|Chester Fritz Library receives wireless network upgrade|
The Chester Fritz Library has recently benefited from campus funding for wireless network upgrades. New equipment has been installed and the number of wireless access points has doubled in the facility. The upgrade now supports wireless coverage throughout the building. UND’s Information Technology Systems and Services department planned the upgrade and completed the work during February.
Students, faculty and staff with wireless capability in their laptop computers, may use them in the library to access the University’s network. Anyone may connect to the network as a guest, which allows the user to browse the Internet. However, to receive full access, the user must log onto the University network using software which can be downloaded during the connection process.
The Chester Fritz Library also has a limited number of laptop computers, which students may checkout to use inside the facility. The computers are loaded with MS Office and printing is available through UnipriNT. The laptops are available at the first floor service desk.
Most libraries on campus have or are installing wireless access. The Geology Library in Leonard Hall recently deployed a new wireless area and the Hughes Fine Arts Center, where the Music Library is located, is in the process of installing a wireless network. The Health Sciences and the Law libraries also operate wireless networks for their users.
For more information, access the Library’s web site at http://www.library.und.edu/services/wireless.jsp
-- Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.