Wireless allows wireless-enabled devices to connect to a wireless transmitter when within the proximity of the signal. The wireless transmitter can either be another wireless-enabled device or an Access Point, which in-turn can provide access to Network resources (e.g. data, email) and the Internet.
As UCL is in a densely populated area there are a a high number of wireless services available. These wireless services fall into either of the following categories:
Informational Systems offer the following (IEEE 802.11b/g and limited IEEEE 802.11a) wireless services throughout the University campus. These are free and supported services which are available to anyone with a UCL User ID and password.
UCL departments can install their own wireless services. However, the installation of any wireless service ** is subject to the UCL policy on connecting equipment to the college network.
In addition all wireless networks must be registered and subject to configuration instructions.
** Includes (IEEE 802.11a/b/g) devices operating in the 2.4GHz & 5GHz frequency range and Bluetooth.
A departmental or individual wireless service which is broadcasted from a UCL premises and which is NOT registered with Information Systems (EISD) is deemed to be rogue.
Refer to the Departmental Wireless Service section above for information on registering a wireless service.
A number of companies offer wireless services which are available to the general public. These include BT Openzone and mycloud. These services are typically charged at a premium rate.
A number of companies and individuals which are not affiliated with UCL offer wireless services.
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