Truman Wireless Network
Truman is proud to offer free campus wide wireless access to all students, faculty, staff, 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 account. 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 complete the online application process.
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 here.
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.