|SOUTHEASTERN CAMPUS GOING WIRELESS
HAMMOND -- By the start of the fall semester
next week, much of the Southeastern Louisiana University campus will be
wireless, allowing easy Internet access for university students, faculty
The new wireless network is designed to supplement
the university's wired infrastructure, with the initial focus on installing
wireless capability in "hot spots," areas where people generally congregate,
said Mike Asoodeh, assistant vice president for technology.
"All academic buildings are currently wired
for Internet access," he said. "The wireless capability will be installed
in areas such as the library, some classroom buildings, and some open areas."
Currently the Student Union Park and areas
around certain academic buildings feature wireless capability. The wireless
network, funded in part by student technology fees, will allow students
and other members of the Southeastern family to check their e-mail, surf
the Web and access the Southeastern network at high speeds without having
to plug in cables. The network is protected from outside hackers by a secured
authentication system based on the individual's assigned identification
number. Visitors can get temporary access.
During the summer, access points and antennas
that connect to the university's network were installed on buildings. When
complete, Asoodeh said Southeastern will have one of the more extensive
wireless campuses in the state.