Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Faculty/Staff Wireless Key Changing 8/15

Macalester's wireless network is divided into three segments - one for faculty and staff ('Macalester'), one for students ('Macalester-Student') and one for visitors, guests and neighbors ('Macalester-Guest').  To prevent unauthorized persons from using 'Macalester,' we will be changing the wireless key for this network segment early on Monday August 15.  The faculty/staff wireless key for Fall 2011 will be sent directly to all faculty and staff via email.

You will need to enter the key into your wireless device(s) only once when prompted. It will remain in place through the end of Fall semester 2011. We will change the key in early 2012, and we will publicize the new key in advance.

Faculty and staff, you should not share the 'Macalester' key with students or guests for any reason.  Sharing the key will compromise network security and place your networked information - your research, files, academic records and personal data - at risk. Be assured that students and guests have appropriate access through their own wireless network segments.

If you have any questions about using the wireless key, please contact the ITS Help Desk at x.6525 or via e-mail, helpdesk@macalester.edu.

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