Truman Wireless Network
Truman is proud to offer free campus wide wireless access
to all students, faculty, staff, alumni and sponsored guests.
All you need is a laptop computer or wireless device with a WiFi
certified 802.11b/g or 802.11a/b/g wireless network. If your
computer does not have a built-in wireless network card, you can
purchase a wireless networking card from most computer vendors. We
recommend that purchased cards support 802.11g and WPA-2.
How to Connect
To connect to the wireless network you will need a current Truman
Directions on how to setup your connection
are available here.
Faculty and staff may sponsor university guests to allow them
access to the wireless network. The sponsor is responsible for the
actions of any guest they register. To sponsor a guest please
Guests or visitors may also purchase
access to the network for a nominal fee. To begin
connect to the TrumanGuest network with the
provided network password and then
complete the payment process. If you are a guest please have your
University contact provide the network password and any other information you
need to connect.
All buildings on campus have wireless access, and most outdoor
areas are covered as well. A full wireless
network coverage map is available
Wireless Connectivity Policy
Connections to the wireless network fall under the
wireless connectivity policy and the
Truman's computer use policy.
For 802.11b/g wireless computer networks, there are several possible
sources of interfering signals, including 2.4 GHz wireless phones,
some microwave ovens, X10 wireless cameras, Bluetooth wireless
devices, and other wireless LANs.
These devices can use the same frequency as 802.11b/g wireless
computer networks and there are no inherent mechanisms built into
the associated technologies to stop them from interfering with each
other. When multiple devices and technologies are active in
the 2.4 Ghz range at the same time it can cause intermittent
wireless network service outages. Troubleshooting interference
problems can be difficult.
ITS will need help from all members of the campus community to
minimize wireless network interference. We recommend that
wherever possible other 2.4 GHz wireless devices not be used in the
same (or adjacent) area as the wireless computer network.