ITech updates campus Internet
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 00:10
On Monday, iTech revealed changes to the student wireless access on campus. A new and improved wireless network will allow students to connect to the Internet without having to continually go through a redirect and log-in screen; however, a preliminary setup using the USM Help network is required.
“We got a lot of feedback from students who said they were tired of having to continually log in every time they came to and from campus,” said Paul Brayfield, manager of the Project Management Office at iTech. “We basically wanted to simplify the process the student goes through to connect to the wireless. Students can now log in using the USM Help connection and then never have to worry about logging in again.”
To access the new network, find and connect to the ‘USM Help’ network. After connection, open a browser and wait for redirection. Follow the steps listed in the browser, and log-in using the same CampusID and password as before. After the log-in, the wireless setup will complete, and the computer will be connected to the USM network instead.
Additionally, all Wi-Fi enabled devices can also be configured to access this network.
The USM connection will eventually allow access to staff and faculty as well as students, and iTech plans to remove the USM Student network on Nov. 26.
Connecting to the regular USM Student wireless connection also gives directions on how to set up a connection to the new network. For help setting up a connection to the new wireless network, visit www.usm.edu/itech/student-wireless or call the iTech Help Desk at 601-266-4357.