All faculty and staff offices have at least one network jack. Residence halls have “one drop per pillow,” with extra connections in study areas, lounges, and locations like the Ehinger Center and the University Library. Wireless networking covers nearly all academic and public spaces, as well as outdoor locations and some residence halls. Members of the Drew community access their Drew network resources while off-campus through their own ISP and remote-access technologies.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to guarantee complete wireless coverage in every part of every campus building in every situation. Factors such as environment, population, furnishings, and use of other equipment that may contribute to interference will change wireless coverage dynamically. University Technology attempts to provide “good” or better coverage in 90% or more of all covered campus buildings.
UT cannot guarantee coverage for all types of wireless devices. Testing is done on Drew standard laptops, and in most cases handhelds, tablets, game consoles, and other devices should work adequately. However, differences in hardware may mean certain devices cannot get a wireless signal.
There are 4 wireless network names (SSIDs) in most locations: drew, drew1x, 5drew, and 5drew1x. The “drew” and “5drew” connections require no wireless authentication. The “drew1x” and “5drew1x” connections require authentication (using your Drew uLogin credentials). Not all devices can support wireless authentication.
For more information on connecting to either the wired or wireless networks, please see the Internet Access documentation on U-KNOW.