Engineering Wireless Network
Engineering Computing, together with the rest of the campus community, is in the process of deploying wireless 802.11g access points across the campus. These access points provide wireless network coverage at speeds of up to 54Mb/s and up to several hundred feet. This service is available to all UW users and requires a UWDir(Quest) or NEXUS user id and password.
This joint effort by Faculties and IST aims to provide complete, consistent coverage across campus.
Wireless network users need an 802.11b or 802.11g wireless card, which can be purchased from any computer store or borrowed from Engineering Computing (for Engineering students), visit www.laptop.uwaterloo.ca
All-inclusive wireless coverage has been completed in all of the Engineering buildings. Coverage should be transparent from one building to another. Although we aim to have 100% coverage, the limitations of wireless technology may occasionally result in some signal problems.
Poor signal levels can be attributed to:
- both quality and signal strength of your wireless card.
- operating systems w.r.t. firewalls, device drivers, device configurations or software supplied with the card. A troubleshooting check list is available at http://mypc.uwaterloo.ca/services/Connecting.html#lap
- being adjacent to structural steel, reinforced concrete, fume hoods, electric motors, lab equipment, reflective glass, even the opening and closing of doors can affect your signal.
Wireless Network cards are available for short-term loan from the Engineering Computer Help Desk in E2-1308.
For on-line help, visit www.laptop.uwaterloo.ca though a wired connection.