It’s actually quite simple.
AirWesLS is out, and AirWes is in. AirWes used to be our campus’ secure wireless network, but it wasn’t really all that secure, so we put it in a dark corner of campus where no light shone on it. It got angry and ceased working for us. Now AirWes is the only way for students to wirelessly connect to the Internet on campus.
Along with the phasing out of AirWesLS, so goes our beloved Bluesocket login page. But that’s part of a bigger move that I’m sure you’ve heard of: Cisco Clean Access. Clean Access Agent is the new way to log into the Wesleyan ResNet. It can be finicky, yes, but once it’s working, it’s not all that shabby.
Big things to remember:
- ResNet as it used to exist is dead. The old registration system has been superseded by Cisco Clean Access.
- AirWesLS is no more. Students can now connect only through AirWes. You will be asked to log in to Clean Access once your computer connects to the wireless network, too.
- Yes, Clean Access pops up a lot. It will pop up whenever it detects a new network connection (for example, when switching from Ethernet to wireless or vice versa, or upon a reboot).
- None of this matters for people in woodframes (woo!), unless you venture onto campus and try to use your computer in someone’s dorm.
Things you’d otherwise ask me in the comments:
- The network will still work once someone puts up a search engine. I don’t want to pressure pcao, but…
- No, the iPhone can’t connect to AirWes yet. I’m waiting, too.
- Got an Xbox, Wii, PlayStation, or some other game console? They’ll work. The process is being developed at the moment.
- Linux machines should work without any hassle. Contact Help Desk at 860 685-4000 if they don’t.
- Yes, I am Wesleyan’s Apple Campus Representative.
Forgive me if this is not fully complete. It’s my 21st birthday and I have other things to be doing!
* Not really. I’ve been with Wesleying since the start. I’m not officially representing Help Desk. Do not use near fire, flame, or sparks. All that jazz.