New Columbia U Secure Wireless Network
26 Apr 11
On April 26, 2011, CUIT launched a new UNI-authenticated wireless network at Morningside and Manhattanville.
Currently, only those transactions that are protected by other means of SSL authentication, such as SSOL or PAC logins, are encrypted. Columbia U Secure wireless means that all data, including that which is currently not encrypted, will be sent over a secure connection to the wireless access point. This means any general web browsing (HTTP), instant messaging or similar messages sent via the authenticated network will be protected against potential wireless eavesdroppers. The Columbia U Secure network also eliminates the need to use the VPN while on campus in order to access Columbia administrative resources.
To use the new network:
· Visit the Wireless Client Configuration Site to download the configuration client
· Follow the step-by-step instructions in the configuration wizard
· From campus wireless access points, you will now be able to log in to Columbia U Secure.
· Following operating systems and/or devices are supported:
o Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista and 7)
o Mac OSX (Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard)