(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.
The sympoisum will focus on the interface between aging and neurodegenerative diseases, will educate the wider research community about advancements in this fast-paced field and stimulate collaborative research in this area. Register online for this free event.
H-E-B University Center Ballroom (HUC 1.106), Main Campus
The 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics is offering four special panels open and free to the San Antonio public July 31-Aug. 3 to mark the tricentennial next year. The event is co-sponsored by UTSA Research.
Hotel Contessa, 306 W. Market St., San Antonio
Orientation marks a major step toward becoming a Roadrunner. It is a unique experience designed to welcome freshmen and transfers to UTSA and ensure a successful transition into college. They will learn about UTSA, prepare for their first semester and have fun meeting other students. There is also a special Family Orientation program too.
Various locations, Main and Downtown Campuses
The UTSA community welcomes students to their on-campus home! Laurel Village, Chaparral Village and Alvarez Hall are home for 2,300 students during the academic year, and Move-In event kicks off the start of Roadrunner Days.
Laurel Village, Chaparral Village, Alvarez Hall, Main Campus
The College of Engineering hosts this seminar featuring Jeff Adams, Southwest Zone Quality Manager, Siemens Building Technologies Division. The event is free and open to the public.
Engineering Building (EB 3.04.30), Main Campus
After a day full of moving and getting settled into their new UTSA home, students and their families can have some refreshments and snacks at the Welcome Back Reception. The event tops off with the premiere performance of the Spirit of San Antonio, UTSA's Marching Band.
University Center Paseo, Main Campus
Can you survive the library wilderness? As a part of Roadrunner Days, UTSA Libraries is hosting a mobile adventure for you to play and find out more about the library!
John Peace Library, 2nd floor, Main Campus
Come meet your UTSA Volleyball Team as they gear up for the 2017 season! The game begins at 5 p.m. then the team will hold an autograph and photo session after the game.
Convocation Center, Main Campus
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