Living WirelessGAMBIER, Ohio (August 9, 2004) A new wireless computing system in the majority of Kenyon's residence halls will give students the freedom to access the campus network on laptop computers, without being tethered by cables.
Virtually any computer will be compatible with the new system, which complements existing wireless network points in the College's Olin and Chalmers libraries, Ransom Hall, and other campus locations.
Staff from Kenyon's library and information services division completed the configurations this summer, while outside contractors installed the wiring.
"This technology will be convenient for our students," says Ron Griggs, director of information systems. "This is another step in making our network user-friendly and allowing our students to pursue academic and social opportunities from any place in student housing."
To access the wireless network, students will need wireless-equipped devices. Many new laptop computers have a wireless capability built in, and wireless network cards can be purchased in the Kenyon bookstore.