September 18, 2002

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Wireless Computer Access at SWOSU

Wireless computer access has been expanded on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

SWOSU tested a pilot program during the 2002 spring semester in the Al Harris Library and now has expanded wireless access to Rogers, Jefferson and Oklahoma residence halls as well as the Stafford Center.
"Students have been using their own computers, and they seem to be very pleased with the system," said Mark Engelman, director of information technology services at SWOSU.

Users of the system have access to the Internet at any time by using laptop computers instead of relying on traditional network-wired computers. Laptops with wireless Internet access cards are available for checkout at the Al Harris Library, and students are also welcome to use their personal laptop computers. In order to use their own laptops, students need any IEEE 802.11b compliant network adapter.

Engelman said the service will be expanded early this fall to the Education Building and plans are to expand later to Stewart and Neff residence halls as well as the Student Union.

Story Contact:
Brian Adler, (580) 774-3063 or adlerb@swosu.edu