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gizmo_mathboy
  reversethis-{moc ... } {yobhtamomzig}

aerospace engineer by education, all-around walking cesspool of knowledge by nature, and professional grade slacker by choice. Sysadmin at a major midwestern university.
Monday October 07, 2002
10:04 PM

WiFi at Uni

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There was an article in Wired (might be this month's or last month's) about universities, Dartmouth was the example, that have made wireless access available throughout their campuses.

I was then thinking about the university I work for and its wireless effort. To connect to the network one needs to download a VPN client and use that to hook (airhook? ;-) into the network.

I thought that was a rather nifty way to sort of side-step the security issues surrounding WiFi. Don't need to worry about weaknesses in WEP and you could in theory leave the network open since you need to a VPN client and corresponding login.

I haven't really tried to push the security limits of the wireless network but I think it's not a bad decision.

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