What is a wireless?
Wikipedia provides a technical definition, which is the transfer of information betwen two or more points that are not physically conntected. In simple terms it's the freedom to access the Internet on your computer or other mobile device anywhere you can access a signal. Here at Ball State we offer two wireless services; bsusecure and bsuguest (unsecure).
The bsusecure wireless network provides many benefits:
• Safe and secure wireless experience due to automatic encryption
• Less frequent interruptions to enter a username and password - After the initial setup, you will not have to reenter your username and password each time you want to access bsusecure.
• Faster download speeds
• Compatible with a wide variety of Wi-Fi devices such as the iPhone, iPod Touch, and Droid
What risks are involved?
There are a number of risks involved if you are not on a secure and encrypted network; masquerading, criminal activity, bandwidth stealing, reputation, financial risks, ligtigation risks, confidentiality, information sensitivity.
Are there instructions I should follow?
For step-by-step instructions on how to use the bsusecure wireless network, visit our "Connecting to bsusecure" Web page. It provides videos on how to connect to the appropriate operating system as well as providing frequently asked questions.