When at the Penn Stater for the Symposium, there are two ways to connect to wireless:

  1. (Preferred Method) Selecting the ATT Wireless Open Network, “AttWifi_Meeting” or
  2. Via the Cisco VPN.

Steps for each are described below:

Connecting to wireless using the ATT Wireless Open Network

  • Power up your laptop.
  • From your network connection menu select AttWifi_Meeting.

Connecting to wireless using Cisco VPN

The Penn State VPN (Virtual

Private Network) is a secure network connection that uses encryption

and other security mechanisms to ensure that only authorized users

access the network and that data is secure. Many of you already use the VPN to wirelessly connect at multiple locations across the campuses. If so, simply follow your standard process for connecting.

If you do not have the VPN installed you will need to download and configure the VPN in order to authenticate and access the

Penn State wireless 1.0 pennstate network using this method. VPN software clients for Linux, Windows,

and Mac OS X are available for download with or without an Internet

connection, as well as documentation and installation instructions

for each client. Visit Penn State Wireless (http://its.psu.edu/wireless/) to download and install the VPN.

Once the VPN is installed it’s easy to get connected to Penn State Wireless 1.0. All you have to

do is:

  • Power up your laptop. 
  • Launch your VPN client software, and select the Penn State campus

    where you are located. For the Symposium we would select ITS Wireless at University Park.

  • Use the pennstate wireless network for your tasks. 
  • Disconnect the VPN client when you are done.

Visit the ITS Knowledge Base for setup
instructions for Wireless 1.0 VPN access on the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch

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