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WIRELESS ACCESS EXPANDS THROUGHOUT CAMPUS

Starting this week, Old Dominion University students, faculty and staff will have wireless access to the ODU Network, via laptops and other wireless devices, from virtually anywhere on campus.

While wireless technology has been available at Old Dominion since 2002, the Office of Computing and Communications Services (OCCS) recently installed new access points for better coverage and updated existing access points with new technology.

"This technology will be easier to use, and more reliant and transparent to the end-user on campus," said Ann Tatman of OCCS. The campus is currently 90 percent wireless, including all academic and administrative areas, as well as the majority of green spaces, she added.

The network upgrades, which are labeled as "best in class" in terms of security, offer more protection for users and the university.

Currently, the campus has 6,000 registered users, and Tatman expects many more now that the network has expanded.

Those wishing to use the service must first visit https://midas.odu.edu and accept the ODU wireless user agreement. Registered users can then access the network from laptops and other wireless devices at virtually any campus location.

For more information call 683-3192.

This article was posted on: August 1, 2006

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