11/14/13 802.11B Retired in Towers

This morning, 11/14/13 802.11B wireless was turned off in Towers. 802.11B is an older, slower protocol that was first standardized in 1999. More modern protocols like 802.11G and 802.11N provide for backward compatibility with 802.11B devices by slowing down the network and making all devices communicate at a slower speed. Most current devices support 802.11G or 802.11N and should continue to connect after 802.11B has been turned off. We hope that students in Miller and Dieseth will notice an improvement in their wireless connectivity with this change. We are interested in hearing feedback on whether or not this change has made a noticeable improvement. If your computer is suddenly unable to connect to the network in Towers after this change, please let us know by contacting the LIS Technology Help Desk.

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