Wireless Guidelines

The wireless network is an extension of the wired network. The policies set forth in the UW-W Network Use policies apply to the wired network as well as the wireless network. However, since wireless networks frequently have a smaller bandwidth and are susceptible to environmental conditions, additional precautions are necessary. Management is centralized, enabling the adoption of new standards and features such as 802.1x authentication, seamless roaming between access points, and reduction of interference between devices using the same frequency range.

The Executive Tier determines strategic direction for the use of wireless at UW-W. iCIT manages the infrastructure and ensures the integrity, availability, and security of wireless access.