West Chester University
Richard A. Jackson
ResNet Central Manager
Ground Floor Brandywine Hall Rm 003
West Chester, PA 19383
If you are a student, call the Student Technology Helpline at x3349. If you are a faculty or staff member, call the Faculty and Staff Technology Helpline at x3350.
Wireless access is available in the following areas.
All WCU students, faculty and staff may connect to the network.
Typically, the range (or the area surrounding an access point where wireless devices can connect) is anywhere from 100 feet (indoors) to 350 feet (outdoors). In many cases, wireless connectivity extends beyond the areas listed above (such as in common outdoor areas) depending upon your hardware and configuration.
Any IEEE 802.11b/g/n (also called Wi-Fi) wireless adapter should work. If you don't have a built in adapter you can buy one at office or department stores. Look for a USB Wireless Adapter.
WEP and WPA are methods of encryption and neither is used on the wireless network. Disable encryption when you define your wireless connection for the campus wireless network. The SSID for your computer should be WCU_101.
Yes, connecting to the wireless network is the same as plugging into the wired one.