The law school offers wireless access to the Internet in most areas inside the building. Students who wish to use the network must provide their own wireless-capable computer or other wireless device. Printing from the wireless network is not possible at this time. The only exceptions are jobs sent to the Westlaw and Lexis-Nexis printers.Login Instructions
When you try to access an Internet site from the library or student lounge using your wireless equipment, you will see a login screen. Logging in to the wireless system means that you accept the terms of the Wireless Network Usage Policy. Please click the link on the login page to read the policy before logging in.
Students who started law school in the fall of 2004 or later will use their e-mail user ID to log in. Their password will be their six-digit date of birth.
For students who started law school before the fall of 2004, the wireless system uses the same list of user IDs and passwords used by the student e-mail system, so their ID and password on the wireless system are the same as those on the e-mail system. If they change their password on the e-mail system, it will be changed on the wireless system, too.
Your password on the law school web site is independent and may be different. Contact a member of the ITS Department if you don't know your ID or password.
After you log in, you will be able to view Internet sites.
Your login will be renewed automatically every hour if you do not close the small renewal window. If you run software to prevent unwanted popup ad windows, the renewal window might not open, and you will have to re-login every hour.Technical Instructions
The law school wireless system offers connections for wireless devices that conform to one or more of the following three specifications: 802.11a, 802.11b, and/or 802.11g. Your login ID and password are protected from outside scrutiny when you enter them. Data encryption after login is optional, and using it will result in a slower connection. If you wish to use encryption, please contact an ITS staff person for the codes.
If your wireless equipment requires you to enter or choose an SSID, use LawG. Many devices select SSIDs automatically.
If you must choose between "infrastructure" mode and "ad hoc" mode, choose infrastructure mode. If you must choose between "access point" or "peer-to-peer", select access point.Disclaimer
The university does not guarantee access to the wireless network. Access may be cut off at any time without notice if there are problems that require immediate attention. That said, we will try to notify you ahead of time when work on the system can be scheduled. Regularly scheduled maintenance may be conducted on Friday mornings, so connections may be spotty at this time.Support
Please report any difficulties to a law school ITS person. If possible, phone us at a time when you can meet with us for a few minutes, so we can look at your setup. Failing that, send an e-mail or make an appointment.Wireless Devices
What wireless card should you use? Many new computers come with wireless capability built in. Before purchasing an add-in card, make sure your computer is not already wireless-enabled. Our system is designed to work with any 802.11a, 802.11b, or 802.11g device. We have tested a number of popular brands, and all have worked. Nonetheless, we recommend you purchase from a source that has a liberal return policy in case your device does not work with our system.
802.11g is the most popular standard at this time, and it is faster than older standards. In addition, if the "g" signal is not strong enough in your location, a "g" card may still operate at the "b" standard, which has a greater range. In short, we recommend using 802.11g devices with our network, but "a" and "b" devices will work.