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SacLink Wireless Goes Secure!

by Carl Oakes, Network Services Expert

With recent improvements to the Sac State Wireless Network, we are now able to offer easier access, faster speeds, and much improved security.

BETTER ACCESS - With the new SacLinkSecure, you now have easy access to the wireless resources you need without the requirement of the hard-to-use VPN.  Since SacLinkSecure encrypts all its traffic, VPN isn’t required to get safe and secure access to internal resources like file shares, printers, databases, etc.  This new approach allows you to login to the wireless network via your standard campus computer login process, plus you no longer have to go to a separate campus wireless login web page.

FASTER!  - New and upgraded wireless access points in several buildings allow for much faster network speeds using the newer ‘A’ and ‘N’ versions of wireless networking.  These new technologies are inherently faster and also use much less congested transmission space.  SacLinkSecure uses the same existing wireless system coverage as before, but also provides the newer technologies as well in high use areas of campus.  The new type of wireless access points are currently located in the Library, University Union and the AIRC. 

MORE SECURE – This new wireless configuration uses the latest in wireless encryption technology (WPA2*) to better protect your communications from prying eyes.

How can you start using these new services?  Go to http://www.csus.edu/wireless for all the latest information and instructions on how to setup your laptop or other wireless device for SacLink Secure access.  There is even an online configuration tool to help you!  Have questions?  Contact our Service Desk; we’ll be happy to get you up and surfing faster and safer than ever! 

Resources:

SacLink Wireless Information:
http://www.csus.edu/wireless

Wireless Heat Map Info (coverage):
http://www.csus.edu/wireless/locations.stm

Help Desk:
http://www.csus.edu/irt/helpdesk
helpdesk@csus.edu, 8-7337

*WPA2:
http://www.wi-fi.org/knowledge_center/wpa2/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access

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