Internet / WiFi

Which university network do I connect to?

Western is undergoing a massive infrastructure upgrade to all facets of its network, wireless and data service systems as part of the large Board of Regents Network Convergence project occurring throughout the ...

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What networks are no longer in use?

Wireless Network Names to be Decommissioned: ResNet (Open Network): This network is being retired in favor of Western-Student, so that full ubiquitous access can be provided to students, regardless of their...

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Why can't I login to the wireless network?

There are several reasons why you might be unable to connect to the internet. FIRST: Check to see which wireless network (SSID) you are connecting to. For assistance in choosing the proper network, refer to...

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Can I expect same data transfer rate as shown in my connection speed?

No, the rate that is shown is the maximum connection speed for the wireless standard you are using and it is theoretical. Your performance is directly tied to the amount of people using the wireless at any give...

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What does 802.11 mean?

802.11 is a standard that was developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). It is the original wireless specification. Extensions of the 802.11 standard were given the same number wi...

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Can I do everything with a wireless connection that I could do with a wired network connection?

The WCSU wireless network is part of a DMZ network. Wireless users will only be able to access items on the University network similar to when they connect to the internet from home. Some services that are know...

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Is it true that a wireless connection is disrupted more often than a wired network connection?

It depends. The medium of connection between wireless and wired is different and the performance is directly tied to the amount of users on the network. As wired networks, by their very nature, are faster than ...

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What do I need to know about multi-player gaming and audio/video services?

Western offers static IP addresses for the use of multiplayer gaming and video/ voice conferencing for residential students. This allows all current and past gaming consoles (that support it) to participate in ...

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What services does access to uPNP/ DLNA/ NAT-PMP provide?

WestConn-Student and the residential wired networks support uPNP/ DLNA / NAT-PMP multi-cast for internet service only. Device interconnection within the Western networks is not allowed, examples include wireles...

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