Resolved: ITS encourages use of "Wireless 2.0" as on-campus Wireless VPN phaseout nears
To encourage adoption of the latest wireless technologies at Penn State, the University will end the wireless Virtual Private Network (VPN) service as of July 1, 2012. As a result, all users should plan to transition to the University’s wireless 2.0 service for on-campus wireless connectivity.
The wireless 2.0 service employs authentication and encryption industry standards for improved laptop and desktop security. Because it no longer requires the use of Penn State’s Wireless VPN service, it enables instant connection to Internet resources and consistent wireless coverage for roaming within and between 2.0-enabled campus buildings. The 2.0 service is easy to use and only requires a one-time download and configuration for users to be up and running. The original 1.0 Wireless VPN service will continue to operate simultaneously with the 2.0 service until it is decommissioned July 1, 2012.
To learn more about Penn State’s wireless services, visit http://wireless.psu.edu.
To obtain instructions for downloading and configuring software to connect to Wireless 2.0, visit http://wireless.psu.edu/setup.
Note: Penn State’s VPN Anywhere service (which enables users to connect to Penn State from home through a third-party Internet Service Provider and also provides access to University Web sites that are restricted to Penn State IP addresses, such as Library services) will not be affected by the decommissioning of the on-campus Wireless VPN service. More information about Penn State’s VPN Anywhere service can be found at http://ait.its.psu.edu/services/computing-infrastructure/networking/vpn/.