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Wireless Internet Service
Wireless Internet Service
The wireless service in Gambang is active. The service is free for all the students. The service officially launched on 2st January 2013 at Administrative Building at Gambang Campus. All students are invited to register.
About the CFS Wireless Internet Service
There are 57 access points available throughout the campus. Most administration, academic offices and also mahallah is already equipped with the AP. Once you have registered, you will be able to use the WiFi service. Students have to use matric number and password to login.
WiFi Coverage for CFS
There are 57 AP rigged throughout the campus. The AP are located at:
- Administration Building
- All Academic Office
- All Mahallah Office
Frequesntly ask question:
- What is a wireless network?
Wireless Local Area Network WLAN, specifically those supported by the popular 802.11 standards family such as 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g. Another term frequently used for WLANs is WiFi . A Wireless LAN is a type of local area network that uses high Radio Frequency (RF) waves rather than network cable to communicate between noted.
- How fast is the connection?
The IIUM Campus Wide Wireless Network maximum can operate at 54Mbps with IEEE 802.11a or IEEE 802.11g standard. Technologically, it is a shared access medium. This means it depends on how many users are connected to the wireless access point. If there are many people connected to the wireless access point, the slower the connection will become. Besides that, the encryption transmission (WPA) will also affect the wireless speed, but this is important for wireless security purpose.
- How to login and use wireless?
For Staff username: email username password: email password
For student username: matric number password: user password
- PC Minimum Requirement
The minimum system requirements for the mobile user PC are:
System hardware: PC or notebook support wireless Wireless LAN IEEE 802.11b/g Adapter (Wi-Fi compatible)-PCMCIA, USB or built in (Centrino, etc). Handheld, Pocket PC, Palm support wireless
System Software: Microsoft Windows & Apple Macintosh Linux
- What cause wireless connection problems?
Disabled wireless network adapters. Incorrectly configured wireless network settings. Insufficient credentials for authentication or missing permissions for authorization Distance, interference, or obstructions between wireless devices
- Why the status is validating identity?
Few reasons why the status still on validating identity:
- Wireless client or adapter not running properly (please restart again)
- Laptop infected with viruses, spyware, malware, adware, worms or Trojan-horse
- The operating system is not genuine
- Wireless account blacklisted by the administrator (security threat etc)
- What to do when Windows Vista shows limited connection OR connected with limited access?
Windows Vista WiFi security was designed with two type of WPA which are personnel and enterprise. While the other operating system just simply WPA only. When you are connected but limited access, shutdown your laptop for a few minute and restart again. Enter again your credential info if required Windows Vista not recommended by IIUM WiFi admin - use at your own risk. The best way is to use normal Windows XP, Macintosh (MacBook) or Ubuntu 8.04
- Why the registration setup is complicated and it is not as easy as at any public WiFi such as Secret Recipe, Coffee Bean or Kotiam Cafe?
The registration setup is complicated just because to ensure that all traffic travel in the air is encrypted and secured. Public WiFi does not have security features and it is open to risk. What ever you send can be simply sniffed by unauthorized hacker. IIUM WiFi offers guaranteed secure connection and all information is encrypted. Secure environment setup is known to be a quit complicated to non-IT savvy users.
- Why IIUM Wifi use WPA and not WEP or WPA2?
WEP key can be cracked less then 5 minutes. WPA setting is quit secure enough. WPA2 has strong security features and more complicated to setup compared to WPA setting. In average, not many devices own by IIUM Community supported WPA2. ITD will enhance its security using WPA2 in the future.