This summer IT @ JH upgraded the wireless network within MSEL. The old network (known as “Standard”) has been replaced with a new network thatâ€™s more secure and even works with Vista. For the network knowledgeable, itâ€™s an 802.11 a/b/g 56mbps compliant wireless LAN. The rest of us will be satisfied with calling the new network “Hopkins.”
Set-up instructions are available online at:
Make sure you have the right equipment to use the wireless. You may need to get adapter or upgrade your wireless cardâ€™s network drivers. Or better yet, call IT @ JH Technical Assistance and make an appointment to have them configure your laptop for you.
Now, about your mother’s blackberry…
IT @ JH also hooked us up with access to the JHGuestNetwork. This is a wireless network that doesnâ€™t require you to sign in. That means that guests visiting the library can log onto the internet. Of course, no authentication means there are some limitations on how it can be used â€“ no access to our licensed resources, for example. But you can certainly use it for most everyday web activities. An online brochure gives more details.
The new networks are being rolled out across the campuses, so you may also have it in your building now. We just wanted you to know you can use either in the library now.
Go to this website for more details on all the wireless networks at Hopkins (yes, weâ€™ve got more than two).