Tuesday, September 01, 2015

AirRowdy wireless network changes are part of major IT initiative

Learn about AirRowdy updates.

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(Sept. 9, 2010)--AirRowdy, the UTSA wireless network has changed and it's now even more secure -- and easier to use. The Office of Information Technology has completed a project that has resulted in improvements for accessing the wi-fi network. The upgrade project is part of the OIT Summer Splash initiative -- 11 projects that will change the face of technology at UTSA.

The most noticeable change is that the current AirRowdy network (also known as "AirRowdy_N") has been split into three separate networks -- one each for faculty-staff, students and campus guests. The new networks (SSIDs) are named AirRowdy_Fac_Staff, AirRowdy_Student and AirRowdy_Guest; each user logs in to the appropriate network.

"The AirRowdy faculty and staff network is now encrypted, which means that on-campus wireless users no longer need to log in to the UTSA Virtual Private Network (VPN) before accessing the network," said project manager Dalin Bruns.

Faculty and staff members must configure their laptops before using the new AirRowdy network for the first time. Configuration instructions are available at the website.

When the one-time setup is complete and you have logged in with your network ID (abc123) and password, subsequently you won't have to log in each time you access AirRowdy. Students will continue to log in to AirRowdy by entering their myUTSA ID ("abc123") and password. Visitors to UTSA also can access AirRowdy more easily, simply by completing a short online form before connecting to the AirRowdy_Guest network.

Although the previous AirRowdy_N wireless network will be available until Dec. 31, AirRowdy users should begin using the new networks now.

 

 

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Football standouts make Roadrunner history

For Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade, football is not just a passing fancy. Both players were part of the UTSA football program almost from the beginning. When UTSA opens the 2015 season Thursday at Arizona, it will be the first time the Roadrunners take the field without them. But Mabry and Wade will still be playing football; their uniforms will just be a different color.

Mabry, a defensive tackle from San Antonio's MacArthur High School, was an honorable mention All-Conference USA selection his final two seasons as a Roadrunner and second among the team's defensive linemen with 49 tackles last year. Wade, a defensive back from Tyler, was the most decorated player in school history. He was a semifinalist for the 2014 Jim Thorpe Award – for the nation's top defensive back – a three-time all-conference honoree and two-year team captain who set a school record of 293 tackles in his career. Both men had outstanding college careers that allowed them to make UTSA history.

Did you know? Mabry and Wade both agreed to terms as undrafted free agents with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks, respectively, becoming the first UTSA players to move to the professional ranks.

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