Queen's University Library - News Releases Queen's University at Kingston, Canada
Monday, 22 March 2004


Library Laptop Internet Connections Upgraded to New Campus Autentication System



Queen's Library and Queen's ITServices are very pleased to announce today's launch of a new, and much streamlined, procedure for Queen's students, faculty and staff who wish to connect their laptops to the Internet while working on campus. With this upgrade of the campus authentication server, the formerly cumbersome connectivity process has been reduced to four easy steps:

  1. Plug your data cable into a jack that is clearly labelled LAPTOP ETHERNET CONNECTION (consult map posted in each library).
  2. Power up your laptop and be sure the networking is set to "Obtain an IP address automatically" (DHCP).
  3. Open your web browser (you must do this step before you start up any Internet applications such as MSN).
  4. Your web browser will automatically open at the Queen's University On-Campus Authentication Service website, at which point you will log in with your Queen's NetID (e.g. 3abc2) and password.

In addition, the server upgrade has enabled the connection period to be extended to four hours before re-authentication kicks in.

The new procedure applies to all laptop "docking stations" in the five campus libraries, as well as to all "wired" classrooms and common spaces across the University. It also applies to the Library's new wireless access, currently available only in the Law Library but soon to be extended to the Stauffer, Douglas, Education and Bracken Libraries.

For more information:

Consult the Library's webguide, How to Connect your Laptop to the Internet, or contact:

Liz Fox, Electronic Services Librarian
Tel: (613) 533-6000 ext 75569
Email: foxe@post.queensu.ca

29 March 2004
Queen's University Library, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
http://library.queensu.ca/libdocs/news/2004mar22.htm