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  1. #1
    chronogoof89
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    Wireless connection help, please?
    Hey. I recently moved into my dorm at Colorado State University. The dorm is saturated with wireless internet. I have been using the hard line though, because I figure its probably faster, and my laptop is already hooked up to: Printer speakers, Mouse, Ipod, power cord, lock, so what's a cat6?

    Problem is, I decided to try the wireless out, I turn on airport. It said it found the network 'csu'. I was like cool. I had good signal strength and everything. I opened Safari and it can't connect to any websites???! However.... in iTunes I can share music with all the people on the wireless network (i know this becasue when I turn on airport, like 4 more people pop up on top of the hardline network people).

    What's going on, why can't I get to the internet?

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    Wireless connection help, please?

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    Wireless connection help, please?

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    When all else fails, Google for it. A search for "colorado state university wireless" turned up

    http://www.colostate.edu/acns/wireless/
    Which has this helpful bit:
    Access to the wireless network is controlled for security reasons. A VPN (virtual private network) client is required to access the wireless network.

    Using VPN: Individuals must use a VPN client to access the wireless network. See the VPN web page for information on downloading and using a VPN client.
    There's a link on the page....

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    chronogoof89
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    Quote Originally Posted by technologist
    When all else fails, Google for it. A search for "colorado state university wireless" turned up

    http://www.colostate.edu/acns/wireless/
    Which has this helpful bit:

    There's a link on the page....

    Yeah. My bad. I went to the Apple Dealer here on campus and they gave me the VPN on a CDR. I'm gonna install it now and see if that works...

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    ChicoWeb
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    Probably depends on your access point. Some may require WEP, or a Password. I to, can not connect sometimes to unprotected access points that my PC buddies can.

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    chronogoof89
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChicoWeb
    Probably depends on your access point. Some may require WEP, or a Password. I to, can not connect sometimes to unprotected access points that my PC buddies can.
    Meh... It works now! Its actually faster than my hard line connection. By quite a bit. I think they want you to use the VPN so they can make you log in? That way they can monitor what you're doing?

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    mac_noobie
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    Yea I was about to say wireless never seemed any slower than through the wire to me... But you have obviously found this out for yourself :cool: .

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    chronogoof89
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_noobie
    Yea I was about to say wireless never seemed any slower than through the wire to me... But you have obviously found this out for yourself :cool: .
    Well, they use 802.11g here. 802.11b seems slower, but I'm used to either very fast cable or a dedicated T1.

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