless Service

Information Systems & Computing launched the AirPennNet-Device wireless service on August 19, 2013.  It is intended to provide a network connectivity option in campus residences for non-802.1X capable devices that are unable to connect to AirPennNet.  Examples of include Kindles, Nooks, Xbox 360s, Playstation 3s, and Rokus.  AirPennNet-Device is available in all on-campus University residences with the exception of Greek houses.

The 802.1X-based AirPennNet serves as the University's primary enterprise wireless network.  The supplementary AirPennNet-Guest provides wireless connectivity for non-802.1X capable devices but it is not available in residences.  AirPennNet-Device fills the gap in device coverage by providing wireless connectivity for non-802.1X capable devices in on-campus residences.  Whereas previously non-802.1X capable devices could only connect through wired ethernet or not at all, now the AirPennNet-Device network addresses this issue.

Devices must be registered by authorized IT staff before they can be connected to AirPennNet-Device.  Residents of Sansom Place East and Sansom Place West should bring their devices to the Computing Resource Center (CRC).  Students in other residences should contact their ITAs for assistance.

For more information about device eligibility for AirPennNet-Device, please see the Connectivity Options in Penn's Residences article.

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Date Posted: September 6, 2013 Tags: Wireless, AirPennNet-Device

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