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WIRELESS NETWORK

This site is designed to give information on both current and proposed wireless networking for access to the University network at Florida Tech. This does not cover information on research done by the Wireless Center of Excellence. The current wireless infrastructure is a mix of 802.11b (11Mbps), 802.11g (54 Mbps), and 802.11n (300 Mbps). The coverage map below distinguishes where 802.11n service is available. 802.11n is backwards compatible with 802.11g and 802.11b. Any 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n card will work in any of the current coverage areas.

Wireless Topics

Coverage Areas

Download the map below to view the current areas covered and future proposed areas for the campus wireless network. The areas covered include: The Academic Quad, Clemente Center, College of Business, Columbia Village Commons Building, Denius Student Union Building, Evans Cafeteria, Evans Library, Keuper Administration Building, Link Engineering Building, Olin Engineering Complex, Olin Life Sciences, Olin Physical Sciences, Psychology, Shepard and the Skurla Aeronautics Building. PanthAIR Wi-Fi is NOT presently available outdoors.

Wireless Coverage Map

Download the Wireless Coverage Map (PDF)

Hardware Needed to Connect

Any 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Compliant card is acceptable for connecting to the network. These cards can be purchased at any computer store.  Most newer laptops have them already available with the system.

Register to Use the Wireless Network

  1. Visit the Network Registration  page to register your laptop or pda for wireless access.
  2. Set up your wireless card according to the manufacturer's instructions.

    The following data provides information that you may be asked for when configuring your wireless settings:
Parameter Value
Wireless SSID PanthAIR 
WPA not required presently
IP Address Set automatically by DHCP
Wireless SSID PanthAIR-Guest
WPA Call Tech Support at 674-7284