Secure Your Brown Wireless Connection
Whether at a meeting, giving a presentation, working in a dorm, library, dining hall or dozens of other spots on Brown’s campus, when connecting to the wireless network, a Brown-Secure connection provides better security and more Internet services.
While CIS offers two wireless networks, Brown-Secure provides an encrypted network for the safe transmission of sensitive information without the need to log onto VPN, as well as access to most Internet services: http/https, email (IMAP, POP and MAPI), network printing, library services, as well as keyed and LM (licensed managed) software. (Note that IPTV/VFNow streaming is not available).
The basic Brown wireless connection, on the other hand, provides limited access to web-based services (http/https plus IMAP and POP email) and requires logging onto VPN for other services.
To be able to use Brown Secure, Windows users must first install the SecureW2 client, then configure their wireless network cards for the Brown-Secure wireless network adapter as detailed in CIS’s documentation (XP, Vista). (Mac users will need to configure their wireless adapter.)
One reminder: SecureW2 is intended for use only on the Brown-Secure network. You should not use SecureW2 for other networks unless instructed otherwise. If you use or plan to use the Novell client, and/or CyberAngel, please follow the installation instructions carefully to prevent adverse modifications to your computer's security settings.
For more information, see the Wireless FAQ.
As of Friday, January 18, 2008, the trusted certificate for Brown-Secure wireless expired. The certificate negotiates the encryption between your computer and the secure wireless network. A new certificate is now available, but will need to be installed to continue to use Brown-Secure. To update your certificate, please follow the instructions for the appropriate operating system.