To access the wireless network, a computer needs to be equipped with a wireless network card. Newer laptops come with a built-in wireless card. However, older laptops may not have a built-in card and an external wireless card would be needed. An external card can purchased from a local computer store or from the Technology Store located in Bracken Library in room 103. Select buildings on campus provide both 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n coverage. Dual-band 802.11n cards will provide the best performance, but only an 802.11b/g card is required.
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