Campus Wireless Project
What is the Campus Wireless Project?The campus wireless project has deployed wifi (wireless network) service in almost all campus buildings and at some statewide locations. Campus Residence Halls were complete first and then Academic buildings were next.
How does it work?The wireless service in academic buildings will have a new look and different access method than the Residence Halls or previous NAU wireless installations. The service in each academic building will broadcast two wireless networks with the following format: NAU-B#-G and NAU-B#-B
B# is the building number and -G or -B is the wifi standard of the wireless network. Example: NAU-B17-G is building 17 802.11G wifi network.
Connect to the wireless network that your device can support and launch your browser. An informational web page will display and you MUST click the accept button. You are now on the network and can browse the internet. This OPEN web access will work for NAU affiliates and ANY guest. If you want to use other types of services, you must connect to a VPN of your choice.
Which areas of the campus are covered by the project?
This map of the Flagstaff Mountain Campus shows buildings with wireless service. Select "Wireless Access" under Categories on the left side and then choose either "Public Access" or "Residential Access."
The following buildings now offer the new wireless service:
Adel Math ;Building 26
Anthropology; Building 98D
Buildings; 98A, 98B, 98C
ARD; Building 56
Ardrey Auditorium; Building 37A
Astronomic Research Observatory; Building 47
Babbitt Academic Annex; Building 23
Babbitt Administrative Center; Building 51
Bilby Research Center; Building 52
Biology; Building 21
Chemistry; Building 20
Cline Library ;Building 28
Communications; Building 16
DuBois Center/South Dining; Building 64
Eastburn Education Center; Building 27
Engineering (CENS); Building 69
Gateway Center; Building 43
Geology Annex; Building 13
Geology; Building 12
Health Professions; Building 66
High Country Conference Center;
Hotel/Restaurant Management; Building 33A
Hotel/Restaurant Management; Buildings 32,33A
Information Technology Services; Building 54/54a
Institute for Human Development; Building 27A
Learning Resources Center; Building 61
Liberal Arts; Building 18
Nursing; Building 72
Performing and Fine Arts; Building 37
Peterson Hall; Building 22 (partial coverage)
Phoenix North Valley Office;
Physical Sciences; Building 19
Recreation Center; Building 25 (partial coverage)
Riles; Building 15
Rolle Activity Center; Building 68 (partial coverage)
ROTC; Building 47A
SBS West; Building 70
Science Lab; Building 17
Social and Behavioral Sciences; Building 65
Southwest Forest Science Complex; Building 82
University Union; Buildings 30/36
W.A.Franke College of Business; Building 81
Wettaw Biology/Biochemistry; Building 88
What about security? NAU's Virtual Private Network provides security for data transmitted along both the wired and wireless networks. Without the VPN, clear text passwords and data can be captured if the session is not encrypted. By authenticating to the VPN with the VPN client your session will be encrypted between the PC and the VPN and not beyond these two points. When connected to Internet based services please remember that the scope of NAU VPN security does not extend out to the Internet. In effect the scope of VPN security is to protect you from exposure over the radio portion of the wireless network.
Can departments set up their own wireless access points? ITS discourages departments from setting up wireless equipment on their own, mostly because of serious security issues and radio-frequency conflicts.
Who do I call for support?
If you're having trouble getting up and running with the wireless network, you can get help from the Solution Center (faculty/staff) at 523-1511 or the Student Technology Center (students) at 523-9294
ResNet, or Residential Network, provides a high-speed Ethernet and wireless connections to every student living in the residence halls of Northern Arizona University.