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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Wireless Standards

  

BCC-WNET is a service that provides the Bronx Community College community with wireless access in several areas across the campus. Access to the BCC-WNET is restricted to Bronx Community College students, staff, faculty and sponsored guests. No registration is required for access, only a valid user name ID is needed. Bronx Community College provides encrypted access for most 802.11b (Wi-Fi) equipped computers.

Note: The actual BCC-WNET login, Send and Receive DATA are encrypted.

Login Standards:

Standards will apply to all college locations where wireless has been setup.

We will have a General or Guest account that will provide users with access to the Internet and Email.               

We will have user accounts that will provide users with access to Internet and Email, and other college resources according to user rights.                       

            ExampleUser name: john.doe
                              Password: XXXXXXX

Hardware:

Access Point

  • Cisco Aironet 1200 (1231G)

Wireless Network Cards

  • Cisco PCM350 Series
  • Cisco (Tri Mode A/b/g) AIR-CB21AG-A-K9
  • Dell Embedded Client 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 Series
  • Apple Airport Series

Any wireless card that has the Wi-Fi Certified logo is supported on the network.

Software:

Supported Operating System

Due to the format and complexity of the operating systems, only the following operating systems will be supported on the Bronx Community College Wireless Network. This will help us to prevent anyone with malicious intent to gain control of your files or any personal information stored in your computer.

Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4 (with latest patches)

  • Antivirus Software installed with the latest definitions files
  • Wireless card with the latest firmware & connection utilities
  • Any 128-bit browser compatible with Internet Explorer 6.1

Example: Netscape, Safari, Firefox etc…

Windows XP Professional or Home Edition with Service Pack 2 (with latest patches)

  • Antivirus Software installed with the latest definitions files
  • Wireless card with the latest firmware & connection utilities
  • Any 128-bit browser compatible with Internet Explorer 6.1

Example: Netscape, Safari, Firefox etc...

Mac OS 10.2 or higher (with latest patches)

  • Antivirus Software installed with the latest definitions files
  • Wireless card with the latest firmware & connection utilities
  • Any 128-bit browser compatible with Internet Explorer 5.2

Example: Netscape, Safari, Firefox etc...

 

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