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Getting Started with Hornet Wireless

Accessing the SPSU Hornet Wireless system requires 3 things:

  1. An 802.11 B/G wireless enabled laptop
  2. A supported Operating System
  3. TTLS security capabilities

802.11 B/G Wireless:
If you purchased your laptop recently, then chances are that your system has a built-in wireless Ethernet adapter.  If your laptop does not have built-in wireless then you will need to purchase an external card.  External cards come in two main varieties, USB and PCMCIA.  Talk to your laptop vendor or a local computer store for options that will work best for you.

Supported Operating Systems:

  The following Operating systems are known to function with the SPSU Hornet Wireless System:

System Version IT Support
MS Windows XP (limited support for wireless in Vista at this time) Full IT Support.  Click here to install the Secure W2 wireless client for Windows
(note: access from off campus requires you to first login to the Hornet Connect VPN system and click on "Software Depot".  If you are unfamiliar with the service, more information on Hornet Connect can be found here).
Apple Mac OS v10.3+ Full IT Support. Click here to set up the built-in Mac OS 802.1x client
Linux Various 2.4 and 2.6 Kernels Limited IT support at this time.  Click here for Hornet Wireless 802.1x settings
iPhone/iPod Touch Tested with iPhone/iPhone 3G and iPod Touch 2nd gen, version 2.0 OS or later Limited IT support at this time.  Download this profile from your iPhone/iPod browser

TTLS Security Capabilities

   TTLS is a very secure form of user authentication and data encryption.  Click here for more details on TTLS.

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