'TAMIU Unplugged' Expands Wireless Network on Campus
Texas A&M International University students now have another wireless
site on campus to connect to the Internet. "TAMIU Unplugged,"
the University's wireless network, has now been expanded to the Student
This past Spring, the University launched "TAMIU Unplugged"
with service throughout Killam Library. By doing so, TAMIU joined only
60 percent of cutting-edge universities across the nation that have designated
wireless areas of their campuses for student, faculty and administrative
Lakshmana Viswanath, director of the University's Computer Telecommunications
Services, said the expansion is the latest in a planned series of wireless
access sites on campus.
"We're keenly interested in providing our University community
with the latest in technological advances that can speed learning, productivity
and campus-wide connections. We are committed to a series of comprehensive
access sites across the campus connecting us here and beyond," Viswanath
With "TAMIU Unplugged," wireless signal zones on campus provide
Internet access points in all directions. Users with computers equipped
for wireless access connect to the Internet from as far as 100 yards from
the access point, depending on a number of variables.
The service is limited to students who are currently enrolled at TAMIU
and full-time faculty and staff. Access to the service is password protected.
The University employs numerous security measures including 802.1x security
and wireless encryption to protect sensitive data traveling across the
Students, faculty, alumni and staff interested in accessing "TAMIU
Unplugged," the wireless network, can visit an informative website
Information is also available by phone by calling the TAMIU's CTS at
326.2310 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
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